Donckers and the Delft Bistro

“I think Marquette will continue to thrive and grow and we’d like to be a part of that with the opportunity to be energy efficient but also work with Michigan Saves to continue to help our business and grow our business.” —Tom Vear

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Improvement, LED Lighting

A Marquette Mainstay Upgrades Its Energy Efficiency with the Help of Michigan Saves

With a population of just over 20,000, Marquette is the biggest city in the Upper Peninsula with the best small-town feel. Donckers and the Delft Bistro – a restaurant, soda fountain, sweet shop combo – has been a part of Marquette’s downtown for more than 125 years. Donckers’ building and business may be historic, but its approach couldn’t be more contemporary.  With high efficiency equipment, solar roof panels and 1,700 LED lights that illuminate the restaurant’s signature marquee, Donckers has prioritized eco-conscious operations with help from Michigan Saves, the nation’s first nonprofit green bank.

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