Thursday, March 31, 2005

Charitable foundation goes green - 03/31/05

Charitable foundation goes green - 03/31/05: "Charitable foundation goes green
Kresge headquarters' historic preservation in Troy uses strategies that are sustainable.
By Jennifer Chambers / The Detroit News

'It's what drew me out of retirement,' says project manager Ron Gagnon of the groundbreaking project.
TROY -- It's where 19th Century charm meets innovative 'green' building technology.
A revamped headquarters at The Kresge Foundation is promising to be a one-of-a-kind groundbreaking redevelopment project in Oakland County and southeast Michigan with its ambitious mix of sustainable strategies and historic preservation.
The current headquarters sits on a three-acre farm on Big Beaver Road and consists of a split-face stone farmhouse, red wood barn, stone sheds and two towering white wind mills.
Since last April, the foundation has been building a 17,000-square-foot addition utilizing green building techn"

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