We’re honored…

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Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Impact WinnerGenerally, our promotional work is about telling the stories of our customers and celebrating others to spur growth in the efficiency and renewable energy market. We’re usually the ones helping to put awards in the hands of energy champions (and if you didn’t know, nominations for the Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards just opened). But we’re going to set our modesty aside for a moment to share some news we just received.

The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance recently announced Michigan Saves is the recipient of an Inspiring Efficiency Award in their “Impact” category

We’re honored to be named in this category, particularly because it shines a light on organizations that have significantly helped consumers take control of their energy consumption, costs, and production.

Michigan Saves was formed in 2009, and our first loan was issued in September 2010 for $3,916. Since then, we’ve enabled more than $80 million in private investments that were used to lower energy costs, improve health and safety, and ensure sustainability in 7,255 homes and commercial buildings.

While helping Michigan residents become better stewards is reward enough, we’re especially happy to be recognized because it provides an opportunity to thank our partners, lenders, and contractors. Together, we are a powerful network of committed people and organizations working to make an impact in our state.

Press Release: Michigan Saves finances more than $80 million in energy-efficiency and renewable energy improvements

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Selma Tucker, Director of Marketing and Communications
Michigan Saves
(517) 331-9473


Michigan Saves finances more than $80 million in energy-efficiency and renewable energy improvements

Michigan homeowners and business owners reap the benefits of improved comfort and lower utility bills

Lansing, Mich. – Michigan Saves, a nonprofit organization that provides affordable financing to make energy improvements easier for Michigan energy consumers, has just surpassed $80 million dollars in residential and commercial loans. As a green bank, Michigan Saves stimulates and supports investment in energy-efficiency and renewable energy measures in Michigan homes, businesses and public buildings.
Michigan Saves was established in 2009 with grant funding from the Michigan Public Service Commission and a vision to break down barriers preventing homeowners and business owners from doing energy-efficiency work. Michigan Saves booked its first loan for $3,916 in September 2010. “Six years later, $80 million in private investment represents the tireless efforts of local contractors and lenders who provide capital to thousands of Michiganders wanting to take control of their energy costs,” says Mary Templeton, executive director of Michigan Saves.
Michigan Saves strongly encourages energy-efficiency investments at the individual and business level, knowing that each one added together moves the needle on total energy consumption.
“At the end of the day, it’s those Michiganders – those families and organizations – who are making the choice to improve the health, safety, efficiency and comfort of their buildings. We should be grateful to them. Their individual actions benefit everyone in this state because we’re collectively reducing waste and improving our sustainability.”
Michigan Saves maintains a network of nearly 500 authorized contractors and 10 authorized lenders who promote Michigan Saves financing to residential and commercial customers, covering the entire state.
Since 2010, Michigan Saves has financed energy improvements in 7,255 homes, businesses and public buildings. Over the useful life of the energy improvements, Michiganders will save an estimated 802 million kilowatt hours and 22 million therms, which is greater than the combined annual energy use for all the homes in the City of Lansing.
Michigan Saves is a nonprofit dedicated to making energy improvements easier for all Michigan energy consumers. To accomplish this, Michigan Saves makes affordable financing and other incentives available through partnerships with private sector lenders. We also authorize and monitor a network of contractors and recognize those with advanced training. Our current portfolio includes programs for residential, commercial, multifamily and municipal customers, and supports energy efficiency, geothermal and solar PV projects. For more information visit www.michigansaves.org.

Michigan Clean Energy Report

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Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to release the Michigan Clean Energy Report. Our intent in producing this report, supported by the Mott Foundation, is to create a reference for communities by providing a profile of the state’s current energy landscape and to describe the experiences of a handful of Michigan cities in supporting and deploying clean energy in their communities.

The Michigan Clean Energy Report comprises two major works: a statewide overview of energy use and clean energy technology deployment throughout the state, and a profile of clean energy efforts in seven Michigan communities. The categories identified for inclusion in this report are energy optimization, distributed generation, smart grid advances, and electric vehicles.
We hope that you find this information useful as you continue clean energy work in your local community for the benefit of our state. We look forward to working together to support our collective efforts.

Please feel free to share this report with your networks.

Warm regards,

Mary Templeton
Executive Director, Michigan Saves