A contractor replacing a lightbulb in the hallway of a home
SmartEnergy
September 24, 2014

Local, iconic, and sustainable: Herman Miller’s Team 53 helps design energy-efficient homes

The Broersma family takes efficiency seriously. The global modernist furniture icon, Herman Miller, which is responsible for bringing the world the famed Eames Lounge Chair, is invested in far more…
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Man standing in front of the refrigerators in his store
SmartEnergy
September 24, 2014

A church and a gas station in Detroit reap the benefits of energy efficiency

An accordion sounded from the front of the gymnasium at the Pilgrim Church and I Am My Brother’s Keeper Ministry on a Thursday evening, live musical accompaniment for one of…
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Dr. Energy Saver John Haines speaking with a client
SmartEnergy
September 24, 2014

Contractor Q&A: Dr. Energy Saver John Haines on his encore career as a Michigan Saves contractor

My second career is working for Dr. Energy Saver, where I’ve been for 4 years. I have an Energy Management Specialist degree from Lansing Community College and a Business Administration…
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Ecotelligent Homes owner, Amanda Godward holding a home infrared scanner
SmartEnergy
September 24, 2014

Michigan Saves offers no-hassle financing plans to help contractors increase sales

Michigan Saves loans allow energy efficiency contractors to turn cost concerns into conversation-starters. Amanda Godward and her staff at Ecointelligent Homes are prepared to find leaks and help homes and…
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The McMullen Family read to their kids in the warm and comfortable home
SmartEnergy
September 24, 2014

Family makes future dream a present reality

When Steve and Laura McMullen moved their family into their 1950s house in Grand Rapids, they knew windows could be a barrier to a healthy home. The windows of their…
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Mary Templeton, executive director and CEO of Michigan Saves
SmartEnergy
September 24, 2014

VIDEO: Michigan Saves HELP Program Update

We have an important update for you, our contractors, that will help you grow your business and provide more solutions to families that need to take control of their energy…
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Staff from Ecotelligent Homes speaking with a homeowner
SmartEnergy
September 23, 2014

SPECIAL REPORT Energy efficiency: It’s all about saving cash, cleaning up carbon, and creating local jobs

Caulk, insulation, efficient appliances, and programmable thermostats may not be the sexiest aspects of Michigan's energy landscape. But many experts believe it's these humble energy efficiency measures that will help…
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