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 […]
Leslie Etterbeek, property manager for LR Management in Southfield, Michigan, wanted to find a cost-effective way to improve the common areas for one of the multiple properties she oversees. Etterbeek was mainly concerned with the light fixtures — she wanted to save money on the lights and have them look uniform as well.
From weatherizing windows to upgrading commercial refrigeration units, there is a lot of great energy-efficiency work happening in Michigan’s businesses and homes. The trouble is, many people don’t know it.
From the western tip of the Upper Peninsula to the eastern coast of Lake Erie, Michigan families and businesses are making smart investments in energy efficiency. So many investments, in fact, that in June, Michigan Saves celebrated a significant milestone: $50 million in energy investments. Put differently, Michigan Saves has made it possible for $50 million to flow into the hands of people wanting to make a difference in their energy consumption.
Posters filled with pie charts and graphs lined the room at the Detroit Electrical Industry Training Center in Warren last month as Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder stepped in front of a small crowd to deliver his special message, “Ensuring Affordable, Reliable, and Environmentally Protective Energy for Michigan’s Future.”
In July 2014, the nonprofit rolled out its Beer, Wings and Cash competition, which ran through December 31, 2015. Any contractor that completed 24 loans or more was eligible for a beer and wings party. The top three contractors with the highest loan values got the payout. As a result of the promotion’s success, the Michigan Saves team plans to host another competition in 2015.