Year: 2016

Piggy banks carved from wood

Michigan Saves: By the Numbers

Since its inception, Michigan Saves has helped thousands of families and business owners take control of their energy costs. Below, you can explore how much business the program has done, and how much energy and money was saved as a result.

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Mary Templeton, Michigan Saves executive director

A Letter from Our Executive Director

Michigan Saves hit some great milestones in 2015. We rolled out new promotions and buydowns, we chaired the steering committee for the first-ever Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards, worked with utility and municipal partners to develop on-bill financing programs, and our loan portfolio crossed the $60 million mark—which means that over 6,000 homes, businesses, and multifamily and public sector properties were able to realize the benefits of energy-efficient upgrades.

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tan brick house on a sunny Summer day

Homeowners and Contractors Benefit from the Home Energy Loan Program

Michigan Saves’ Home Energy Lending Program (HELP) gives homeowners an easy way to increase comfort in their homes, save money on energy bills, and make Michigan a more energy-efficient state. Since 2010, HELP has enabled more than $50 million in capital available to over 5,300 families and achieved major milestones in 2015. Plans for 2016 include expanding the program through offerings like on-bill financing, better internal processes, and continuing its successful Beer & Wings incentive program for contractors.

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A Governor's Energy Excellence Award recipient holding his trophy

Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards Recognize Local Individuals and Organizations

As your skis slide along the fresh powder, faster and faster as you gain speed down the mountain—turning left then right—energy efficiency may not come to mind. But if you’re enjoying Thompsonville’s Crystal Mountain, it’s certainly has been on the minds of the leadership and staff for the resort and spa attraction. From using wind energy credits to cover the power used by its chairlift to its LEED-certified spa and public electric vehicle charging stations, Crystal Mountain president and CEO Jim MacInnes is taking energy-efficiency matters into his own hands.

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