Better Buildings Final Report

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Executive Summary

The BetterBuildings for Michigan program included energy efficiency work in both commercial buildings of greater downtown Detroit and 58 residential areas across the state over the past three years. We offered loan and grant incentives to home and property owners to encourage energy-saving modifications to homes and commercial buildings that, in the long run, would save money, decrease energy consumption, and stimulate job growth. The program was designed as a pilot project to test elements in different communities and determine how to most effectively conduct future campaigns. The program met and exceeded the goals of the grant in terms of its effectiveness and benefit to the public.