Networking the Region’s Energy Leaders

REO Meeting

Communities that have a solid strategic approach to energy management take more meaningful and lasting steps toward reducing their energy use and reliance on fossil fuels. Institutionalizing attention to energy issues through the development of sustainability departments and public engagement bodies can help communities focus on cutting edge policies for achieving their goals. The Southeast Read more…

Solar Powering Your Community

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How can your community take advantage of all the benefits of solar energy? Join us on January 23 for a half-day workshop to find out.

Sample solar and wind ordinances now available

Sample renewable energy ordinances for wind and solar energy are now available. Staff at the Regional Energy Office have begun compiling sample siting and zoning ordinances for renewable energy projects in residential areas. These samples are the beginning of a project that will identify best practices for small Michigan cities. This project came at the Read more…

D.I.Y. Home Energy Projects!

The BetterBuildings for Michigan Program is geared toward metro Detroiters who live in single-family homes, but no matter where you live there are some do-it-yourself projects anyone can do to help make your apartment, mobile home, dorm room or any other dwelling more energy efficient.  

In-house team reduces energy costs by 35%

DOE National Laboratory saved 35% of its energy through retro commissioning.

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington DC engaged an internal team to spearhead retro-commissioning the building, choosing low- or no-cost improvement strategies that saved hundreds of thousands of dollars per year and reduced energy costs by 35%.

Lathrup Village hosts energy savings workshop (video)

Citizen education meetings in Lathrup Village

The City of Lathrup Village had already started reducing energy use at its City Hall with efficient lighting and motion sensors, but the city wanted to share what it had learned with their citizens. The City invited an energy analyst from WARM Training Center to do a public workshop helping residents identify ways to save Read more…