Municipal Staff Training

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…

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%.