Press Releases

Eastpointe to host meeting on energy efficiency

EASTPOINTE, MI – Residents interested in saving on energy costs are invited to an informational meeting Wednesday, Dec. 5 at City Hall sponsored by Better Buildings for Michigan, a non-profit organization that provides home energy assessments at a cost of $100. A free “winter ready” package of home improvements is also available to lower-income residents. Read more…

City of Royal Oak joins Regional Energy Office

ROYAL OAK – The City of Royal Oak officially became the 23rd member of the Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office (Energy Office) earlier this month, with a unanimous vote of the City Commission. The Energy Office is a coalition of nonprofits and communities that work to help local governments reduce their energy use and save Read more…

Federal energy program reaches 1,000 homes in Southeast Michigan

With high temperatures rolling across the region, over 1,000 metro Detroit homeowners are feeling a little cooler thanks to home improvements they made through the Department of Energy’s BetterBuildings challenge. The program, locally called BetterBuildings for Michigan, helps people weatherize their homes and invest in energy-saving measures including efficient heating and air conditioning systems. The Read more…

Hazel Park lights up John R Road with LEDs

Hazel Park - Pedestrians and drivers on John R. Road in Hazel Park may notice new fixtures on street lights this week thanks to new energy-saving lights the city has installed. These new LED street lights are more efficient than the previous lights, helping the city save energy and money while improving the aesthetics of the Read more…

Energy Savings Program Expands to 23 Cities

In the middle of a summer heat wave, insulation is usually the last thing on your mind. Surprisingly, it can be one of the best ways to keep your air conditioner from working overtime. Residents of 23 cities in Southeast Michigan are getting an opportunity to get a professional energy assessment that would help them Read more…

Grant program brings energy upgrades to 4,000 area homes

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Residents of Detroit and six other area cities will be getting an opportunity to reduce their energy bills this year through BetterBuildings for Michigan, a Recovery Act program. The program was previously available only in specific neighborhoods, but is now being offered to all residents of Detroit, Ferndale, Lathrup Village, Southgate, Sterling Heights, Roseville and Read more…

Roseville, Sterling Heights selected for Energy Efficiency Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 With cold weather on the way, many Macomb County residents are anticipating high home heating bills this winter. But some Roseville and Sterling Heights homeowners are getting a little help making their homes more energy efficient, which will lower energy bills and make homes healthier and more comfortable Read more…

Neighborhoods Go Green Beyond Earth Day

For Immediate Release: April 19, 2011 Neighborhoods Go Green Beyond Earth Day: Federal program helps homeowners save energy, money Earth Day reminds us to take small earth-friendly actions, like turning off our lights or bringing reusable bags to the grocery store, but this year some neighborhoods are taking it a step further by working to Read more…

Federal dollars help make Detroit neighborhoods more energy efficient

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011 Detroit, MI, March 19, 2011 – At an event today in Grandmont-Rosedale, The Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office announced $15,000 in grants for two neighborhood organizations participating in the BetterBuildings for Michigan energy efficiency program. $10,000 was awarded to the Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation and $5,000 to the Read more…