Recent News

A selection of recent news articles about our programs:

Street Lighting Consortium

Ann Arbor responds to LED streetlight proposal: ‘The rate changes don’t make sense’, by Ryan Stanton, Ann Arbor News, 3 February 2015.

The White House Wants To Upgrade 1.5 Million Light Poles, by Kate Sheppard, Huffington Post Politics, 23 January 2015.

Warren mayor concerned about rate changes for streetlights, by Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, 22 January 2015.


Municipal Programs

Guest commentary: Highland Park makes wise investment in LED lighting, Opinion Editorial by Conan Smith, Detroit Free Press, 1 November 2011.

5 Metro Detroit cities share in $1.06M grant for new lighting tech by Kim North Shine, Metromode, 11 August 2011.

SOUTHGATE: City receives $45,000 grant to further energy conservation projects by Rene Cizio, News Herald Newspaper, 26 March 2011.

Washtenaw County OKs Energy Accord, Ann Arbor Chronicle, 3 August 2011.

BetterBuildings for Michigan

Retrofits: A profile of Jacob Corvidae, by Chris Killian, BeLight (Kalamazoo College Alumni Magazine),18 May 2012.

Program offers 4,000 area homes incentives to reduce energy bills, by Louis Aguilar, The Detroit News, 12 April 2011.

WARM Training Center’s Jacob Corvidae on Making Neighborhoods Energy Efficient, Craig Fahle Show, WDET 101.9 FM, 30 November 2011. (audio)

Energy efficiency makeovers for Michigan neighborhoods, by Rebecca Williams, Michigan Radio 91.7 FM, 18 January 2011.


Energy audit program expands to all Ferndale homes, by Jeremy Selewski, Woodward Talk, 10 April 2012.

Ferndale Selected for BetterBuildings programs’ Energy Incentives, by Jessica Strachan, Ferndale Patch, 28 March 2012.

95 More Efficient Ferndale Homes, by Crystal Proxmire, Ferndale 115, 22 February 2011.

Ferndale Gets BetterBuildings, by Michael McConnell, Daily Tribune, 9 December 2010.

Ferndale 115 covers the BetterBuildings for Michigan community kickoff, Ferndale 115, October 2010. announces the beginning of pilot program, Ferndale Patch, November 2010.


Roseville: Energy efficiency programs expand to whole city, by Sarah Kandel, Eastsider, 20 April 2012.

Better energy efficiency for Roseville homes by Sara Kandel, Roseville-Eastpointe Eastsider, 2 November 2011.

Federal program to provide energy audits for Macomb County homeowners by Frank deFrank, Macomb Daily, 12 November 2011.


BetterBuildings for Michigan Southgate by Southgate Community Cable (video).

City films energy audits by Alan Burdziak, News Herald Newspaper, 14 January 2012.

Energy efficiency forum tonight at City Hall by Alan Burdziak, News Herald Newspaper, 13 December 2011.

Sterling Heights

Sterling Heights program offers energy-saving tips, rebates, Detroit Free Press, 13 May 2012.

Sterling Heights: Energy Upgrade Program Goes Citywide, by Cortney Casey, Sterling Heights Sentry, 8 May 2012.

Energy c0st-savings program now available to all residents, by Sean Delaney, Advisor and Source, 10 May 2012.

Residents invited to a holiday energy-saving workshop Nov. 22, Advisor and Source, 21 November 2011.

Federal program to provide energy audits for Macomb County homeowners by Frank deFrank, Macomb Daily, 12 November 2011.

BetterBuildings program officially kicks off by Cortney Casey, Sterling Heights Sentry, 12 October 2011.


Energy efficiency incentive program offering $3,000 for home improvements to Ypsilanti residents, by Tom Perkins,, 18 June 2012.

Ypsilanti homeowners eligible for up to $3K of energy efficiency upgrades, by Tanya Muzumdar, Concentrate Media, 25 April 2012.

Energy Savings Program Available to Residents, Ypsilanti Courier, 19 April 2012.

Two Ypsilanti neighborhoods approved for energy improvement breaks, by Tom Perkins,, 22 August 2011.

Local Neighborhoods to participate in energy savings program, by Amy Bell, Ypsilanti Courier, 19 August 2011.


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