Skip Navigation
LARA: Department of Licensing and Regulatory AffairsPORTAL_HEADER_LOGO Home
close print view

Michigan Community Partnerships Help Citizens, Businesses Save Through Energy Efficiency

Contact: Mario L. Morrow 517-373-9280
Agency: Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

December 4, 2008 - Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth (DLEG) announced today that five grants were awarded to launch Rebuild Michigan community partnerships to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy use in commercial buildings. Additionally, DLEG announced three grant awards for energy workshops, seminars and tours for commercial and institutional building owners and managers and building service providers.

"Michigan is poised to be a national leader in new energy jobs and production and one key element of that leadership is reducing our energy usage through energy efficiency," said DLEG Energy Office Director R. Thomas Martin. "These grants will assist small businesses, schools and local government to identify energy cost saving opportunities in their buildings. The workshops, seminars and tours grants are designed to not only educate building owners and managers, but also developers, contractors and equipment suppliers on state-of-the-art energy efficiency design, techniques and equipment for new and existing buildings."

Grants were awarded to: 
  • Clean Energy Coalition ($24,900) to form a new partnership in theYpsilanti area. 
  • Delta Institute ($18,910) to form a new partnership in City of Wyandotte. 
  • Ferris State University ($24,896) to form a new partnership in Big Rapids & Mecosta County. 
  • Lake Superior State University ($8,607) to form a new partnership in the Sault Ste. Marie area. 
  • Michigan Green ($24,900) to form a new partnership in Livingston County. 
  • Northern Options ($10,000) to conduct workshops, seminars and tours in the U.P.
  • Urban Options ($10,000) to conduct workshops, seminars and tours in the Lansing area. 
  • WARM Training Center ($10,000) to conduct workshops, seminars and tours in Wayne Co.

The Rebuild MI Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and administered by the DLEG Energy Office, which promotes energy efficiency and renewable energy development and use with Michigan residents, businesses and public institutions. For more information, visit

Contacts: Sean Reed, Clean Energy Coalition, (888) 818-0987,; Todd Parker, Delta Institute, (517) 482-8810,; Thomas Crandell, Ferris State University, (231) 591-5813,; Greg Zimmerman, Lake Superior State University, (906) 635-2470,; Doug Russell, MI GREEN, (888) 473-5444; Jennifer Binkley-Power, Northern Options/Urban Options, (906) 226-1136; Robert Chapman, WARM Training Center, (313) 894-1030,; Tim Shireman, Energy Office, (517) 241-6281,; Tom Krupiarz, Energy Office (517) 241-6184,

Read more Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth press releases.

Related Content
 •  Bureau of Services for Blind Persons Presents Achievement Honor Roll Awards
 •  MPSC Highlights Safe Use of Portable Generators during Carbon Monoxide Safety and Awareness Week
 •  AW Transmission Engineering in Plymouth Receives Renewed MIOSHA Recognition for its Workplace Safety and Health Excellence
 •  MPSC Authorizes Consumers Energy Company to Implement One-Time Surcharge to Recover Over-Refunded Amounts from Gas Customers
 •  Michigan's Work Comp Rate Decreases 28% Since 2011; Pure premium reduction has saved state job providers $277 million
 •  LARA Adds Three New License Types to the MyLicense Online Application System; Initial applicants for architect, professional engineer or professional surveyor can now apply online, pay by credit card
 •  Cintas Corporation in Walker Receives SHARP Award for Workplace Safety and Health Excellence
 •  MPSC Approves Settlement Agreement Authorizing Thumb Electric Cooperative to Increase Rates
 •  Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties; Those eligible must apply for regular unemployment insurance benefits to qualify for disaster unemployment assistance b ...
 •  Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration Investing $1 Million in Worker Safety and Health; MIOSHA is offering matching grant awards of up to $5,000 per employer to improve workplace ...
 •  Assumed Name Renewals for Eligible Corporations, LLCs and Limited Partnerships Now Available Online
 •  MPSC Accepts Administrative Consent Agreement on Consumers Energy Staking Procedures Resulting in Fine
 •  MPSC Approves Settlement Agreement Granting Consumers Energy Company a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to Construct Natural Gas Facilities to Serve New Customers in Kent and Allegan ...
 •  MPSC Advises Eight Utilities They May File Proposals that Examine Their Cost Allocation and Rate Design Methods Used to Set Rates for Electric Customers
 •  MPSC Approves Settlement Agreement Authorizing Indiana Michigan Power Company to Revise Depreciation Rates Resulting in Customer Credit
 •  Michigan Tapped by National Governor's Association to Focus on Reducing Prescription Drug Abuse; LARA, MDCH to partner on improving state's pain management
 •  Person-Centered Care the Focus of LARA's Joint Provider Surveyor Training Today in Novi
 •  Madison Heights Physician Summarily Suspended
 •  MIOSHA Announces $865,000 for Worker Protection Grants; Twenty Statewide Grants Will Provide Training Activities to Help Protect Michigan Workers Employed In High-Hazard Work Environments
 •  MPSC Highlights Spanish Language Resources During National Hispanic Heritage Month
QR code Home
PoliciesMichigan Survey

Copyright © 2014 State of Michigan