Energy efficiency is a great opportunity for businesses and non-profit organizations to reduce their energy costs. Publications, case studies, and related links below can help you in your energy saving efforts. The Michigan Energy Office also has some targeted technical assistance programs that may be able to help you.
Green Lodging Michigan is a joint program of the Michigan Energy Office and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The program assists hotels, motels, resorts, and bed and breakfasts to implement energy efficient and "green" cost saving practices and certifies facilities that have adopted "green" practices.
Green Venues Michigan is a statewide "green" certification program for entertainment venues, convention centers, and similar facilities. It is designed to encourage (and assist) facilities to adopt cost saving, green practices which conserve natural resources and prevent pollution. The Green Venues Michigan program was modeled after the Green Lodging Michigan program.
The Rebuild Michigan Program fosters partnerships that promote increased energy efficiency within a community. Partners may include local governments, schools, universities, businesses, non-profit organizations and public housing authorities.