The Clean Energy and Community Energy Management Webinar Series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2020

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) in partnership with Graham Sustainability Institute (University of Michigan), proudly presents a series of webinars to help provide local governments with practical advice on issues related to clean energy.  These webinars feature local governments from across the state--both large and small--sharing with their peers their successes and challenges in improving the energy efficiency of their buildings or moving toward more renewable energy. These interactive webinars will allow plenty of time to ask questions.

Upcoming webinars in this series:

EGLE’s Energy Efficiency Programs for Communities
Wednesday, October 7, 2020:  2:00- 3:00 PM

EGLE Energy Services has a number of programs to support Michigan communities who are interested in advancing energy efficiency and clean energy for their own facilities, or taking steps to advance clean energy community-wide. In this webinar you can meet program staff and learn more about EGLE Energy Services and the Community Energy Management Program, including the funding available to local communities.

The Michigan Energy Code Adoption Process
Thursday, October 15, 2020:  1:00 - 2:00 PM

The Michigan Energy Code sets the minimum energy efficiency requirements for new construction and major renovation projects in the state.  An update to the state Code is about to begin. In this session, you can learn more about how the code adoption process works and the ways in which local governments can participate in that process.

Energy Benchmarking for Municipal Facilities
Thursday, October 22, 2020:  1:00 - 2:00 PM

Benchmarking is a process that gives municipalities the ability to track and compare the energy use of their buildings. Whether your community has just one municipal building or dozens, this session will give you information about the multiple tools and programs that can be used to determine just how much energy your facilities are using.  Come and learn about benchmarking from the Village of L’Anse and Washtenaw County.

Future topics in this series include:

  • Energy audits for municipal facilities.
  • Financing municipal improvements and energy efficiency
  • Helping facilitate rooftop solar  

More information and registration details can be found on the Community Energy Website.

Michigan.gov/Energy

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