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Energy Efficiency Day puts spotlight on EGLE's Energy Services Program

Governor Whitmer has proclaimed Oct. 5 Energy Efficiency Day, noting that Michigan is committed to reducing energy use in all current and future state facilities.

Energy efficiency is the cheapest, quickest, and cleanest way to meet Michigan’s energy needs, avoid dangerous pollution, and reduce utility bills for residents and businesses in our communities.

Energy Efficiency Day 2022 graphic says Energy Efficiency Saves Money, Cuts Pollution, Creates Jobs

The residents of Michigan can continue to contribute to the state’s energy efficiency efforts by learning about and participating in the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy’s (EGLE) Catalyst Communities Initiative through its Energy Services Program, which promotes energy efficiency through grants and funding opportunities for lighting retrofits, equipment upgrades, and energy-related implementation projects.

EGLE's Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency webpage provides information on how Catalyst Communities can transition to decarbonization as it relates to energy efficiency and renewable energy. The Catalyst Communities Initiative is a comprehensive initiative to provide education, training, planning and technical resources to local public officials as they prepare for climate impacts on emergency response and public health.

The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency web page includes information on:

  • Benchmarking and Tracking
  • Funding energy efficiency and renewable energy
  • Renewable energy deployment
  • Energy efficiency improvements
  • Efficient street lighting
  • Community energy use; and
  • Fleet management

“Together, we can continue to contribute to our sustainability efforts by learning more about energy efficiency and practicing smarter energy use in our daily lives,” Gov. Whitmer notes.