Michigan Agency for Energy
Rick Snyder, Governor
Anne Armstrong Cusack, Executive Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — November 14, 2018
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LANSING, Mich. – Building projects in Delhi Charter Township, Ypsilanti, Livonia, Romulus and St. Clair Shores have been recognized for leadership in reducing building energy waste through performance contracts.
Anne Armstrong Cusack, executive director of the Michigan Agency for Energy, assisted in the presentation of the awards at the 2018 Leadership in Energy Efficiency event, hosted last week in Lansing by the Energy Services Coalition – Michigan chapter. “The winners announced today invested more than $39 million in building system upgrades and are saving $3.5 million per year in energy costs over the lifespan of the improvements,” Armstrong Cusack said. “They are shining examples of what can be accomplished through performance contracts when facing tight budgets.”
“I am very excited about the opportunity for the ESC organization to recognize our award winners at the 8th annual awards luncheon,” said George Taylor, president of the Michigan chapter of the organization. “Their commitment to positively impacting the environment by shrinking their carbon footprint, while simultaneously reducing their energy and operational costs is a winning combination for all participants in the process. We are confident that as budgets continue to be challenged, and renewable technologies become more economically viable, the performance contracting model will become the gold standard in addressing these challenges.”
The 2018 Leadership in Energy Efficiency Awards winners and their projects follow. Click on the winners’ names to get more details.
The Michigan Energy Office, part of the Michigan Agency for Energy, was a sponsor of the awards event. It is a partner organization of the ESC and the Michigan state chapter.
The ESC is a national nonprofit organization composed of a network of experts from a range of organizations working together at the state and local level to increase energy efficiency and building upgrades through energy savings performance contracting (ESPC).
The ESC – MI Chapter provides an outreach program that strives to educate and inform public entities on ESPC within the state.
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