Residential Clean Energy Improvements
Making homes in Michigan healthier, cleaner and more energy-efficient will benefit both individuals and the environment. To tackle this issue directly, Gov. Whitmer recommends investing $50 million in residential clean-energy improvements. The program would leverage three existing delivery structures to ensure swift distribution of the funds, and will address the needs for healthier, cleaner and more energy-efficient housing in both multifamily and single-family homes. It will also benefit renters and homeowners by paying down some of the increased costs incurred by builders/developers when they are building/rehabbing homes to a higher standard. The program uses a financial carrot to push back against the argument that clean energy investments are too expensive.