When it comes to helping Michigan homes and businesses save energy, Consumers Energy has earned the nation’s top award for energy efficiency – the 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
With a variety of energy-saving programs and rebates, the company has saved this state’s residents more than $575 million since 2009.
The Environmental Protection Agency recognizes businesses with ENERGY STAR awards for their efforts to protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.
We were recognized for several accomplishments within our energy efficiency programs, including:
- Completing more than 1,950 Home Performance with ENERGY STAR projects, working with homeowners to realize significant energy-saving improvements.
- Helping 415 homes to be built to ENERGY STAR specifications and working with the Michigan Association of Realtors to promote the value of ENERGY STAR to Michigan’s economy.
- Improving K-12 buildings in 19 districts across Michigan through Consumers Energy’s Building Performance with ENERGY STAR for K-12 Schools pilot program.
- Working with more than 400 Michigan retailers to promote ENERGY STAR-certified lighting products and distributing ENERGY STAR-certified light bulbs through partnerships with food banks.
The company launched its energy efficiency programs following Michigan’s 2008 energy law. We are working with Michigan residents to reduce electric use by at least 5.5 percent and natural gas use by 3.85 percent by 2015.