Energy Efficiency for Michigan K-12 Schools

From 2009-2011, the Michigan Renewable Schools Program provided comprehensive energy efficiency assistance to selected Michigan K-12 schools. Sixty-seven school facilities participated in the initial pilot and currently save over $400,000 annually as a result of the program.

The Ecology Center in partnership with the Michigan School Business Officials and Michigan Saves, funded through the C.S. Mott Foundation, is pleased to announce that this program is recommencing and new resources are being allocated for K-12 school energy efficiency projects. The program provides the experience and resources to support K-12 facility efforts to save money, reduce operating expenses, and improve classroom environments.

 

For questions on survey or more information, please contact:

Jason Bing, RA LEED AP

 

Read the Michigan Renewable Schools Progress Report for 2009-2011: 

Part 1: Intro

Part 2: Energy Efficiency Program

Part 3: Renewable Energy Program

Part 4: Education Resources Program

Part 5: Post-Secondary Program 

Part 6: Student and Teacher Led Initiatives & Marketing Support

News

September 27, 2017
News
A group of Michigan lawmakers has proposed new legislation that could impact the health and wellness of students across the state. The seven proposed bills target K-12 public school districts to increase protections for indoor air and water quality, site environmental quality...
September 27, 2017
News
55,000 lbs is a lot of trash. It’s hard to imagine how big a pile it’d make. That’s how much recyclable material student-led teams in Dearborn Public Schools diverted from landfill last school year. This school year, they aim to divert double that amount.
September 26, 2017
News
Given that the fastest-growing job in the U.S. between 2012 and 2016 was solar photovoltaic installer, and that 2016’s fastest growing job was wind energy technician, today’s students must be prepared to be the future leaders of our clean energy economy.
August 24, 2017
Media Mention
News Channel 3 covers a new report on the economic benefits of EV expansion. Charge Up Midwest recruited energy consultants, M.J. Bradley & Associates, to perform an economic analysis of the use of electric vehicles in the state of Michigan.
June 29, 2017
News
In December, after years of debate, the Michigan Legislature passed legislation (PA 341 & 342) that increased our renewable energy standard to 15% by 2021 and maintained Michigan’s energy efficiency standard at 1% per year sun-setting in 2021.  
April 13, 2017
Press Release
Charge Up Midwest, a new partnership aimed at catalyzing Midwest leadership on electric vehicles, calls for more Midwest cities to benefit from zero emission vehicle investments.