EPA names Consumers Energy Energy Star Partner of the Year

Consumers Energy is being recognized nationally for its excellence and commitment to energy efficiency in Michigan with the 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

“Helping Michigan save energy is our promise, and our energy efficiency programs have saved this state’s residents more than $575 million since 2009,” said Garrick Rochow, Consumers Energy’s vice president of operations and quality.

The EPA recognizes businesses with Energy Star awards for their efforts to protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.

Consumers Energy was recognized for several accomplishments within its 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.

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