The Energy Efficiency (EE) Program, funded by the State of Michigan, is a free program offered to Michigan K-12 public and private schools.
The EE Program provides a detailed energy assessment by licensed architects and/or engineers, including recommended improvements for future savings.
The Energy Efficiency Program provides:
- Investment-Grade Energy Audit (a $10,000 value)
- Energy Action Plan
- Teacher Professional Development
- Tailored Lesson Plans
- Laboratory Kits
- Energy Savings!!!
- Plus schools are eligible for a $5,000 matching grant!
Once in the program, schools will receive an investment-grade energy audit conducted by a licensed Michigan engineer – a $10,000 value. The professional engineering and architectural firms partnered with Energy Works offer independent third-party advice to schools about their buildings. They do not sell equipment or have a contracting business. More than a simple walk-thru audit, these audits are detailed engineering analysis of your schools that will identify specific cost-effective improvements that could save your school thousands of dollars each year!
With the audit report completed, the Energy Works Team will assist in making an Energy Action Plan for your school that identifies your priorities and develops a time line for achieving savings. Once the Energy Action Plan is complete, a $5,000 matching grant is available towards the first $10,000 in energy efficiency improvements!
In addition, participating schools will receive a new energy-focused Curriculum Support Guide and teacher professional development. These new lesson plans will cover energy basics, energy efficiency, and renewable energy in a hands-on, inquiry based format. Enhancing the new lessons, participating schools will receive free Laboratory Kits including interactive equipment for the students such as: light meters, watt meters, solar car models, and a wind turbine model.
• Only buildings built prior built before 1999 and with no major energy efficiency upgrades are eligible for the EE Program.
Source: Energy Works Michigan