Thanks to the Rebuild Michigan program, a Detroit-area non-profit gained a better understanding of their energy use and is now moving forward with enhancements designed to save energy – and money.
As part of the Rebuild Michigan program, earlier this year Clean Energy Coalition’s team of experts conducted complimentary energy assessments for five organizations throughout southeast Michigan. Each organization received a comprehensive report detailing no-cost and low-cost solutions to reduce energy use, as well as a long-term roadmap of future investments and expected pay-back periods.
Services to Enhance Potential, one of the five Rebuild Michigan participants, took the energy assessment a step further. After reviewing the report, the organization has decided to move forward with a number of energy-efficiency upgrades. When combined, these improvements will make a meaningful impact in helping STEP reduce energy use and, in turn, lower energy bills.
STEP is investing in a number of low-cost solutions commonly used in commercial buildings, such as more efficient lighting, power strips, and vending misers, a controller that automatically turns off lighting and efficiently manages cooling during nights and weekends, when vending machines aren’t used.
Clean Energy Coalition is also assisting the organization in moving forward with some larger projects, including installing insulated, quick-closing door systems for warehouse bays and destratification fans, which more uniformly circulate air in large buildings with high ceilings. For these investments, Clean Energy Coalition’s experts are leading the process from start to finish – including developing and issuing an RFP, evaluating bids, managing the construction process, evaluating work, and verifying that energy efficiency goals are achieved.
Our trained commercial energy assessment team can examine the energy needs of virtually any building and outline a practical, cost-effective strategy to lower energy costs. Visit our website to learn more about commercial energy assessment services and to obtain a quote.
Source: Clean Energy Coalition