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The BetterBuildings for Michigan initiative provides basic services, incentives and upgrades that improve home energy performance, lower utility bills and make living spaces more comfortable.
The initiative provides a Home Energy Assessment by a certified energy contractor as well as the direct installation of energy-saving equipment such as new thermostats, low-flow showerheads and light bulbs. BetterBuildings for Michigan asks home owners to invest a very small, one-time copay to take advantage of the program.
Better Buildings for Michigan is funded by a $30 million grant the state received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to achieve more energy efficient homes and businesses.
In Grand Rapids, the program is administered through a partnership of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council, the City of Grand Rapids and the Michigan Energy Office. The partners aspire to improve energy efficiency and slash utility costs for approximately 2,500 Grand Rapids homes by December 2012.