Jackson, Mich., Earns Honors as Nation's 2nd-Most Energy Efficient Small City
JACKSON, Mich., April 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy is being honored for the sixth time in seven years for its work to reduce energy waste with the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award.
“Our energy efficiency programs represent our commitment to hometown service, helping Michigan households and businesses lower their energy bills by over $1.5 billion since 2009,” said Patti Poppe, Consumers Energy’s president and chief executive officer, who received the award in Washington, D.C. last week.
Installing 186,000 LED lights, hosting employee “energy awareness” talks and replacing roofs with white light-reflecting surfaces are just a few of the steps General Motors plants and facilities are taking to improve energy efficiency. These activities saved the company $73 million in energy costs while reducing environmental impact.
While GM sites work on energy-savings projects year-round, 16 recently earned recognition from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program for their efforts.