U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Recognizes Consumers Energy as ENERGY
STAR® Partner of the Year
JACKSON, Mich., April 8, 2014
JACKSON, Mich., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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
"This ENERGY STAR honor is validation on a national stage of our continuing
work to help Michigan's homes and businesses manage their energy usage
The Environmental Protection Agency recognizes businesses with ENERGY STAR
awards for their efforts to protect the environment through superior energy
Officials from Consumers Energy will receive the award April 28 in Detroit,
the day before the ACI National Home Performance Conference and Trade Show.
Consumers Energy is a host sponsor of the conference, which will bring more
than 1,000 home performance professionals to Michigan.
Consumers Energy was recognized for several accomplishments within its energy
efficiency programs, including:
oCompleting more than 1,950 Home Performance with ENERGY STAR projects,
working with homeowners to realize significant energy-saving improvements.
oHelping 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.
oImproving K-12 buildings in 19 districts across Michigan through Consumers
Energy's Building Performance with ENERGY STAR for K-12 Schools pilot
oWorking 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.
Consumers Energy launched its energy efficiency programs following Michigan's
2008 energy law. Consumers Energy is working with Michigan residents to reduce
electric use by at least 5.5 percent and natural gas use by 3.85 percent by
Consumers Energy, Michigan's largest utility, is the principal subsidiary of
CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and electricity to 6.5 million
of the state's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS: Learn about how Consumers Energy can help homes
and businesses reduce energy usage: www.ConsumersEnergy.com/save
ENERGY STAR: Learn more about the ENERGY STAR program: www.energystar.gov
For more information about Consumers Energy, go to www.ConsumersEnergy.com,
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SOURCE Consumers Energy
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