Consumers Energy was recognized with the highest form of ENERGY STAR recognition, as the winner of this year's Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. "By continued collaboration with ENERGY STAR, Consumers Energy is helping Americans save money, save energy and do their part to reduce our nation's greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate climate change," Gina McCarthy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator.
and more that Michigan homes and businesses have saved since 2009 through Consumers Energy's energy efficiency programs.
energy-efficient products, from light bulbs to insulation to furnaces that Consumers Energy offers rebates on which has resulted in reducing energy waste.
homes can be powered and 400,000 homes can be heated for a year using the energy that customers have saved so far.
and more Michigan businesses have lowered costs through Consumers Energy's programs, saving money that is spent to put people to work and thus creating jobs.
ENERGY STAR recognitions for Consumer Energy so far.
ENERGY STAR certified homes constructed in 2015 - an increase of more than 20 percent over 2014, and more than 50 percent over 2013.
builders enrolled in the Residential New Construction program, amplifying participation by 50 percent compared to 2014.
awarded in rebates in past five years, through more than 130 participating contractors to improve the energy performance of more than 7,800 homes.
growth in ENERGY STAR certified light-emitting diode (LED) lighting through retail sales between 2014 and 2015.