Lean & Green Michigan™ helps commercial, industrial, multifamily and nonprofit property owners finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects that are profitable for all parties – property owners, contractors, financial institutions and local governments.
On November 17, Leelanau County’s Commissioners voted 6-1 to become the 18th county and 24th local government to join the Lean & Green Michigan PACE partnership. Congrats to Leelanau County’s elected leaders and staff! We are already discussing potential PACE projects with interested business owners and hope to announce the first one soon!
On November 12, Antrim County’s Commissioners voted to become the 17th county and 23rd local government to join the Lean & Green Michigan PACE partnership. Businesses in Antrim County are already pressing forward to bring northern Michigan its first PACE project!
November 4, 2015 - The Michigan Agency for Energy/Michigan Public Service Commission Headquarters won a special recognition award when the Michigan chapter of the Energy Services Coalition held its annual awards luncheon on November 4. The building, which is privately owned and leased by the State of Michigan, was singled out for the Lean & Green Michigan PACE project undertaken by Ameresco this year. The $437,289 project involves solar panels, LED lights and more, and will eliminate the equivalent of 157 metric tons of carbon dioxide, or 365 barrels of oil.
The Michigan Agency for Energy and the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) are the first state agencies in the country to take advantage of PACE. The State of Michigan teamed up with property owner Saginaw Plaza Ltd, Levin Energy Partners and Ameresco to make the project a reality. The project, which was privately-financed, included the installation of a small solar array, LED lighting and variable speed pumps for heating and cooling. The project was initiated by the MPSC, a tenant of Saginaw Plaza Ltd, demonstrating the power of PACE financing in overcoming the “split incentive” problem, helping both tenants and property managers benefit from energy projects. Read the full case study at the link below.