Building projects in Delhi Township, Ypsilanti, Livonia, Romulus and St. Clair Shores have been recognized for leadership in reducing building energy waste through performance contracts.
Anne Armstrong Cusack, executive director of the Michigan Agency for Energy, assisted in the presentation of the awards at the 2018 Leadership in Energy Efficiency event, hosted in Lansing by the Energy Services Coalition-Michigan chapter.
“The winners announced invested more than $39 million in building system upgrades and are saving $3.5 million per year in energy costs over the lifespan of the improvements,” Cusack said. “They are shining examples of what can be accomplished through performance contracts when facing tight budgets.”
The 2018 Leadership in Energy Efficiency Award was given to Delta Township for the township’s $4.6 million project that renovated an aging heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system; processed equipment; building envelopes; control systems; and lighting within its facilities as well as upgraded to LED streetlights. The changes are expected to save the township $113,455 annually in energy costs.