14 Michigan cities, villages and counties have received more than $1
million in advanced lighting technology products, including the Oakland
County communities of Hazel Park and Farmington.
The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG),
distributed by the Michigan Energy Office through the nationwide
Recovery Act, aim to facilitate projects that create jobs, conserve
energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
In addition to the
aforementioned benefits, the products are also cost effective and
require less maintenance.
Local governments were able to apply for funding if they could
demonstrate the benefits of advanced commercial lighting technologies
within their facilities. The Michigan Energy Office will require that
the recipients of the grant regularly collect, track and report data
related to savings, jobs created and emissions reductions. The grant
began in 2009 and ends in 2012.
More information available here.