Oakland County homeowners can win big savings on utility bills

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced the OakGreen
Challenge Awards program at the 2011 OakGreen Summit. Homeowners who
have the “most improved” and “most efficient” homes when it comes to
energy savings will be eligible to win up to $1,500 toward their utility

Residents will complete a free EPA ENERGY STAR energy assessment and will receive information
on options and incentives for increasing their energy efficiency and
saving money. Then using an ENERGY STAR Home Energy “yardstick,”
residents will keep track of their energy savings. The winners will be
announced in early 2012.

“I issued my OakGreen
Challenge in May of 2010 to encourage Oakland County residents,
businesses and local governments to reduce their energy consumption by
10% by the end of 2012,” said Patterson. “The OakGreen Challenge Awards
are an added incentive for homeowners to improve their energy

For more information, go to www.oakgov.com/oakgreen and click on “Take the Challenge.”

The following are the sponsors of the OakGreen Challenge Awards.
– Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber
– Johnson Controls

– Environmental Consulting & Technology
– Hubbell, Roth & Clark
– Harley Ellis Devereaux will assist with judging

Questions? Find out more about the OakGreen Challenge here.