Okemos-based Central Park Apartments is the first apartment complex in the Capital Region to participate in a Consumers Energy program designed to help green residential buildings and help the utility meet the requirements of a new state efficiency program.
According to excerpts from the article.
The 402 units at the apartment complex owned by East Lansing-based Eyde Co. are getting the upgrades this week. In coming months, similar work will be done at complexes near Michigan State University that are operated by DTN Management Co. of Lansing.
Consumers plans to spend $500 million over the next 5 1/2 years on energy saving programs such as this one. A surcharge Consumers started adding to customer bills in June will pay for the program.
The program, and similar efforts under development at the Lansing Board of Water & Light and other utility companies around the state, are part of a response to a state law passed last year that requires utilities to help customers save energy.
"This is probably the largest energy efficiency program that Michigan has ever launched," Consumers spokesman Dan Bishop said.
Read the entire article here.