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Michigan Public Power Agency

The Michigan Public Power Agency is a non-profit, customer owned, joint action power supply agency established in 1978 under Michigan Public Act 448. The Agency provides economic benefits to its 16 municipal members and is involved in joint ownership of electrical generating plants and transmission facilities, as well as the pooling of utility resources.

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Michigan Public Service Commission

Assuring safe and reliable energy, telecommunications, and transportation services at reasonable prices are the goals of The Michigan Public Service Commission. Through achievement of these goals, Michigan’s economy will grow and the quality of life of its communities will be enhanced.

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Design Lights Consortium

The DLC® is a non-profit organization whose mission is to drive efficient lighting by defining quality, facilitating thought leadership, and delivering tools and resources to the lighting market through open dialogue and collaboration.

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Michigan Municipal Electric Association (MMEA)

The Michigan Municipal Electric Association (MMEA) is Michigan’s trade group for municipally owned electric utilities. The communities in Michigan that own and operate a municipal utility provide approximately 8% of the state’s total electricity requirements. Many of these municipal utilities are more than 100 years old.

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Holland Board of Public Works

Established as a community-owned utility in 1893, Holland Board of Public Works' (HBPW) underlying purpose is to enrich the lives of customers in the greater Holland area by providing reliable and economical electric, water and wastewater treatment services while maintaining environmental responsibility.

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US Department of Energy

 The COMcheck software product group makes it easy for architects, builders, designers, and contractors to determine whether new commercial or high-rise residential buildings, additions, and alterations meet the requirements of the IECC and ASHRAE Standard 90.1, as well as several state-specific codes. COMcheck also simplifies compliance for building officials, plan checkers, and inspectors by allowing them to quickly determine if a building project meets the code.

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CEE Commercial Lighting page

This is the most commonly used section of the CEE1 website for the Energy Smart program. Contractors will find this information especially helpful to ensure lighting projects meet all program criteria.

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The ENERGY STAR® program, co-sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy, is designed to help individuals and businesses save energy and money through energy efficient products and practices.

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Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator

Did you ever wonder what reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 1 million metric tons means in everyday terms? The greenhouse gas equivalencies calculator can help you understand just that, translating abstract measurements into concrete terms you can understand, such as "equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide emissions of 183,000 cars annually."

This calculator may be useful in communicating your greenhouse gas reduction strategy, reduction targets, or other initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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