Project: Financing Strategies and Lessons for Municipal Energy Efficiency

Client: Clean Energy Coalition

Faculty Advisor: Scott Noesen

Student Group Members:

Andrew Lubershane, MAE/MS Sustainable Systems
Michael Elchinger, Erb ’12
Ryan Flynn, Erb ’12
Graham Brown, Erb ’12

Working with the Ypsilanti based non-profit Clean Energy Coalition (CEC), the group’s task has been to leverage a $4.4 million grant from the Michigan Public Services Commission to develop a self-sustaining funding mechanism for energy efficiency projects in eight of Michigan’s poorest cities.  The goal of the project is to maximize the energy savings achieved by every dollar of investment – reducing energy costs for cash-strapped cities as well as greenhouse gas emissions for the atmosphere.
Read the Abstract on Deep Blue (html)

Read the final report (pdf)