Delta County, MI, will benefit from energy efficiency programs at the county courthouse and airport, according to the Daily Press.
The story says that Delta County Administrator Ryan Bergman indicated that courthouse improvements will save an annual average of $25,604 in utilities, $42,253 in operational savings and $53,211 in replacement cost avoidance. The airport element of the project, he said, will have $11,302 in average annual savings, $10,313 in operational saves and $917 in replacement cost avoidance.
The cost of courthouse element of the project is $97,000 and the airport element is $275,000, Bergman said. Trane was the vendor on the project, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
A report from the Advanced Energy Economy found that demand reduction strategies can save businesses and consumers $1.2 billion over ten years in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, according to Crain’s Detroit Business. Such programs involve compensation of users for curtailing energy use at key times.