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TCSaves Renewal Reflects Efficiency’s Local, Statewide Success

TCSaves Renewal Reflects Efficiency’s Local, Statewide Success

Sparked by strong initial success, Traverse City’s residential efficiency program, TCSaves, is again offering city residents a path to a more comfortable home that uses less energy. The communitywide effort, dormant since last spring, has a new goal, a new partner, and special borrowing options.

MLUI Report: The Power of Energy Efficiency

MLUI Report: The Power of Energy Efficiency

MLUI’s special report, “The Power of Energy Efficiency,” introduces some of the people already making Traverse City and northwest Michigan “efficiency-ready”: homeowners, business people, contractors, officials, and experts with first-hand knowledge of just how well energy efficiency works.

Introduction: The Power of Energy Efficiency

Introduction: The Power of Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency puts our contractors to work; boosts local retail sales; keeps more of residents’ hard-earned dollars in town; increases property values; makes the community more attractive; and by lowering overall energy demand, slows the rise of everyone’s energy costs.

Traverse City Can Be A Leader

Traverse City Can Be A Leader

TCSaves showed that a well done, public-private, residential energy efficiency program can reach many homeowners, make them more comfortable and lower their utility bills, produce good-paying jobs, keep more cash in the local economy, increase home values, and make financial sense.

TCSaves homeowners cheer cozier homes, lower heating bills

TCSaves homeowners cheer cozier homes, lower heating bills

The two-year TCSaves program was-and is-good news for Traverse City: It kept local contractors and building supply wholesalers busy. Now it’s saving energy dollars for homeowners and keeping some of those dollars in town, rather than sending them to distant coalfields. Lessons learned from TCSaves will help the community as it moves forward with a long-term energy efficiency project for Traverse City.

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