Stop the Energy Hog! (Oink Oink)

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Were your heating bills a little too high this past winter?  Or, when your windows and doors were closed, there was still a draft billowing through your house?

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) and the State of Michigan have selected neighborhoods in Grand Rapids to participate in the Better Buildings for Michigan program.  Creston was lucky enough to have a portion of the neighborhood selected for the pilot program.

For a small $50 copay, home owners in the sweep area can receive a home energy audit to determine where they are losing heat.   After the audit, they receive a personalized assessment and efficiency plan customized for the home.   The program even provides grants and loans if the home owner decides to make any of the repairs.  So for a $50 investment, you can save hundreds!

The Better Buildings for Michigan program is only available to home owners living within the boundaries in the picture below, but if you live outside the sweep area, don’t worry!  The State of Michigan has other low interest loan programs available to everyone interested in making energy efficiency improvements at a low cost.

Meeting dates for the 2011 Better Buildings program are planned for ;

Thursday, March 24, 6:30pm Saturday, April 2, 10am
Saturday, March 26, 10am Thursday, April 7, 6:30pm
Thursday, March 31, 6:30pm Saturday, April 9, 10am

At Riverside Middle School’s Media Center, 265 Eleanor St. NE.

Check out the flyer for more information or contact Creston Neighborhood Association at 616-454-7900.


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