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Posted on Tue, Feb 2, 2010 : 2:38 p.m.

Pittsfield Township receiving $138,398 in stimulus money to improve energy-efficiency

By Erica Hobbs

Pittsfield Township is being awarded $138,398 in stimulus money to improve its energy efficiency.

Township Supervisor Mandy Grewal said the grant will be used to make buildings more energy-efficient and promote residential energy-savings practices.

“Pittsfield Township will audit its facilities to identify potential energy-saving upgrades and retrofits with a goal of a 10 percent savings in energy costs and pollution reduction,” she said in a statement. “Development of a public energy conservation education program will be a top priority, and we will have an educational campaign to inspire residents to initiate energy conservation techniques in their homes and businesses.”

The money is part of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. 

The grant was issued by the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth’s Bureau of Energy Systems. It was designed to assist public entities to develop and implement projects to improve energy efficiency and reduce fossil fuel emissions.


Jeffersonian Liberal

Wed, Feb 3, 2010 : 6:43 p.m.

InsideTheahll, sheer brilliance!


Wed, Feb 3, 2010 : 4:09 p.m.

Ed The cheaper method is running your hand around the door, window, or wall socket. If it is cold there is leak and if you feel a draft you have a big leak. This isn't rocket science@


Wed, Feb 3, 2010 : 12:52 p.m.

Ol John Dingell must be feeling a little heat about his upcoming election. Handing out candy to the locals.... is that part of the new Obama style of politics. Like other posters it is agreed this is a complete waste of OUR money! Turf em all in 10!

Basic Bob

Wed, Feb 3, 2010 : 5:58 a.m.

The energy saving devices you are looking for are the thermostat and the light switch. And now I can expect Pittsfield to mail me a flyer with Mandy Grewal's picture on it to tell me about the energy saving devices in my home. Thank you, Captain Obvious.

Jeffersonian Liberal

Tue, Feb 2, 2010 : 7:01 p.m.

Another huge waste of money we don't have. If you are too stupid or lazy to take the necessary steps to make your home more efficient you can apparently can afford it. There are plenty of how to shows and free information out there, we certainly don't need the nanny state to tell you the same thing for millions of dollars.