Renovated Housing Complex in Portage Receives $71,800 from Consumers Energy for Energy Efficiency Upgrades


WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 1, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Milham Meadows apartment complex is saving energy and money for its residents with a host of energy efficiency improvements, resulting in a $71,800 incentive payment from Consumers Energy.

Representatives from the housing complex received the rebate check Thursday evening from John Broschak, Consumers Energy’s vice president of major projects and construction, during a community celebration at the renovated facility.

“This check represents the great savings available through Consumers Energy’s Multifamily Solutions program ? just one of many energy efficiency programs we offer,” Broschak said. “Through this program, Consumers Energy adds value to multifamily properties, helps lower energy costs and provides rebates, installation of free energy efficient products and services to those who qualify.”

Milham Meadows has participated in this program since 2013, when more than 6,000 feet of hot water pipe wrap was installed ? a project totaling over $7,300. Since then, the complex has undertaken three projects resulting in natural gas savings equal to energy use by 80 typical residential customers for a year. The projects included programmable thermostats, on-demand water heaters and space heating boiler replacements.

Consumers Energy’s energy efficiency programs have helped Michigan homes and businesses save more than $855 million since 2009.

Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and electricity to 6.6 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

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MULTFAMILY SOLUTIONS: Learn more about this program:
TRADE ALLIES: For information on Consumers Energy’s trade ally network of Michigan-based contractors to perform energy efficiency upgrades, visit:

LEARN MORE: Residents and businesses may learn more about energy efficiency programs and how to apply for incentives:

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