City of Ann Arbor, Michigan

Award category

Leadership

Year released

2008

The City of Ann Arbor, represented by Energy Coordinator David Konkle and City Administrator Roger Fraser, received an Inspiring Efficiency LEADERSHIP Award for its history and dedication to energy efficiency and sustainable energy use. Since 1985, the Ann Arbor Energy Office has managed projects and programs, developed information and resources and provided expert advice to help the city reduce its energy use and move toward a sustainable future. Ann Arbor’s innovative Municipal Energy Fund invests in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects at city facilities. Since 1999 the Energy Fund has invested $588,000 in these projects and saved the City of Ann Arbor over $705,000 in energy savings alone. The Energy Office has also secured and managed over $2,000,000 of grant monies to fund additional energy efficiency improvements and programs like Clean Cities that reduce gasoline and fuel use and Solar America Cities to develop solar energy. Through ICLEI’s Cities for Climate Protection program, the Energy Office also serves as the focal point of the City of Ann Arbor’s climate protection efforts.

Document

IEA-2008_award-release_annarbor.pdf