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Energy Efficiency Incentives Aid Michigan Commercial and Industrial Businesses

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Consumers Energy awarded $4.3 million in incentives to fund 888 projects in the third quarter of 2011 to help Michigan commercial and industrial businesses become more energy efficient.

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EnLink Wins Award to Build Part of Ball State University GHP System

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EnLink Geoenergy Services, a leading builder of geothermal heat pump (GHP) systems, announced that it has won a $3.8 million contract for a portion of the Ball State University GHP system in Muncie, Ind., said to be the largest geothermal energy system in the country.

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ACCA Illinois Chapter Announces Meeting Speaker

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The Air Conditioning Contractors of America Illinois State Chapter is holding a meeting Oct. 19, 2011. The speaker will be Michael C. DeWein, technical director, BCAP (Building Codes Assistance Project)/Alliance to Save Energy.

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Grant Allows Duluth Airport to Install Geothermal System

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Duluth International Airport officials announced receipt of a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Voluntary Airports Low Emissions (VALE) Program that will be used for the design and construction of a geothermal heating and cooling system.

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Aeroseal Technology Helps Habitat for Humanity Complete Energy Star-Rated House

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Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley is renovating vacant, foreclosed homes, to offer home ownership to more families. One home, however, proved to be particularly difficult to fix.

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Rebates Offered for Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Multifamily Properties

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Consumers Energy is offering multifamily property owners free assessment of heating and cooling and water heating systems in common areas.

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Build Smart, Breathe Easier Program Dedicates First House With Asthma-Healthy Features

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The first Habitat for Humanity house built as part of the Build Smart, Breathe Easier national asthma education program was dedicated in Detroit.
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IGS Energy Headquarters Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

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IGS Energy, one of the largest residential retail natural gas suppliers in the United States, announced that its new Dublin headquarters has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, the highest level attainable.

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Tips to Help Manage Energy Costs This Summer

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With the Midwest in the grip of a summer heat wave, FirstEnergy is offering tips on how people can save energy and money while keeping their cool. HVAC contractors can pass along these same tips to their customers.
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New Skill Builders' Graduate Earns Union Journeyman Status

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New Skill Builders, an initiative created to encourage more minorities and women to enter the construction trades in Chicago, is celebrating its first graduate to earn union journeyman status - and an award-winning journeyman at that. Kelvin Houston is a journeyman pipefitter with Local 597 in Chicago.
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