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Program News

First technical session will cover New Construction
Feb. 15, 2017 – New Construction will be the topic of our first technical session of 2017, which is set for March 16 at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy. This session will provide an overview of LEED v4 Green Building Rating system, with an emphasis on core concepts, such as integrative design, life cycle analysis and energy efficiency.

To register, click on our Events Page.

This session is ideally suited for those interested in a deeper understanding of the LEED rating systems and becoming more familiar with the incentives available through new construction portion of the DTE Energy Efficiency Program for Business. Attendees will learn to:

  • Understand the intent, requirements, and strategies for success with LEED v4 Building Design and
  • Construction rating systems
  • Identify strategies between credits both within and between credit categories
  • for key considerations and requirements for LEED documentation
  • Recognize how LEED requirements lead to higher performing buildings and market transformation
  • Recognize the role of the DTE Energy Efficiency Program for Business incentives and the link to LEED

The guest speaker will be Douglas Kot, AIA, AICP, who is head of section for Sustainable Buildings and Communities at DNV GL. Kot has been involved with green building and sustainable planning since 1998 and has been at the forefront of advancements in the discipline since that time. He has led the technical development of dozens of high-performance and zero net energy buildings advising on energy systems, water efficiency and reuse, material impacts and healthy interiors. He has professional degrees in architecture, landscape architecture and city planning.

Kot is a USGBC faculty member and is a LEED-accredited professional for Buildings Design and Construction and Existing Building Operations and Maintenance, Neighborhood Development, and LEED for Homes.

New Steam Trap Summary form will help you apply for incentives
Feb. 16, 2017 – We’ve just added a new summary form for you to use when testing and repairing or replacing stream traps. The Excel-based form allows you to select from several options: Reservation vs. Final application; Pre-trap condition (operating properly, failed open/leaking, failed closed, plugged, other); and Post-trap condition (n/a, repaired, replaced).

The form is now available for download under the 2017 Documents dropdown (at left).

Make sure you always download the latest Application
Feb. 15, 2017 – Throughout the year, we often come across small math errors or other functions in the Program Application that don’t work correctly – and we fix those mistakes without actually creating a new version of the application.
As a result, always make sure you download the application from the website, to ensure you have the latest version to work with.

Project of the Month is about MDOT
Feb. 2, 2017 – In 2016, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) installed new LED lighting on a number of major Metro Detroit freeways. MDOT completed 16 projects with assistance from their contractor, HNTB Corp., and received $1 million in DTE Energy incentives.

Nearly 13,000 new LED fixtures were installed; replacing various outdated high pressure sodium, metal halide and mercury vapor fixtures. MDOT expects the project will improve the current lighting infrastructure, enhance safety and achieve energy savings through the use of new technologies.

As a result of the upgrades, MDOT will save an estimated 14,275,000 in annual kWh consumption, 171,300,000 kWh in lifetime savings and $1.3 million in annual energy costs. The projects are part of a larger initiative to update roughly 15,000 outdated lights on freeways in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties with energy-efficient LED lights.

About DTE Project of the Month
Each month the DTE Energy Efficiency Program for Business will highlight an exceptional project completed by a Trade Ally. If you are a Trade Ally that would like to have one of your projects considered for our Project of the Month, please send an email to lauren.harris@dnvgl.com with the subject line “Project of the Month.“

For a copy of this press release click here.

DLC new to you? Here’s a fact sheet for reference
Jan. 2, 2017 – As more and more customers and contractors opt for DLC-listed lighting in their 2017 projects, most now have a better understanding of the whys and hows of DLC lighting.

Nevertheless, we’ve prepared a Fact Sheet that explains DLC’s background and purpose – and its relationship to ENERGY STAR®. To read more about DLC lighting, click here or download the Fact Sheet from the 2017 Documents pulldown on this page.