Wayne County has become the largest local government outside of California to create a Property Assessed Clean Energy district.
After more than a year of consideration and planning, the Wayne County Commission voted unanimously on December 5, 2013 to create a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) district that will assist business owners in financing energy efficiency improvements on their properties. With this action, Wayne County has become the largest local government outside of California to create a PACE district, and the fifth county and seventh local government to join the statewide Lean & Green Michigan PACE program run by Levin Energy Partners.
Lean & Green Michigan is a state-wide PACE program, structured to allow every municipality to join after holding a public hearing and passing a resolution of intent and adoption. Huron, Ingham, Macomb, Saginaw, and Wayne Counties and the Cities of Rochester Hills and Southfield have all joined the program.