Lean and green: Ingham County joins new program that helps businesses finance energy efficiency projects!
Ingham County became the first countywide government in the state last week to join a program that helps businesses become more energy efficient.
The Ingham County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously on Tuesday to join Lean & Green Michigan, a public-private partnership that helps businesses finance the costs of reducing their energy footprint through onsite renewable energy projects.
By joining Lean & Green Michigan, a countywide Property Assessed Clean Energy program is put in place, which allows businesses to take on special assessments that finance construction geared toward reducing energy or water use and generating renewable energy solutions. Property owners conduct an energy audit of their facility and apply to the program.