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The blades of a small wind turbine above the WARM Training Center on Michigan Avenue in Southwest Detroit whirl violently, seeming to struggle in the stiff breeze that’s blowing from the northwest.

Energy efficiency makeovers for Michigan neighborhoods

Many homeowners just can’t afford the upfront investment to make their homes more energy efficient. And many programs meant to defray some of that cost haven’t gotten much traction with consumers.

Energy audit program expands to all Ferndale home

Saving money on energy costs in Ferndale just got a little easier.

The BetterBuildings for Michigan program, which offers home energy audits to residents for just $100, is now available to all Ferndale residents. Those who participate will receive numerous energy improvements that will help them keep their home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, as well as a variety of additional energy-saving tips.


We've got specially qualified, trusted contractors available to provide you with an energy audit for only $100 - over $250 off the regular price. Then you'll get access to the rebates and financing available in your area. But the program may come to a close any month now, so sign-up while you can.

While the federal BetterBuildings for Michigan program ended in 2013, we will make sure that everyone in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw or Wayne Counties that wants a reduced cost energy audit for $100 will get an appointment.