Summer Speaker Series: Making Energy Efficiency Happen

Date: August 8, 2012
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: MAREC, 200 Viridian Dr, Muskegon

Summer Speaker Series:  Making Energy Efficiency Happen for your Organization or Home

Join us

...for two dynamic speakers who will share information about the “ways and means” of making energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements—for business, residential and non-profits.


12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Michigan Saves:  Financing Energy-efficiency for Business, Residential and Non-profits

Todd O’Grady, a Michigan Saves authorized contractor (Auditor No. 02038016) based in Howell, MI, will present an overview of Michigan Saves programs, the process, how to get started, and a question & answer session.

Michigan Saves is a nonprofit dedicated to making energy improvements easier for all Michigan energy consumers.  To accomplish this, Michigan Saves makes affordable financing and other incentives available through grants and partnerships with private sector lenders.  The organization also authorizes and monitors a network of contractors and recognizes those with advanced training.  Its current portfolio includes programs for residential and commercial customers, in support of energy efficiency, geothermal, and solar PV projects. 

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1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Developing a Health and Energy Efficient Program for your Organization

Laurie Smith is a key part of the Building Science Academy (BSA) team and is also Sales & Business    Development Coordinator with Building Science Energy Services (BSES).  She is a BPI Certified Building Analyst, Envelope Professional, and Residential Building Envelope Whole House Air Leakage Control Installer.   Prior to joining BSA, Laurie worked in automotive design and co-owned a successful design.

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BSES About Building Science Energy Services


With headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Building Science Energy Services (BSES) will provide services to State agencies implementing Home Performance with Energy Star Programs, Implementation Contractors, Utilities, Contractors and Homeowners to improve the nation's energy efficiency and energy consumption programs.

BSA About Building Science Academy


Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Building Science Academy is a privately held training school that specializes in training energy auditors, raters, and contractors for energy and weatherization performance standards.


Attendance for the Summer Speaker Series is free; no RSVP required.  


For questions, please contact Kim Walton, MAREC program coordinator, at  or 616-331-6900.


Watch our Events Calendar for other Summer Speaker Series events!