Conan Smith http://wemu.org en Washtenaw County Looking At Adding Program to Help Businesses Make Energy Efficient Upgrades http://wemu.org/post/washtenaw-county-looking-adding-program-help-businesses-make-energy-efficient-upgrades <p>Washtenaw County businesses may be able to get energy efficiency upgrades without paying for them upfront.&nbsp;</p><p>The County Commissioners later this month will hold a public hearing on a proposed property assessed clean energy or PACE program.&nbsp;</p><p>County Commissioner Conan Smith says he hopes energy saving upgrades can be made soon.&nbsp; He says if the County Commissioners approve the PACE program this month, plans should be in the pipeline by spring and construction underway during 2014.<br /><br />Ann Arbor already has a PACE program but their effort includes a pool of public funds, the county's plan will only use private dollars.&nbsp; Smith says the two programs are complimentary and businesses in Ann Arbor will be able to choose which program best meets their needs.</p><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 05:00:02 +0000 Andrew Cluley 40134 at http://wemu.org Washtenaw County Looking At Adding Program to Help Businesses Make Energy Efficient Upgrades Washtenaw County Commissioners Debate How to Spend Higher-Than-Projected Revenues http://wemu.org/post/washtenaw-county-commissioners-debate-how-spend-higher-projected-revenues <p>The Washtenaw County budget is in much better shape through the second fiscal quarter than originally projected.</p><p>As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the question now under debate is how best to use the additional money.</p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:43:34 +0000 David Fair 33327 at http://wemu.org