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2:42 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Ann Arbor, DTE Energy Help Landlords Save On Utilities

The City of Ann Arbor wants to help provide some energy relief to rental property owners.

Credit dteenergy.com

WEMU's Bob Eccles reports.

They are teaming up with DTE's Multi-Family Program on a pilot program that offers free upgrades like compact flourescent light bulbs, water-saving shower heads and programmable thermostats. 

Heidi Muir, the principal program advisor, says they usually focus on rental properties with five or more units.

This effort targets smaller properties.

"We will accept multi-family properties with two to five units under one contiguous roof," Muir says.

The program starts with an energy audit, and participation is limited. 

Interested property owners should contact Linda Raser at DTE Energy at (313) 202-2286.

Find more information about the program online:

http://a2gov.org/dtepilot