Community Solutions

The Better Buildings Residential Network

The Better Buildings Residential Network connects energy efficiency programs and partners to share best practices and learn from one another to increase the number of homes that are energy efficient.

Better Buildings Residential programs and partners have invested more than $3 billion from federal funding and local resources to build more energy-efficient communities across the United States. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is now expanding this network of residential energy efficiency programs and partners to new members.


New Power Tour, Inc.

New Power Tour, Inc., is a Keweenaw-based 501c3 that has been delivering winterizations to the area since 2008.
Twice a month they organize boots-on-the-ground winterizations for Houghton County residents.  This is a great way to learn hands-on skills that will benefit you for the rest of your life, while helping a neighbor in need.
Sign up here to volunteer for a winterization – we’d love to have you!


Efficiency United

Efficiency United partners with local utilities to provide energy efficiency rebates and programs to help residents and businesses reduce their energy use and costs. Efficiency United offers services to customers of UPPCO and SEMCO ENERGY Gas Company.


Michigan Interfaith Power & Light

Michigan Interfaith Power & Light is a non-profit founded in 2002 that assists faith communities across the state in becoming more energy efficient and sustainable. In 2014, five local faith communities were awarded grants for energy improvements.