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Jackson at top for energy efficient cities in U.S.

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Posted at 2:21 PM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-24 14:21:17-04

Energy Star, a company that recognizes organizations that demonstrate leadership in energy efficiency, has named Jackson, Michigan as the nation's second most energy efficient small 
city.

Jackson was second to Midland, Texas.

According to Energy Star, Jackson has 37 Energy-Star certified energy efficient buildings.

Consumers Energy worked with building owners in the city to reduce their energy use become certified by Energy Star.

Consumers was also honored with a sustained excellence award for their work to reduce energy waste.

“Our energy efficiency programs represent our commitment to hometown service, helping Michigan households and businesses lower their energy bills by over $1.5 billion since 2009,” said Patti Poppe, Consumers Energy’s president and chief executive officer, who received the award in Washington, D.C. last week. “We are excited to see our hometown of Jackson is well on its way to being the most energy-efficient small city in America, and we won’t stop until Jackson is No. 1,” Poppe said.

For a complete list of the 2018 winners, click here.