Ann Arbor residents receive over 250 energy efficiency kits

ANN ARBOR, me. – As part of its efforts to be carbon neutral by 2030, the City of Ann Arbor has partnered with Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels and DTE Energy to provide energy efficiency kits for around 260 households powered by Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels To make available.

Building on the A2ZERO city’s carbon neutral plan, the partnership focuses on helping domestic residents cut energy costs, maintain their indoor health and comfort, and reduce energy and water waste.

“The city is excited to partner with Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels and DTE to bring these energy and water efficient devices to our community,” said Dr. Missy Stults, Ann Arbor Office Sustainability and Innovation Manager, in a press release. “Improving the comfort and health of our residents indoors is of the utmost importance as we work to achieve a just transition to community-wide carbon neutrality.”


The energy kits were donated to the city by DTE for distribution to Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels customers.

The kits include LED lights, night lights, water saving shower heads, faucet aerators, weather protection, wrapping around water heater pipes and door pull stoppers. Information on additional services or money-saving techniques available to residents, as well as information on A2ZERO, has been added to the kits.

“Aging in place is a major focus for Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels. We thank the City of Ann Arbor and DTE for providing these kits, which will have a significant impact on a variety of quality of life, environmental and financial factors for the individuals we care for, ”said Courtney Vanderlaan, director of Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels.

Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels, a Michigan Medicine’s Community Health Services program, aims to reduce hunger and food insecurity for residents of the Ann Arbor area.


Residents in need of assistance or assistance with energy, water, or food insecurity should contact the Washtenaw County Community and Economic Development. Find out more about the organization here.

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