Westland is one of Michigan’s premier green communities to live in. There are a variety of homes ranging from brand new homes to homes built as far back as the 1920’s. Each of these styles of home has their own unique features and energy needs. There are so many things that you can do in your home to help make our great City of Westland a greener place to live.  This page will provide you with a variety of ideas for making your home more energy efficient.

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The City of Westland and DTE Energy have partnered on a number of wonderful programs to help educate the citizens of Westland on energy efficiency and to provide opportunities for people to help their community. Here is a link to DTE Energy’s site that can provide information regarding ways to make your home more energy efficient including no cost, low cost and long term energy saving solutions.  http://www.dteenergy.com/residentialCustomers/saveEnergy/house.html

 

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Your local Lowe’s store has tips as well that can help you make your home more energy efficient (while only driving a short distance) to the Lowe’s store here in Westland.  Check it out here: http://www.lowes.com/cd_Efficient+Home_539377675_

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Home Weatherization

There are also programs that are available to Westland residents who are low income and need assistance with home energy updates.

The Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency has a Home Weatherization Assistance Program which provodes weatherization and energy efficieny services for low-income families. You may find out more by calling (734) 727-7297 or go to www.waynemetro.org for more info.

 

DTE Energy offers interactive ways for you to help yourself save money and reduce the amount of energy you use.  Here is one way,  www.dteenergy.com for more information. You can also visit their website for more tips.

 

Green Cleaning Products

One of the ways you can live a greener life is to clean green.  Here is a tri-fold flyer created to assist you in making your own “green” cleaning products for your home, entitled Ways to clean green  Print it off and share it with family and friends!!!