Strategic Community Initiatives
EcoWorks’ Strategic Community Initiatives (SCI) division enjoys wrestling with big ideas, developing custom-fit solutions, and facilitating implementation processes. Whether working with individuals, academia, the private sector, the non-profit community, or different levels of government, SCI is an engaged partner eager for a challenge. The work of SCI breaks down across several current projects and capabilities; take a moment to explore our page to find out more.
Building municipalities’ resiliency through powerful energy management resources and beneficial partnerships.
Working today for families in affordable housing while shaping a more energy efficient future through a system-wide approach.
Working with residents to make Detroit soils healthy and safe.
Community Energy Management
Community Energy Management connects potential and capability, bringing energy management expertise and resources to help local governments navigate the complicated terrain of financing, rebates, and contractor selection as well as the finer details of taking a project from concept to completion.
EcoWorks is partnered with organizations across the state of Michigan including the Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office, Michigan Energy Options, SEEDS, and the Michigan Energy Office to provide these services to municipalities. EcoWorks is a founding partner of the Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office and is the technical provider of choice for the 27 member communities of the SEMREO.
Michigan - Energy Efficiency for All (MEEFA)
The Michigan Energy Efficiency for All (MEEFA) campaign strives to improve the health and quality of life of families in affordable housing while also working to promote equitable housing policy. Supported by the National Housing Trust and the National Resource Defense Council with funding from the Energy Foundation, Energy Efficiency For All is a national effort.
EcoWorks is proud to administer the Michigan portion with our funded partners the Michigan Environmental Council in Lansing and the Ecology Center in Ann Arbor, as well as join with the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM) in their related but separately funded work. The MEEFA effort has been underway for a year’s time and we are excited to engage, push change and grow our network as we enter our second year of activity. Specifically our work focuses on affordable multifamily housing which make up 9% of the State’s housing stock.
The soil lead remediation project seeks to test the suitability of soil amendments on Detroit parcels contaminated with “urban” sources of lead. The goal of this work is to identify a low-cost remedial method of rendering soil lead not bioavailable to plants and animals.
This project is a collaboration between EcoWorks, Earthworks Farms and Wayne State University.
Are you concerned about lead? We are currently seeking residents for participation in our soil lead remediation project. You can call us at 248-965-9058 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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