|ENERGY CONSERVATION MEASURES FUND|
One of the most innovative features of the University of Michigan's (U-M) Energy Program is the Energy Conservation Measures (ECM) Fund. Established in 1988, this is a self perpetuating funding mechanism for supporting projects that reduce energy consumption in U-M buildings.
In 1996, the U.S. Department of Energy named the U-M ECM the number one project in the Building Technology category in their National Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Awards Program. The competition involved more than 225 entries.
Overview of Procedure
The fund is overseen by a committee representing various segments of the U-M community. Applications for funding are accepted from any source; however, each application must be supported by sufficient engineering analysis to confirm the soundness of the project. As a general rule, only projects having a payback of five years or less are supported by the ECM.
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