Residents can utilize the US Environmental Protection Agency programs, which provide guidance on more energy efficient and water efficient home fixtures.
Weatherizing your home can help you save money by saving energy. This can be done by:
DID YOU KNOW? By replacing your home's five most frequently used light fixtures or bulbs with LED models that have earned the ENERGY STAR, you can save $75 each year; LED bulbs last up to 25 times longer than traditional incandescent.
Want to take the next step in making your house more sustainable? Consider alternative energy sources, such as solar panels. The City of Ferndale has a Renewable Energy Ordinance allowing for solar, or other renewable energy installations. Solar doesn't just reduce your energy costs, but also lowers your carbon footprint. An average 6kw solar array system can reduce 6.8 metric tons of carbon emissions per year. That is enough to offset your yearly car emissions.
Curious about more resources for renewable energy generation? Visit the Michigan Office of Climate and Energy.
View a comprehensive list of the permits you can apply for in Ferndale.