THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Wednesday, June 1, 1977
Nancy Dickerson, prominent national
correspondent, reports for Detroit Edison:
"See how homes winning
Detroit Edison EEE Awards are built to save
on energy costs from top to bottom.'
Detroit Edison is a concerned
participant in America's crusac
conservation. The wise use of
energy is a national goal, but i
requires a working relationshi
between those who supply ent
and those who use it. To
demonstrate publicly the desir
take a leadership role in this
crusade, Detroit Edison has
established the Energy
Efficiency Excellence (EEE)
Award to encourage the
building of more energy-
EEE Award homes
are designed with
conservation in mind.
Detroit Edison presents the Er
Efficiency Excellence (EEE) AN
to builders whose homes mee
maximum standards in insula
lighting, wiring, appliances an
are comfort-conditioned with
energy-efficient electric heat p
From attic to basement, EEl
Award homes are designed to
your heat inside during winter
and your utility costs down. T
same features also make EEE A
homes easier to cool in summ
The heat pump that keeps EE
Award homes comfortable all
round is an efficient way to he
cool, filter and dehumidify
electrically. At today's energy
an EEE Award home could sav
more than $260 a year, compa
to homes using oil, propane o
electric resistance heating.
If you're planning on buyin
building a new home, take a 1
at the Detroit Edison EEE Aw
homes. These homes will help
conserve energy and keep you
operating costs at rock bottom
Detroit Edison EEE Award If~you're interested in finding
de for homes must meet or surass out more about energy-efficient
the following standards: living, call these builders.
E They'llbehappy to give you
ey more details
re to benefits you
enjoy in EEE s5Rrp
* Briarwood Builders, Inc.,
I DBClarkston. Call 625-9229.
C * Michael J. Endres
Custom Builder, Marine City. Call
765-5425. In Marysville, call 364-5353.
H A 0 Larry Lada Builder, Lexington.
* Marquis Homes, Hartland.
. Olendorf Builders, Inc., Utica.
Call 254-1522 or 731-3160.
A. Energy-efficient heat-pump heating
and cooling system which conforms
to design and installation standards
established by the electric utility
B. Maximum insulation including
R-17 material in exterior walls, R-44
in attic, and fully insulated basement
walls with an R-13 value.
C. Windows with wood sash and
insulating glass or single glass with
full storm. Or aluminum sash with
thermal break and insulating glass
or single glass with full storm.
D. Exterior doors with foam core and
E. Refrigerator and freezer must be
energy-efficient if provided by builder.
F. Water heater is energy-saving type,
located as close as practical to pointr
of use. Hot water lines wrapped in
insulation are recommended.
G. Interior lighting that conforms to
the Illuminating Engineering Society
standards for energy efficiency in
H. Exterior security lighting, if
provided, has automatic dusk-to-dawn
1. If home has a fireplace, it must
have a tight-fitting damper and glass
screen, and if practical, an outside
J. Materials, equipment, design and
construction of all electric devices
and wiring must comply with all local
and national codes.
* Rider Custom Homes, Millington.
Call 517-871-4588 or 631-6620.
" R. J. Smith Custom Homes,
Marine City. Call 765-8651.
Yes, you can make your present
home more energy efficient.
Detroit Edison's Home Insulation
Finance Plan is designed to help you
bring your present home up to
today's energy-saving standards.
Ask ,about it at your Detroit Edison
Customer Office. Here are other
things you can do to help conserve
energy and also save money: Put
up storm windows and doors; Check
weatherstripping and caulking;
Dial down in winter and dial up in
summer; Lower furnace fansettings;
Keep electric appliances in good
repair. That way, we'll all be
using energy more wisely.
Pick up a free copy
of "Planning a
New Home?" at
- Conserve for all it's worth. The power is in your hands.