I am going to try to keep posts shorter in the future – sorry about the length of the first two.
I mentioned my first reporting project, but there is a whole OTHER side of energy and efficiency I get to think about.
I am working of completing an “UpNorth Energy Saver Guide” – an online data base for residents in a 9 county region in North West (lower) MI. The guide will function as a “one-stop shop” for energy efficiency and will point people to 1) advice about how to easily be more energy efficient 2) existing online data bases about the subsidies and tax breaks available 3) contractors and retailers in the area who can help make a home (or business) more energy efficient.
Having this be “my project” means making hundreds of phone calls, standardizing data, and working with a 10 book excel spread sheet, each book with “a – v” columns. Basically, its an exercise in being organized, talking to people on the phone, and data collection. But, the result will be pretty helpful I think. Then again, maybe I’m biased.