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  • Get unplugged and stay active to save energy and improve health and well-being!
  • Try daylighting your home by turning off the lights and opening the blinds.
  • Try preparing “energy-free” meals and avoid using appliances when not necessary.
  • Utilize power strips and smart power strips to reduce the “vampire energy” phenomenon.
  • Hang dry clothing on a clothesline and wash clothes in cold water to save energy doing laundry.
  • When shopping for new appliances check “Energy Guide” labels and look for “Energy Star” rated products.
  • Save on energy bills by getting rebates back from DTE Energy and Consumers Energy.

About CEES

Think globally. Act locally. is a public information effort funded through the EECBG program designed to help share information and inspire/expand energy and environmentally sustainable practices throughout all sectors of our community.

Commission for Energy and Environmental Sustainability

The Commission For Energy and Environmental Sustainability (CEES) is an advising body to the City of Farmington Hills, Michigan City Council. At its inception, it was an internal committee whose purpose was to save money by recommending measures that would lower the City’s energy expenditures. Since then, the committee has been expanded by the City Council in scope and membership. Today the focus is to cultivate a more sustainable community not only through its recommendations to City leaders, but also through community education and engagement in energy and environmental issues.

The Commission For Energy and Environmental Sustainability (CEES) is an assembly of diverse community members and City leaders with varying expertise and interest in sustainability. All Commission meetings are posted on the City calendar.  


To collaborate with the community to enhance energy efficiency and sustainability by encouraging policies and practices based on economical, ecological and community values.

What We Do

Advise City Council on policies and procedures that can enhance energy efficiency, expand renewable energy resources, and promote environmental sustainability at the local and regional level.

Research, formulate and implement community education programs that promote a broad range of energy and environmental initiatives.

Create periodic public reports and recommendations for improving the sustainability of government operations and the community at large.

The Commission For Energy and Environmental Sustainability (CEES) are open to the public and occur every third Monday from 5:45 PM to approximately 7:00 PM in the Community Room located on the first floor of the Farmington Hills City Hall. Farmington Hills City Hall is located at 31555 Eleven Mile Road on the southwest corner at Orchard Lake Road.

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This Site

This site provides users with information regarding the City’s sustainability efforts and valuable resources and tools that can be implemented on an individual level. Whether you live in one of our multi-family complexes, own a 1000 square foot home or a 2500 square foot home, own or work at one of many great Farmington Hills businesses, or live and work outside of our community, there are steps large and small that we all can take to build a more energy efficient, energy independent, and environmentally sustainable city, region, state, nation, and world.

Please enjoy this site and contact us if you have any questions or comments.

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