The Clean Energy Coalition is adding more staff members and space to house them, moving to a bigger office in Ann Arbor just north of downtown.
"We're continually expanding," says Sean Reed, executive director of the Clean Energy Coalition
. "We're in the process of hiring three people right now. We have the potential for another 4-8 hires later this year as we continue to grow."
That brings the sustainability-oriented non-profit's staff to 14 employees, four interns, and two independent contractors. That growth also prompted the organization to move into its fourth office in six years. It had been occupying two spaces (1,000 and 1,500 square feet, respectively) in Ypsilanti's Depot Town for the last few years. Today, it calls 6,000 square feet on the near north side of Ann Arbor home.
"This allows us to bring the staffs of the offices together under one roof," Reed says. He adds that it also gives adequate room for growth for the Clean Energy Coalition, which is debuting its new website this week.
The Clean Energy Coalition has landed several million dollars in grant funding in recent years, including $15 million from the federal stimulus package. That money is part of Michigan's $31 million Green Fleets project, which will integrate more alternative fuels and advanced fuel-efficient technology (i.e. bio-diesel) into municipal vehicle fleets. The non-profit is also working to help make local government buildings more energy efficient.Source: Sean Reed, executive director of the Clean Energy CoalitionWriter: Jon Zemke