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Understanding Net Zero: Michigan Businesses and Industries Chart their Own Path

Michigan businesses and industries are leaders in working toward net zero. When it comes to clean energy jobs, our state is among the top five in the nation — with 316 companies engaged in the clean energy industry supply chain and over 85,000 jobs in energy efficiency alone.

Building toward Net Zero

Michigan’s architectural companies and building industries are ahead of the curve in creating net zero energy buildings, which is especially important since buildings are responsible for nearly 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Here are some quick examples of what local builders, architectural firms, and even furniture makers are doing to build up Michigan’s net zero potential:

Taking Net Zero into the Fast Lane

As the nation’s electric vehicle (EV) hub, Michigan’s Big Three auto companies are revolutionizing EV production from the ground-up.

We All Reap the Rewards of Net Zero

Our agriculture industry is on the forefront of energy-efficiency as well. Michigan farms are working to help lower emissions by:

From restaurants to factories, Michigan’s commercial enterprises are chipping in to do their part to lower emissions by:

As a result of these and other efforts, local businesses are saving energy and reducing costs—all while helping protect Michigan, as well as our planet, from the impacts of climate change. Ultimately, the conversation about net zero should involve us all. Michigan businesses—of all sizes and across all economic sectors—have an important role to play in securing a stronger, more sustainable, and cleaner energy future for all Michiganders.