DTE Energy is partnering with The Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) to recognize and support continuous energy improvement and sustainability at Michigan Universities through the DTE Energy E-Challenge Competition for Colleges and Universities. This competition seeks innovative plans that utilize recognized energy management principles to reduce energy waste at Colleges and Universities in DTE’s service territory. The competition encourages universities to submit a comprehensive five-year energy management plan, using the tools and support provided by DTE Energy’s Energy Smart Team under the DTE Strategic Energy Plan program. The goal is to lay the framework necessary to prioritize energy waste reduction and control energy costs by changing behaviors, identifying opportunities, and making energy choices that align with industry best practices. A set of tools and support from DTE Energy Managers are provided to help universities develop their plan; more information is available here.