“Helping to Save Energy” Occupation: Manager of the Energy & Eco-Strategies Department at the Lansing Board of Water & Light Residence: East Lansing Family: Husband, Paul Bouldin; son, Blair; daughter-in-law, Colette; grandson, Aemon Hobbies: Golf, biking, Jazzercise, sewing and reading. During a time of tight deadlines and even tighter budgets, it is extremely important for local businesses to be as energy efficient as possible. Sue Warren, Manager of Energy & Eco-Strategies helps make sure this happens. For more information about her organization and the programs they offer, please visit: lbwl.com/energysavers. Q: What kind of work does Energy & Eco-Strategies do? What is your role in it? A: The majority of our time is spent on educating our customers on how to save energy and providing them with financial incentives to encourage the purchase of high efficiency equipment i.e. lighting, refrigerators, air conditioners and more. My role is making sure everything runs smoothly and we achieve our goals. Q: How did you get involved in this line of work? A: I started as a residential energy auditor years ago and found that I loved helping people learn to save energy. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work for The Lansing Board of Water & Light on energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, because I honestly believe in conserving our natural resources and promoting renewable energy options. Q: How do Energy & Eco-Strategies and the Lansing Board of Water & Light get involved with the community? A: The Lansing Board of Water & Light sponsors numerous community events such as Silver Bells in the City, Chili Cook Off and Adopt a River along with charitable activities which support Pennies for Power, a program which helps families pay their utility bills. Our department has several outreach programs for our customers. We participate in Recycle Rama and local farmers markets and festivals. We also offer presentations to civic/service and neighborhood groups that focus on how to save energy and a free residential walk-through audit program called Lower My Bill.