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Energy Performance Contracting at the State of Michigan

Contact: Kristi Zakrzewski 517-243-5669
Agency: Technology, Management & Budget


Section 7 of Public Act 625 of 2012, the "Cost-effective Governmental Energy Act", states "… the department (Department of Technology, Management and Budget [DTMB]) is the lead agency for the development and promotion of a program of energy performance contracts in governmental units." Specific responsibility for this program rests with the Design and Construction Division of DTMB.

The Design and Construction Division (DCD) administers the State of Michigan's capital outlay, special maintenance, and miscellaneous operating project program. Providing services for all state agencies, DCD provides professional management and direction of new facility construction, additions, renovations, and environmental cleanup projects. Services provided include contract procurement, project management, direction of contractors and consultants, complete construction oversight, environmental project management, land surveying, cost and budget analysis, problem solving, and technical consultation. Professional Service Contractors (architects, engineers, land surveyors, and landscape architects) provide design and construction administration services and are obtained through competitive proposals. Construction contracts are obtained through competitive bidding.

DCD has successfully collaborated on a number of energy performance projects and has developed procedures for such projects that serve the best interests of the State of Michigan.

The following resources are suggested to obtain a basic understanding of energy savings and performance contracting.

Cost-Effective Governmental Energy Use Act (Public Act 625 of 2012)

Introduction to Energy Performance Contracting - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - ENERGY STAR Buildings Prepared by: ICF International and the National Association of Energy Services Companies

Note: The State of Michigan often arranges for project financing directly with third party financial institutions.

State of Michigan Energy Office

National Association of Energy Service Companies

Energy Services Coalition 

Federal Energy Management Program