EGLE offers $400 discount for Building Operator Certification training in Escanaba

June 17, 2019
Judy Palnau, Michigan Energy Office,, 517-284-8064
Jill A. Greenberg, EGLE Public Information Officer,, 517-897-4965

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) today announced spots are still available for the Building Operator Certification (BOC) training beginning in late July in Escanaba. This marks the second time EGLE has offered the class in the Upper Peninsula.

The Michigan Energy Office (MEO), now a part of EGLE, is providing a $400 discount for public and non-profit building operators who take the course. The program also is open to private sector facilities managers. In addition to the MEO discount, students taking the Level 1 training could qualify for utility rebates and a veteran’s discount.

The class will teach building operators to identify energy waste reduction opportunities in public facilities in areas such as lighting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and environmental quality.

"The potential for reducing energy waste in Michigan is so great that the MEO believes it is extremely important to offer this discount," said Robert Jackson, MEO director. "Facilities with BOC graduates are proven to save energy, have lower energy bills and offer improved comfort for occupants."

Register here for the Escanaba Level 1 BOC class, which starts July 31, 2019, at UPCAP Services. For more information, email Karin Gredvig at

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