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Building Operator Training

Manufacturing is the backbone of Michigan’s economy and vital to producing products critical to the protection of human health and other items essential during emergencies. Maintaining industrial operations is a priority during economic downturns and often critical during declared disasters. Unfortunately, small manufacturers suffer from limited resources and competing priorities to pursue meaningful energy opportunities. This is especially true for small manufacturers recovering from economic shocks or located in geographically challenging areas.

Investing in process efficiency is important to sustaining a business. Improving process efficiency can increase units produced per hour which reduces the cost and energy input associated with production of each unit.


Jake Wilkinson

Eligibility Requirements

Any organization is eligible to apply. 

Funding Amount

A total of $20,000 is expected to be made available for this funding opportunity. Each eligible operator is eligible to receive $400 in training cost assistance.

Program Priorities

Effective building operation is essential for a building to perform optimally. Efficient buildings are only efficient when managed to utilize the systems appropriately. Training of building operators will give the staff needed skills to reduce the energy use in their building through operational and equipment changes.

To address these issues EGLE Energy Services will offer financial incentives to reduce the registration costs of trainings for operators of public and non-profit buildings in Michigan. Project work must be completed between the execution of the grant agreement and 8/31/2024.

Reporting Obligations

Applicants agree to:

  • Monthly progress updates by phone with program manager as needed
  • Report impacts addressing potential energy and cost savings
  • Provide documentation of project expenditures (i.e. invoices and payments)
  • Submit payment request within 30 days of completing the project/activity
  • One-year follow-up survey on continued impacts of implemented project/activity


Application Posting Date

February 1, 2023

Application Deadline

February 28, 2023

Start Date of Projects

Effective date of Grant Agreement (dependent on application date and approval process)

End Date of Projects

August 31, 2024

Deadline for Payment Submission

September 30, 2024

Application Documents