Energy Waste Reduction and Sustainability Services
The RESTART program uses retired professionals to provide free energy waste reduction and sustainability services to help Michigan’s manufacturing and commercial sectors towards a low carbon future, ensuring competitiveness in the marketplace, and creating and retaining jobs.
The objective is to realize consistent high client cost savings to program expenditure ratios through meaningful on-site technical assistance. By offering:
Technical assistance capabilities that incorporate advanced, innovative or expert energy and sustainability systems, approaches and software tools into program services including activities that either maximize energy efficiency; reduce energy consumption; promote sustainable manufacturing practices; and, or lower operational costs (i.e.: manufacturing modifications that promote energy efficiency and reduce operating costs; or implement sustainable green manufacturing processes, and or improvements that reduce the businesses environmental impact from plant operations.
Project Implementation Assistance to carry-out projects resulting from a RESTART assessment, internal assessment, or third-party assessment, and serve as an owner's representative.
Special Services such as source reduction planning assistance, detailed cost analyses, process mapping, extensive research, evaluation of behind the meter storage and back-up generation, help applying for grants and technical services at a National Laboratory student mentoring, training and evaluation/project validation services are available at a nominal fee.