Training Workshops

Training Workshops

As a Consumers Energy Trade Ally, you can tap into today’s growing demand for energy efficient products and services. Trade allies are essential in helping our commercial and industrial customers obtain money-saving rebates and improve the energy efficiency of their businesses.

Our Training Center can be your ‘go-to’ resource for business energy efficiency information, advice and technical training. Regularly scheduled courses specialize in energy efficiency knowledge that can make a difference in your bottom line.

On Demand Trainings:

Industrial Energy Management (IEM)

This 3 minute video provides an overview of this offering and which customer qualifies to receive an IEM audit and the benefits associated with engaging and adding and energy management system.

Retro-Commissioning (RCx)

This 14 minute video provides an overview of the three offerings under the Retro-Commissioning umbrella. Learn which customers qualify for each offering and the benefits associated with engaging with the retro-commissioning team.

Upcoming Trade Ally Trainings:

New Solutions for New Construction: A Faster Way to Boost Energy Performance

Wednesday, March 13 | 11:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. | Online Webinar | Free

Consumers Energy trade allies are invited to join this free lunchtime webinar and learn about the New Construction Best Practices pilot, a streamlined incentive program for fast-track design projects.

This offering is for new construction and major renovation of:

  • Multifamily buildings
  • Offices
  • Retail stores
  • Warehouses
  • Parking garages

Incentives and technical assistance target high-ROI efficiency measures. Building owners can earn extra incentives for optional advanced measures. There is also a $5,000 incentive for the lead design firm. No energy modeling required!


Upcoming Trade Ally Trainings:

Trade Ally Orientation: Commercial and Industrial Programs

Thursday, August 5 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Get an overview of our programs. You and your team will learn the process of efficiently filling out and submitting a project rebate application and be introduced to resources for your business to help generate more projects.

Network Lighting Controls (NLC) for Buildings

Thursday, August 12, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join Doug Lafever from Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance to learn how you can save energy and money with energy efficiency upgrades.

Topics covered:

  • How NLC is more than conventional lighting control.
  • List of retrofit concerns before choosing NLC.
  • BACnet interoperability of NLC products.
  • The ROI and non-monetary value of NLC.