Office of Community Assistance
Manufacturers interested in applying should contact:
Small businesses, school districts, nonprofits, and local governments should contact:
The state of Ohio has a comprehensive energy policy focused on providing a diverse mix of reliable, low-cost energy sources. Part of this strategy is improving the energy efficiency of Ohio businesses, communities, and schools.
The Energy Efficiency Program helps businesses, manufacturers, nonprofits, schools, and local governments reduce energy use and improve energy efficiency – resulting in lower energy costs.
The program consists of four phases:
Small businesses, small to medium-sized manufacturers, school districts, nonprofits, and local governments are eligible to apply for the program. Manufacturers applying for the program will participate in energy planning specifically for manufacturing.
The Energy Efficiency Program doesn’t have an application for the first two phases of the program. If you are interested in participating, you should call one of our energy specialists. They will outline the steps in the process, and help you determine the most efficient and cost-effective measures for your facility.
The Development Services Agency also helps train graduate-level engineering students at Ohio universities and community colleges in energy efficiency assessments and provides real world experiences administering cost-effective energy efficiency assessments to commercial businesses, municipalities, universities, schools, and hospitals.
If your business, school district, nonprofit organization or local government has completed an energy audit and needs additional assistance implementing the efficiency measures, the Energy Loan Fund is available. For more information on the Energy Loan Fund and how to apply, click here.
More tips can be found at the ENERGY STAR webpage.