The Retired Engineer Technical Assistance Program (RETAP) provides in-depth pollution prevention (P2) and energy conservation assessments to businesses with 500 or fewer employees in Michigan. RETAP assessments are performed by teams of retired engineers and are always free, confidential, non-regulatory, and objective. For each assessment, RETAP provides a written report containing specific recommendations to save money, reduce energy usage, conserve water, and eliminate waste generation. To date, RETAP has conducted over 1,800 assessments with
a demonstrated record of averaging over $40,000 in potential cost savings per assessment.
RETAP maintains over fifty (50) retired engineers, scientists, and other professionals active in the program. Each RETAP engineer has thirty to forty years of experience in industry giving RETAP the unique ability to offer over 2,000 years of combined professional experience to help businesses improve their operations and save money, free of charge.
Any business interested in requesting a RETAP assessment or additional information should contact David Herb at 517-241-8175 or firstname.lastname@example.org or through the DEQ’s Environmental Assistance Center at 800-662-9278.