The Energy Efficiency Center has a long history of performing energy audits in a wide selection of sectors. Starting in 1986, the EEC has gained experience primarily operating in industrial settings, but in recent years has branched out into the agricultural and commercial sectors. Significant savings have been implemented from the recommendations made by the center, currently reaching into the tens of millions of dollars.
The Energy Efficiency Center currently operates in 3 main sectors:
Since 1986, the Energy Efficiency Center has gained extensive experience in the industrial sector through the Department of Energy’s Industrial Assessment Center program. The EEC does not currently have funding to conduct agricultural audits. However, agricultural audits may be performed as a contracted fee service.
In operation since 1986, the Energy Efficiency Center has gained extensive experience in the industrial sector through the Department of Energy’s Industrial Assessment Center program. In the past few years, the EEC has grown to include the commercial sector, an area that has recently seen significant growth in energy service needs.
Industrial Assessment Centers provide energy, waste, and productivity assessments at no cost to small and medium-sized manufacturers. Centers are funded through the U.S. Department of Energy, Industrial Technologies' Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) program. Assessments help manufactures maximize energy efficiency, reduce waste, and improve productivity. Nationally, recommended actions from an assessment result in average annual cost savings of about $160,000. Assessments are performed by teams of engineering faculty and students from 32 participating universities across the country.