Exhaust stack photographed during an energy efficiency audit by Oregon State University


Energy Efficiency Center

The Oregon State Energy Efficiency Center (EEC) conducts energy assessments on local small and medium sized industrial facilities. The OSU Energy Efficiency Center represents an effort to leverage 30+ years of OSU Industrial Assessment Center Experience to offer a greater range of services and serve a wider breadth of sectors. The center also stands on the shoulders of the now closed OSU Extension Energy Program.


Industrial Assessment Center

Industrial Assessment Centers (formerly called the Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Center (EADC) program) were created by the Office of Industrial Technology (OIT), a branch of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The Centers were created in 1976 to help small and medium-sized manufacturing facilities cut back on unnecessary costs from inefficient energy use, ineffective production procedures, excess waste production, and other production-related problems.

The OSU IAC has performed audits throughout Oregon, Washington, Northern California, Idaho, Utah, Nevada and Alaska. Since its inception in 1987, the OSU IAC has completed over 740 assessments and provided recommendations that could save its clients an average of $46,831 annually in energy savings and $97,987 annually in administrative savings.