The ASU Energy Efficiency Center is an Industrial Assessment Center at Arizona State University (IAC@ASU). The IAC is a Department of Energy (DOE) funded program whose mission is to identify technology, systems, and productivity opportunities that result in increasing energy efficiency, reducing waste, and providing better financial results for small and medium-sized manufacturers while educating and training the next generation of energy and productivity experts. The Center conducts free energy audits through one-day visits at no cost to the facility.
A Nationwide Program
The U.S. Department of Energy sponsors 39 Industrial Assessment Centers across the United States – each monitoring and helping clients across their general areas. The program was originally founded in 1976 by the Department of Commerce, in response to the oil embargo as well as rising energy costs across the nation. It was shifted to the Department of Energy in 1978.
The ASU Energy Efficiency Center also strives to educate the next generation of energy engineers. Students are given the opportunity to get hands-on with calculations, measurements, and site visits. Throughout the assessment process, they learn to present a utility analysis to clients, ask pertinent questions, gather information, and how to format a formal technical report for each client.