Colorado State University Industrial Assessment Center Saves Manufacturers Money and Trains the Next Generation of Engineers

Project Overview
Positive Impact: Energy assessments for manufacturing companies.
Assessment center has helped Colorado companies save more than $19 million in energy costs.
Locations: Colorado
Partners: Colorado State University
EERE Investment: $1.3 million
Clean Energy Sector: Energy-saving homes, buildings, and manufacturingPDF

Partnering with EERE, Colorado State University’s Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) provides small- and medium-sized manufacturing companies with no-cost energy assessments, while also serving as an important training ground for the next generation of energy-savvy engineers. Through IAC assistance, manufacturers have saved Colorado companies more than $19 million in energy costs by performing more than 650 assessments to date, which averages $30,500 in energy cost savings per assessment. Nationally, these assessments have helped participating manufacturers save more than $5.6 billion in energy costs.

The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) partners with industry, small business, universities, and other stakeholders to identify and invest in emerging technologies with the potential to create high-quality domestic manufacturing jobs and enhance the global competitiveness of the United States.

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