Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.09
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date June 21, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
IN-3: Innovation 3

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Dr. Jie Chen
Director
DOE Industrial Assessment Center
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

The Industrial Assessment Center at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis trains
the next generation of energy efficiency experts and provide no-cost energy assessments to
qualified small- and medium-sized companies for the purposes of improving energy efficiency.
These Energy Savings Assessments identify immediate opportunities to save energy and to
reduce cost, by focusing on key systems: steam, process heating, compressed air, fans, drives,
lighting, and pumping systems. These processes consume most of the energy used by U.S.
industry. Fine-tuning of these systems may cost little but offer companies the potential to yield
large savings. Quick successes with optimizing these systems can lead to significant long-term
savings if the approach is spread throughout a company's plants.

Some of the many benefits of the program include:
- Reduced energy costs
- Increased profits
- Pathway for continuous improvement
- Carbon savings
- Compare their energy intensity to other companies
- Enhanced community relations

Currently, the center is also working with the IUPUI Campus Facility to conduct research on
energy consumption optimization. We are targeting major energy consumption systems for
improving energy efficiency. We are developing ways to monitor the energy usage and
performance, researching on the best practice, implementing optimal control strategies, and
assessing the benefits. The activities will improve the campus’ energy efficiency status and
help train our next generation energy efficiency workforce.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available:
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