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Dr. Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan Extends the Reach of the West Virginia University Industrial Assessment Center

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The Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) at West Virginia University’s Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resource, is one of 28 centers around the country funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The IAC provides no-cost energy assessments to small and mid-sized manufacturers that help to save energy, reduce waste and improve productivity.

Energy Department Announces Universities to Lead Industrial Assessment Centers Program

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IAC students graduate with the skills and abilities needed to succeed in today's high-demand, fast paced energy industry

Meet our team!

 

What We Do

  • Energy assessment using energy analysis and diagnostic instrumentation
  • Recommendations for energy efficiency for manufacturing industry and buildings
  • Analytics in support of energy efficiency
  • Train the next generation of energy engineers
  • Assist industry with ISO 50001 energy management
  • Pollution prevention and waste reduction
  • E3: Energy, Environment, and Economics assessments
  • Publish research in energy efficiency through peer reviewed journals and in conferences
  • Evaluate cyber security, develop smart manufacturing potential and reduce water usage and waste

Fast Facts for the national IAC program

  • Saved American Companies more than $700 million per year through efficiency and productivity improvements by spending just $27 million.
  • Enabled small and mid-sized manufacturers to save energy to power a city the size of Boston for a year.
  • Helped to create and maintain more than 1.5 million industry jobs in the U.S.
  • Educated thousands of senior undergraduate and graduate students on fundamentals of industrial energy and resource efficiency.
  • The total CO2 emissions saved : 711,410 tons per year (314,016 implemented).

Key Stakeholders

  • Students
  • Industry
  • Government

Newsletters

The WVU IAC have published newsletters describing the work done at WVU IAC, the successes achieved by the students and the awards received by the team for their extraordinary research and assessments done.