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CIRAS helps companies manage energy, save money

student conducting energy audit

An effective energy management system includes developing an energy policy, designating who is responsible for energy and monitoring energy usage. That’s why the Center for Industrial Research and Service is partnering with Iowa State’s Industrial Assessment Center to conduct 20 energy audits of small- and medium-sized manufacturers per year.

With a new five-year contract from the Department of Energy, CIRAS and IAC are hiring Iowa State engineering students to conduct the audits. The project educates these future engineers on energy efficiency, while providing Iowa manufacturers with specific recommendations for potential savings. See the full story in CIRAS News.

This article appeared in July 2012 -- From Cathann Kress Newsletter