U.S. Department of Energy Grants LSU $1.5 million Industrial Assessment Center
BATON ROUGE— LSU is one of 27 universities across the country to receive funding from
the U.S. Department of Energy to construct and operate an Industrial Assessment Center,
or IAC. IACs provide training for undergraduate and graduate engineering students
in manufacturing processes, energy assessment procedures and energy management systems.
The IAC at LSU will enable students to perform on-site assessments of small and medium-sized
manufacturing businesses with the help of LSU engineering faculty.
“Our team is proud to bring an IAC to LSU for the first time in LSU’s history,” said
Jonathan Shi, the Art E. Favre Industrial Construction Chair in the Bert S. Turner
Department of Construction Management at LSU.
LSU will receive about $1.5 million over five years. The award will be in the form
of cooperative agreements and are subject to congressional approval. Over the past
40 years, the IAC program has provided more than 17,000 assessments and more than
130,000 recommendations for energy-saving measures.
The IAC program offers newly expanded services in the areas of "smart" manufacturing,
cybersecurity, water or wastewater and energy management systems. The actions recommended
by an IAC will result in energy savings, potential enhancements and related information
technologies for manufacturers at the heart of the U.S. economy.
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Energy Department Announces Universities to Lead Industrial Assessment Centers Program
Full List of Awarded Universities: https://energy.gov/eere/amo/articles/industrial-assessment-centers-project-descriptions
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