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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Additional Links:
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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