CAES has several different programs focused on helping users adopt new technologies, develop energy efficiency programs and reduce emissions. The primary focus of CAES is being field managers of the Industrial Assessment Center as well as leading the initiative for Women in Energy Efficiency.

The IAC program is comprised of teams of university researchers and students that perform no-cost energy, productivity, and waste assessments for small- and medium-sized manufacturers nationwide, and identify cost-saving opportunities for the business owner, including guidance on appropriate government rebates and incentives.

CAES participates in the Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC) program as field managers. As field managers, CAES oversees the operations of the IAC program. This includes reviewing and critiquing energy assessment reports written by IAC, developing the value of the assessment process through technical innovation, and broadening the impact of the IAC’s and opportunities in industrial energy efficiency both nationally and internationally.


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The Women for Energy Efficiency network is an initiative created to enhance the experience of women and non-binary students in the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) program in order to increase and maintain gender diversity in the larger energy and engineering industry, for which the IAC program acts as workforce development.

Our programming is designed to help create a comfortable and equitable work environment for the students, increase awareness of the diverse needs of current IAC students and the future workforce, and increase opportunities for career development through skill building, networking and leadership.