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Promoting Awareness Of Industrial Energy Efficiency And Waste Reduction In University Students Population

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2007 Annual Conference & Exposition


Honolulu, Hawaii

Publication Date

June 24, 2007

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June 24, 2007

End Date

June 27, 2007



Conference Session

Outreach Projects and General Energy Education

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Energy Conversion and Conservation

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12.1205.1 - 12.1205.10



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Bin Wu University of Missouri, Columbia

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Sanjeev Khanna University of Missouri


Richard Wyatt University of Missouri

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Director, State-Wide Programs, University of Missouri Extension

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Roger Korenberg Missouri Department of Natural Resources

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State Energy Enginner, Missouri Department of Natural Resources

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This paper describes how a systematic effort is being carried out at the University of Missouri- Columbia, to promote student awareness of best practices in energy efficiency, reusable energy, waste reduction and productivity improvements. In particular, it illustrates how the activities of a newly established Missouri Industrial Assessment Center (U.S. Department of Energy, IAC Program) in the College of Engineering can be logically integrated with both graduate and undergraduate engineering education in this regard.

Missouri Industrial Assessment Center

With the backing of the U.S. Department of Energy, and in partnership with the Missouri State Department of Natural Resources (MoDNR), the State Department of Economic Development, the University of Missouri Extension, and the Missouri Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) center, The University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) College of Engineering has established the Missouri Industrial Assessment Center (Missouri IAC, see: The aim of Missouri IAC is to promote best practices in energy efficiency, reusable energy, waste reduction and productivity improvement through integration of activities involving the University of Missouri, the state agencies, the MU Extension, and the major utilities in the state. The primary objectives of the Missouri IAC are to:

Provide students with practical experience and training in energy engineering, by: • Providing practical, hands-on training of industrial energy, waste and productivity assessment skills to the Missouri IAC student-affiliates • Establishing online materials aimed at increasing awareness of industrial energy use and efficiency, and promoting such awareness by incorporating these materials into existing engineering courses • Developing courses and curriculum focusing on energy efficiency and conservation, waste reduction, and energy assessment • Promoting awareness of energy efficiency, waste reduction and renewable energy in the general university student population through transfer programs and student organization

Help small- to medium-sized manufacturers improve energy efficiency, minimize waste and improve productivity, by: • Conducting energy audits for eligible industrial organizations in the state of Missouri • Providing guidance to industrial organizations following the energy audits in order to help meet cost-saving goals • Promoting interdisciplinary assessment teams of faculty, students and state energy managers and engineers

Integrate the IAC program into existing programs and create innovative approaches to delivering IAC, educational and regional outreach services, by: • Promoting best practice in industry by conducting regional outreach seminars • Working with the partners to establish Missouri IAC as the center of resources and services in industrial energy efficiency for industries in Missouri

Wu, B., & Khanna, S., & Wyatt, R., & Korenberg, R. (2007, June), Promoting Awareness Of Industrial Energy Efficiency And Waste Reduction In University Students Population Paper presented at 2007 Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, Hawaii. 10.18260/1-2--1535

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