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Energy Efficiency Center (EEC)

Oregon State School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

The Energy Efficiency Center houses the OSU Industrial Assessment Center and offers Rural Energy Audits, OSU facility assessments, and other customized assessments. The center focuses on mentored energy efficiency training, performs related research, data accumulation and analysis and offers other related services.

The EEC has the goal of developing and sharing a knowledge base of new and common efficiency opportunities in a range of sectors, including industrial, agricultural, municipal, institutional, commercial and residential. The center is built on student management with faculty mentorship and oversight.


Promoting Energy and Resource Efficiency:

Reduced: Energy and resource consumption, waste generation, carbon footprint, costs
Increased: Productivity, utility, profits


  1. Graduating Oregon University System students with professional skill sets and a solid background in energy and resource efficiency
  2. Directly influencing end resource users to adopt efficient technologies and practices
  3. Expanding the common knowledge base of resource usage trends and effective efficiency improvement opportunities
  4. Building a publicly shared library of analysis tools, references, guides, educational materials, and training plans related to energy and resource efficiency



Harnessing faculty mentored student energy and creativity for:

  • Efficiency training provided to students and the public:
    • A self paced, needs driven on-line learning resource (The Energy Efficiency Reference)
    • Peer mentored, faculty guided, student employee learning
    • Formal training (seminars, workshops, training assessments, etc)
  • Direct support to end resource users
    • Assessments
    • Implementation assistance
    • Other special support
  • Accumulating an experienced based understanding of energy and resource use and efficiency
    • Resource use and application
    • Common and specialized efficiency opportunities (identifying, analyzing, and capturing them)
  • Developing an on-line learning resource (The Energy Efficiency Reference)
    • For direct use as a training tool
    • To share publicly as a reference and learning resource.
    • Encouraging and managing nationwide student and professional review and contribution
  • Identifying needed efficiency research
    • For graduate research projects and others