The DOE Industrial Assessment Database Manual
User Information Version 10.2 October, 2011 Written by Michael B. Muller, Dr. Michael R. Muller
A benefit derived from the Industrial Assessment Center program is the provision of a unique opportunity to quantify the effectiveness of energy management recommendations and pollution prevention measures in small and medium sized industry and the potential of assessments to improve manufacturing productivity. Since 1981, the data resulting from the assessments performed under this program have been collected into a database which is available to the general public. This data is free of charge and available via computer network through the Center of Advanced Energy Systems (CAES) at Rutgers University.
The database currently contains information collected from virtually every state within the continental United States representing over 12,000 industrial site visits and 88,000 Assessment Recommendations from thirty six contributing centers. Portrayed within the database, over $1B in savings identified since 1981 and an implementation rate of nearly 50% of these recommendations illustrate the core success of the IAC Program.
The Database Manual is intended to act as a tool for proper use and understanding of the IAC Databases. Complete descriptions of the data fields, coding schemes, and other data resources are included in the manual to allow the user to discover the wealth of information contained in the databases. Please download and read the manual prior to working with the data sets. If after reading the manual some items are still unclear, please contact the database staff at the OIPEA for further assistance.
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