The Report

Based on information supplied by the client and data collected during the assessment, the IAC-SFSU team will prepare a professional-grade report including an energy balance of the facility, indicating the energy consumption of each operation, as well as in-depth analyses of identified conservation opportunities for energy, water use and waste generation. Such analyses include evaluation of cost savings, implementation costs and simple payback periods. Self-generation opportunities are also considered when appropriate. The report is a tool which allows the client to evaluate the impact of each opportunity on productivity improvement.

Approximately two months after the assessment date, the report will be submitted to the client. A fully anonymous version of the report will be submitted to the Center for Advanced Energy Systems at Rutgers University, the organization appointed by the DOE to conduct quality control for the IAC program. Anonymous statistical data of the report will be uploaded into the DOE IAC database which is used for energy related research nationwide.

Below are sample diagrams from an energy analysis, as well as examples of recommendations.


A typical chart detailing the distribution of electrical energy use.

Typical Electricity Distribution Diagram


A typical chart detailing natural gas usage.

Typical Natural Gas Distribution Diagram


 A typical Summary Table of Energy Conservation Opportunities.

Typical Summary Table of Proposed Energy Conservation Opportunities (ECOs)


Energy Conservation Opportunities Typically Considered

Electrical ECOs:

  1. Replace T8 fluorescent lighting with high efficiency LED lighting
  2. Install lighting occupancy sensors
  3. Install daylight sensors
  4. Install bi-level lighting controllers
  5. Install high efficiency motors
  6. Change electrical rate schedules
  7. Replace electrical boilers with natural gas boilers
  8. Application for control of motor operation

Mechanical ECOs:

  1. Repair air leaks
  2. Repair steam leaks
  3. Tune boilers
  4. Install economizers on boilers
  5. Install variable frequency drives for various equipment
  6. Reduce compressed air pressure
  7. Sequence operation of compressors
  8. Replace compressed air applications with blower air
  9. Insulate hot surfaces
  10. Install floating head control in refrigeration systems
  11. Various HVAC-related opportunities

Waste Minimization Opportunities (WMOs)

  1. Compact general waste
  2. Bale and sell cardboard for additional revenue
  3. Install wood scrap chipper
  4. Separate paper and wood from general waste to reduce cost
  5. Recycle pallets

Water Conservation Opportunities (WCOs)

  1. Collect and return condensate to the boiler feedwater tank
  2. Recycle fresh water in various areas

Renewable Generation Opportunities (RGOs)

  1. Install solar PV system
  2. Use digester gas in a cogeneration system