U.S. Department of Energy
Energy Efficiency Engineer
January 2015 — Present
Conducting industrial assessments and energy audits on manufacturing facilities. An industrial assessment is, quite simply, an in-depth assessment of a plant site; its facilities, services and manufacturing operations. This term is used to refer to a process that involves a thorough examination of potential savings from:
• Energy efficiency improvements,
• Waste minimization and pollution prevention, and
• Productivity improvement.
The assessment begins with conducting a survey of the eligible plant, followed by a one or two-day site visit, taking engineering measurements as a basis for assessment recommendations. Then perform a detailed analysis for specific recommendations with related estimates of costs, performance and payback times.
Within 60 days, a confidential report, detailing the analysis, findings and recommendations is sent to the plant. In two to six months, follow-up phone calls are placed to the plant manager to verify recommendations that will be implemented.