Strategic Energy and Environmental Informatics

University of Dayton

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University of Dayton
 

The University of Dayton's emerging Center of Excellence in Strategic Energy & Environmental Informatics builds upon two distinguished hubs on its campus. The first hub, the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC), is funded by the University's Department of Energy and is one of a unique set of programs in the nation to continuously receive funding throughout its 30-year existence. Most notably, the Center was the top-ranked center in 2003, the first year that the U.S. Department of Energy established rankings, and has been consistently ranked in the top ten since.

The second hub is the University's award winning Air and Water Research Program. This program also boasts more than 30 years of continuous growth and achievement. Academically, the University offers one of only two Master of Renewable and Clean Energy Programs in the United States.

Driving Economic Advancement

The Industrial Assessment Center, combined with the Air and Water Research Program, provides the research and academic strengths that enable the University to be responsive to the increasingly critical areas of research in energy efficiency, environmental impact and carbon emissions. The IAC has specifically saved Ohio industry an estimated $500 million over the past 15 years.

Benchmarks

  • The Center was the top-ranked center in 2003, the first year that the U.S. Department of Energy established rankings, and has been consistently ranked in the top 10 since.

Goals

  1. Establish a sustainable research emphasis on carbon emission, analysis and tracking
  2. Successfully demonstrate first generation large scale (large installation to small city) energy efficiency and carbon emissions assessment tools
  3. Develop substantial and sustained relationships with major energy utilities in Ohio and throughout the U.S.

Metrics

  1. Number of peer reviewed publications
  2. Annual research expenditures
  3. Number of utilities supporting research
  4. Cumulative energy savings for Ohio based businesses and residents