Wednesday November 15, 2006

Governor's Award for Excellence

Ohio Governor Bob Taft honored the University of Dayton's Industrial Assessment Center with an Award for Excellence in Energy at a luncheon today, Nov. 15, in Columbus.

Ohio Governor Bob Taft honored the University of Dayton's Industrial Assessment Center with an Award for Excellence in Energy at a luncheon today, Nov. 15, in Columbus.

The governor's award honors people or businesses that have improved Ohio's economic competitiveness and environment through the effective, efficient and innovative use of energy.

UD's Industrial Assessment Center in the School of Engineering provides free energy, waste and productivity assessments for regional industries. Students, led by faculty members Kelly Kissock and Becky Blust, have performed more than 750 assessments in the last 25 years. Clients report saving about $100,000 per year.

To qualify for a free assessment, a company must meet a specific industry profile, have annual energy bills between $100,000 and $2 million, and either gross annual sales below $100 million or have fewer than 500 employees.

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded UD's Industrial Assessment Center its 2003 Center of Excellence Award.

The University's prowess in fuel cell and energy-saving technologies should not come as a surprise. UltraCell Corp., of Livermore, Calif., recently announced plans to invest $74 million in a Dayton-area plant and partner with the University.

For more information, contact Shawn Robinson, associate director of media relations, at 937-229-3391 or srobinson@udayton.edu.