Industrial Committee

2013 Energy Outlook ConferenceASERTTI's Industrial Committee collaborates with policymakers, industry and researchers to encourage the development and commercialization of energy efficient technologies for industrial applications.  Energy efficiency will reduce costs and improve the competitiveness of U.S manufacturing.

Committee Activities

  • On January 23, 2012, ASERTTI's Industrial Committee hosted a webinar presentation by Dr. Leo Christodoulou, Program Manager for the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) at the U.S. Department of Energy. Dr. Christodoulou discussed AMO's agenda for FY2012 and new program initiatives of interest to ASERTTI members.
    • ASERTTI Industrial Committee Webinar
      January 23, 2012 - MOV - 46MB
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  • ASERTTI, the Alliance for Industrial Efficiency and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, in cooperation with the House Manufacturing Caucus, hosted a Congressional Briefing on November 17, 2011, Industrial Efficiency: Economic Development and Energy Savings through State-Federal-Private Collaboration, at the Rayburn House Office Building. Guest speakers included: Larry Boyd, Energy Industries of Ohio; John Cuttica, Energy Resources Center, University of Illinois, Chicago; Daniel S. LeFevers, Executive Director, Washington Operations, Gas Technology Institute; and, Dick Munson, Senior Vice President, Recycled Energy Development.
  • ASERTTI and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) co-sponsored an Industrial Energy Efficiency and Competitiveness Workshop, held October 4-6, 2011, in Cleveland, OH. The workshop addressed constructive policy and market-oriented strategies for driving down costs, reducing emissions and propelling energy efficiency in the industrial sector. In addition to ASERTTI members, participating organizations included: DOE, Ford Motor Company, Great Plains Institute, Midwestern Governors Association, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, University of Dayton, University of Michigan, and World Resources Institute, among others.

2013 Energy Outlook ConferenceCommittee Engagement

  • ASERTTI supports the efforts of the Alliance for Materials Manufacturing Excellence (AMMEX), a coalition of companies and organizations concerned with manufacturing energy efficiency policy issues.  ASERTTI was a signatory to the March 2012 AMMEX memo, Response to the FY2013 Budget Request and Recent Changes at the Advanced Manufacturing Office.
  • ASERTTI signed a support letter urging Congress to extend the successful 1603 Treasury Program that was set to expire on December 31, 2011. The Program, enacted in 2009 and extended in 2010, allows energy developers to receive a federal grant in lieu of taking an existing energy tax incentive they are otherwise entitled to claim - including availability to those investors eligible and seeking to take advantage of the combined heat and power (CHP) Investment Tax Credit.
  • ASERTTI and its members support the Compressed Air Challenge (CAC), co-sponsored by DOE, which is a voluntary collaboration of industrial users; manufacturers, distributors and their associations; consultants; state research and development agencies; and others. The mission of the CAC is to be the leading source of product-neutral compressed air system information and education, enabling end users to improve efficiency and production, leading to increased profits.
  • ASERTTI member organizations, Washington State University-Cooperative Extension Energy Program and the Energy Resources Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago, participate in the SEE Action Industrial Energy Efficiency and CHP Working Group, a joint U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency initiative.

Committee Projects