Kaskaskia College and IMEC to Host Energy Efficiency Workshop

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Manufacturing Improvement Workshop Focused on Energy Reduction and Enhanced Productivity

On March 21st, the Department of Technology and the Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy of Northern Illinois University will be presenting a free, one-day workshop for small and medium size manufacturers at the Kaskaskia College Lifelong Learning Center from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Dr. Kevin B. Martin, Assistant Professor will lead the workshop and focus on assisting participants with identifying and implementing ways to reduce energy use, boost productivity, and achieve measurable energy savings.

The energy efficiency training will include best practices for energy efficiency in lighting, motors and drives, boilers, fans and pumps, and air compressors. In addition, participants will learn to prioritize and implement energy saving opportunities, identify financial incentives, and develop an energy efficiency culture. Also discussed at the workshop will be examples of appropriate uses of energy audit instruments and the utilization of renewable energy in cost effective areas.

Participation for the free workshop will be limited to 20 companies, so interested parties are encouraged to register early. To register, please contact Art Borum, Kaskaskia College Business Services Representative at 618-545-3401 or aborum(at)kaskaskia(dot)com. Remember space is limited so call today. Funding for this workshop was provided in partnership with the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC).

About IMEC

IMEC was established in 1996 with the goal of improving the productivity and competitiveness of Illinois’ small and mid-sized manufacturing firms. A non-profit economic development organization, IMEC is funded in part by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and through fees paid by Illinois manufacturers for IMEC’s services. IMEC has 11 offices statewide and 40 full-time manufacturing improvement specialists.

About NIU Department of Technology

The Department of Technology is unique in the area of technical education. Our goal is to develop applied engineering and technical management skills in our students so that they excel in industry after graduation. This is accomplished with a mix of fundamental applied engineering knowledge, understanding of the applications and the tools needed in today’s industry, and an understanding of basic and advanced theory.

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