Rural Energy Audits are offered by the OSU Energy Efficiency Center (EEC) for small and medium-sized agricultural operations. Student teams led by engineering faculty or graduate students visit Northwest producers and seek ways to increase profits by increasing productivity and reducing energy use and waste. Within 60 days, EESC sends a report to the client with analysis and specific recommendations to improve efficiency. If you are interested in a Rural Energy Audit, contact:

 

Nathan Keeley, OSU EEC Agricultural Operations Manager

Oregon State University
344 Batcheller Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331-2405

Voice: (541) 737-3004
Fax: (541) 737-5035
Email: ruralenergyaudits@engr.orst.edu

An example of a pre-audit letter complete with qualification requirements and necessary information can be viewed here.

In addition to performing energy audits, the EEC is developing a page of energy efficiency resources and references. To view the page, visit: http://eeref.engr.oregonstate.edu/Agricultural/Other_Resources.