The Compressed Air Challenge is a voluntary collaboration of industrial users; manufacturers, distributors and their associations; consultants; state research and development agencies; energy efficiency organizations; and utilities. This group has one purpose in mind — helping you enjoy the benefits of improved performance of your compressed air system.

Mission: Promote energy and operational efficiency in compressed air systems for industry through information and training, leading end users to adopt efficient practices and technologies while leveraging collaborative cooperation among key stakeholders.

Vision: Be the global leader in developing and disseminating innovative product-neutral information and educational materials to help industries generate and use compressed air at maximum sustainable efficiency.

The CAC Board of Directors includes one representative from each of the sponsor organizations and an end-user representative.

2016 Board of Directors

  • Airleader, Jan Hoetzel
  • BC Hydro, Steve Quon
  • CLEAResult, Jim Coulter
  • Compressed Air & Gas Institute, Dan Ryan
  • Efficiency Vermont, Matt Dooley
  • End-user Representative, Joe Ghislain
  • Independent Compressor Partners, Inc., Steve Briscoe
  • Iowa Energy Center, Bill Haman
  • Manitoba Hydro, Myles Boonstra
  • National Grid USA, Ram Kondapi
  • Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, Geoff Wickes
  • NYSERDA, Wendy MacPherson
  • Pacific Gas & Electric, Siva Sethuraman
  • Sullair, LLC, Stefan Brosick
  • Tennessee Valley Authority, Jeromy Cotten
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Sandy Glatt

How to Host a CAC Training

If you are interested in hosting a training, please complete a training authorization form and submit it to CAC to get started. Please see the online hosting kit and guidelines for hosting a Compressed Air Challenge for a step-by-step guide.

Upcoming CAC Training

Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems
August 22, 2017 - Jonesboro, AR

Advanced Management of Compressed Air Systems
August 23-24, 2017 - Little Rock, AR

Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems
August 29, 2017 - Wilmington, OH

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A compressor running at part-load is generally less efficient than when it is running at full-load.

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