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IAC Glossary of Terms
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IAC Glossary of Terms
ARC - Assessment Recommendation Codes
A six digit code (x.xxxx.x) representing the specific recommendation made, first digit is the recommendation type, next four digits is the strategy employed and the last digit is the application of the strategy (see ARC List Manual for specific types and strategies).
Assessment
Manufacturer information referenced by a unique number for a particular assessment.
Cost Savings
Dollar amount saved.
IAC - Industrial Assessments Center
Centers located at accredited engineering schools staffed by faculty and students doing energy, waste and productivity audits for small and medium sized manufacturers.
IAC Database
Database containing the technical information about the 13,000 + audits done by all the IACs.
Implementation Code
Client reported implementation status of recommendation: Blank = Not yet reported on, I = Has been implemented, N = will not be implemented, P = Pending, large recommendations not yet done, K = Unable to get status from client.
NAICS
The 'North American industry Classification System', NAICS uses a six digit hierarchical coding system to classify all economic activity into twenty industry sectors. Five sectors are mainly goods-producing sectors and fifteen are entirely services-producing sectors.
Payback
Time (in years) required for a recommendation to pay off, in full, the implementation cost.
Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, and Quaternary
There are up to 4 resource streams of savings tracked: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Quaternary. They each contain a resource code, quantity of resource saved and Dollar savings.
Recommendation
Recommendation information referenced by a unique number containing assessment number + recommendation number.
Resource Code
The type of resource being saved at the facility.
Resource Saved Site
Energy, waste or material savings.
Resource Saved Source
Energy needed to produce the electricity used at the facility.
SIC
The 'Standard Industrial Classification' code that represents the principal product of the manufacturer.