About one year following the assessment, the client is contacted with survey questions by phone and/or e-mail to determine the extent to which the recommendations have been implemented. Any recommendation which the plant intends to implement within two years following the final assessment report date is considered. NIAC staff will also ask questions to understand how well the content of the report has met the needs of the client. In addition, any use of the recommendations by sister plants or other business contacts will be noted for their benefits to overall energy savings.
- Past assessment follow-up surveys show that about 50% of all recommendations are implemented successfully at the plants visited by the NIAC team.