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What Is the Compressed Air Challenge?

If you keep up with industry news, you’ll no doubt have heard of the Compressed Air Challenge.

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Today we’re going to discuss what the Compressed Air Challenge is, the movements vision and mission & how you can get involved.

What is the Compressed Air Challenge?

The Compressed Air Challenge, also known as CAC, exists to help you reap the benefits of improved performance of your compressed air system. CAC is a voluntary collaboration that consists of the following:

- Industrial end users: Manufacturers, distributors and their associations

- Consultants: State research and development agencies

- Energy efficiency organisations

The Mission of the Compressed Air Challenge

The mission of the Compressed Air Challenge is to promote both energy and operational efficiency in compressed air systems. It happens through information and training, leading end users to adopting efficient practices and technologies. All of this while leveraging collaborative cooperation among key stakeholders.

The Vision of the Compressed Air Challenge

Becoming the global leader in developing and disseminating innovative product-neutral information and educational materials is the vision of this movement. They hope to help industries generate and use compressed air at maximum sustainable efficiency.

Who is on the board of directors of the Compressed Air Challenge?

Below you’ll find the board of directors of the Compressed Air Challenge. 12 of these members are representatives of sponsor companies and one represents the end-user.

- Secretary: Frank Moskowitz from Atlas Copco Compressors, LLC

- President: Steve Briscoe from ELGi USA

- Treasurer: Dan Ryan from Compressed Air & Gas Institute

- Vice President: Jan Hoetzel from CS-Instruments

- Greg Baker from Efficiency Vermont

- Scott Folsom from FS-Curtis

- John Nicol from Leidos, Inc.

- Joe Ghislain is the end-user representative

- Dan Keating from National Grid USA

- Geoff Wickes from Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

- Brit Thielemann from Sullair, LLC

- Clay Hoover from Tennessee Valley Authority

- Ethan Rogers from U.S Department of Energy

How Can I Get Involved?

There are many ways to get involved with CAC, the most popular of which is by hosting or co-hosting a CAC training workshop. For more information on CAC and how to get involved you can visit their website at or contact them on

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