About the IAC Program
The Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) is a DOE sponsored program that offers an in-depth energy assessment of a plant site including its facilities, services and manufacturing operations. An IAC team can evaluate energy usage and examine the site for potential savings from:
- Energy efficiency improvements
- Preventing pollution and minimize waste
- Improved productivity
The assessment begins with a university-based IAC team researching the production methods and energy usage of the plant, followed by a site visit in which the team will conduct tests and collect data for use in potential recommendations. The team will then construct a confidential report within 60 days of the site visit. This report will include a detailed analysis of the site visit along with findings and recommendations specific to the site. These recommendations will include related estimates of costs, performance and payback times.
The Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, provide eligible small- and medium-sized manufacturers with energy assessments at no direct cost to the client. Additionally, the IACs serve as a training ground for the next generation of energy engineers.
The CAES Energy Efficiency Research Institute (CEERI) Industrial Assessment Center (CEERI-IAC) supports manufacturers throughout the Intermountain West.