U.S. Department of Energy – Industrial Assessment Centers
The Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) Program advances a clean energy and manufacturing workforce that represents the diversity of America, and a reinvigorated manufacturing base.
Teams located at 37 universities conduct energy assessments of small and medium-sized manufacturers to identify opportunities to improve productivity and competitiveness, reduce waste, and save energy. IACs typically identify more than $130,000 in potential annual savings opportunities for every manufacturer assessed, nearly $50,000 of which is implemented during the first year following the assessment. Over 20,000 IAC assessments have been conducted.
Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the IAC Program is growing, including:
• Five new Regional Centers of Excellence to amplify the impact nationally.
• New IACs at community colleges, trade schools, and union training programs to expand access to energy and manufacturing-related career pathways.
• Grants to enhance implementation.