The Industrial Assessment Center at Arizona State is a U.S. Department of Energy funded program, which provides free in-depth energy assessments to small to medium manufacturing plants throughout Arizona, southern Nevada and western New Mexico. The IAC at ASU was established in 1990 and ran until 2006. It was re-established in 2016 and has been running since!
Our IAC team focuses on finding ways to save your plant money through energy efficiency and productivity improvements, and waste reduction. Assessments typically take one day, and are led by a faculty member, with supporting staff and trained engineering students from Arizona State.
The U.S. Department of Energy sponsors 31 Industrial Assessment Centers across the United States – each monitoring and helping clients across their general areas. The program was originally founded in 1976 by the Department of Commerce in response to the oil embargo as well as rising energy costs across the nation. It was shifted to the Department of Energy in 1978. The IAC at ASU has been renewed through 2021, alongside the 30 other centers.