The Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) is a federally sponsored industrial energy efficiency program operating within the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (CEERE) at the University of Massachusetts. The Office of Industrial Technology under the US DOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy funds the IAC program. Assistance is offered to small and medium-sized companies in the New York and New England area with gross annual sales of less than $100 million, not more than 500 employees, no in-house energy expert and energy costs totaling at least $100,000 but no more than $2.5 million per year. IAC clients must be manufacturing plants in Standard Industrial Codes 20-39. Information received and recommendations made as a result of the assessment remain strictly confidential. Assessments are performed entirely at the expense of the US Department of Energy. This program has been in existence for over twenty-one years and is nationally recognized for its economic assistance to small and medium-sized industrial manufacturers. The IAC have been instrumental in assisting companies in conserving energy, reducing pollution, increasing productivity, and lowering operating costs. 600 plants having annual gross sales totaling over $9.1 billion, with more than 65,000 employees and 36 million square feet of building space have been visited since 1984. Annual energy use at these plants exceeds the equivalent of 3.9 million barrels of oil at a cost of over $155 million. Over 2200 Assessment Recommendation measures (ARs) have been identified with an average annual recommended cost savings of $56,000 per year and an average simple payback of 1 year. In 2011 average annual savings from recommendations were $142,000.

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