The Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) is a national program sponsored by the Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC) of the Department of Energy (DOE). IACs are located at 37 universities across the country.
The mission of the UNT IAC is to assist small- and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) in North Texas
- increase energy efficiency, maximize productivity, and minimize waste;
- train engineering students with professional skills in these areas;
- help address energy related technology and research challenges; and
- provide outreach and education opportunities to nonparticipating SMMs.
Benefits to Industry
The IAC program nationwide has realized significant savings to qualifying companies. The UNT Center projects annual savings of over $50,000 per year.
The IAC program is a valuable tool for any industrial manufacturing site seeking to stay competitive in today's market. The reports from the energy assessments are independent and not biased by the desire to generate sales or consulting opportunities.
Benefits to Students
One of the primary objectives of the IAC is to train the next generation of energy engineering experts and leaders. Receiving practical training in energy, productivity, and waste assessment tools and techniques, students working at the IAC gain a competitive advantage in the job market. The UNT IAC produces graduates who enjoy high job placement and fulfilling careers in these fields.
For more information on the IAC program, visit the Department of Energy - Industrial Assessment Centers.