IAC Program History
Industrial Assessment Centers (formerly called the Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Center (EADC) program) were created by the Department of Commerce in 1976 in response to the oil embargo and rising energy costs. It was specifically focused on helping small and medium-sized manufacturing facilities cut back on unnecessary costs from inefficient energy use.
The IAC was moved to the Department of Energy just after the DOE was formed in 1978 and later expanded the scope of the assessments to include evaluations of ineffective production procedures, excess waste production, and other production-related problems.
Currently the IAC program is administered through the Advanced Manufacturing Office under the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the Department of Energy.