The US Department of Energy (DOE) recently funded the Nebraska Industrial Assessment Center (NIAC) to have a team of university-based faculty and student engineers that provide no-cost energy, productivity,and waste assessments for small and medium sized US manufacturers nationwide. The NIAC is completing the required training and will start providing one-day assessments in early 2017.
After the site visit, the NIAC will prepare a comprehensive report providing specific details on all cost-saving opportunities identified during the assessment, including applicable rebates and incentives.
Assessments performed by IAC teams at other Universities 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 16,000 IAC assessments have been conducted.