Confidentiality

We understand that your data is important and that you want us to exercise care in its use.

The data are used to prepare your individual assessment report. Your company’s name and address do not appear in the report other than on the cover. Upon completion of the report, it will be sent to you. The report will not be sent to the US Department of Energy, US Environmental Protection Agency, Occupational Safety & Health Administration, or any other regulatory body. Additionally, it will not be released to vendors, utilities, or anyone outside of the Industrial Assessment Center program without your permission. However, to insure continued high quality, all of our reports are reviewed by an organization at Rutgers University that manages NIAC for the US Department of Energy.

We may be asked by the US Department of Energy to supply a list of plant names and addresses for plants that we have served in order to make public a list of program participants. The list will not associate plant names with report numbers such as plant production, operations, and cost data.

Some data from the report are entered into a national database available for public assess on the internet at https://iac.university/. This data relates to each recommendation. This database is a valuable tool for manufacturers and researchers who want to know the savings from various types of projects. The data entered into the national database that is publicly available does not include identifiers such as plant name, address, and overall production data.

As part of the data submission process, we are required to produce and submit a half-page summary of the results of your facility’s assessment. The document rarely includes specific data and is intended for a non-technical audience. This document is designed to be used as publicity material for the IAC. While the submission is required, the document will not be circulated without your specific approval.

Our work in your plant may be a good subject for a future case study. However, such a case study will be subject to your review and approval. We may call you a few months after your assessment is complete to ask about project implementation. Other follow-up initiatives may include the distribution of a short survey.