The OSU Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) is funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE) through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy via the Advanced Manufacturing Office.
Since 1982, the Industrial Assessment Centers have helped American manufacturers save energy, reduce costs, and increase productivity during an era of energy supply volatility and rising prices.
OSU IAC is home to one of the oldest and most successful industrial energy-efficiency offices in the nation. OSU IAC has been continuously operational since 1982. Particularly, the OSU IAC is first IAC to reach the 1000th assessment milestone (December 2018) among the 28 IACs nationwide. Read the full story here. This is also one of the research projects that are consecutively funded every 5-years since 1982. Overall, the IAC program has achieved over $4.5 billion of implemented energy cost savings since its inception. Particularly, the OSU IAC program contributed $308.2 million or 30.28 Tbtu of implemented energy cost savings since 1982. [Ref – DOE IAC Database]