Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC)

(Document - 2/12/2018)
Updated March 2019. Federal energy efficiency programs have played a key role in reducing energy use and saving consumers hundreds of billions of dollars a year in energy bills. But, like many other federal efforts, these programs have come under...
(Blog Post - 6/15/2017)
For all the talk that comes out of Washington, DC, about the importance of American manufacturing, the government does strikingly little about it. There is no Department of Manufacturing, for example. Fortunately, the Department of Energy has the...
(Blog Post - 6/17/2016)
Industry has been important to the American economy since the earliest days of our country and the strength of the manufacturing sector is a priority for the US government and members of Congress. In a Senate briefing last week, staff on Capitol...
(Blog Post - 4/28/2016)
The Department of Energy’s 2017 budget request was released back in February, and is now awaiting congressional approval. The request included $261 million for the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), the part of DOE that focuses on energy use in...
(Blog Post - 4/15/2013)
The manufacturing sector is critically important to the U.S. economy, and this is reflected in the Obama administration’s FY 2014 budget request. The $365 million request for industrial energy efficiency through DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (...
(Document - 2/26/2013)
Submission of R. Neal Elliott, Ph.D., P.E., associate director for research at ACEEE, to the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommitee on Energy and Power. The topic of the hearing is "American Energy Security and Innovation: An Assessment...
(Blog Post - 2/26/2013)
Today I have the privilege of testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. My hope is that this is the beginning of a discussion that will lead to federal energy efficiency legislation later this year. Congress has a unique opportunity...
(Blog Post - 4/26/2012)
Supporters of industrial energy efficiency and combined heat & power (CHP) can breathe a sigh of relief, and might be allowed some guarded optimism as a result of the recent FY2013 appropriations mark-up by the House Energy and Water...
(Blog Post - 3/16/2012)
ACEEE and the Alliance for Materials Manufacturing Excellence (AMMEX) remain impressed with the President’s focus on the importance of manufacturing to the American economy. So when the Administration released its budget request for fiscal year 2013...
(Blog Post - 11/29/2011)
The Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC) at the Department of Energy (DOE) have a long history of producing energy and cost savings for small and mid-sized manufacturers (to say nothing of the enormous workforce development benefits). But now with a...