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By Roland Stephen Roland Stephen at 8:01 AM PDT, Mon Apr 25, 2016

The Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) program from the Department of Energy provides energy efficiency assessments to small and medium‐sized manufacturers across the U.S. These assessments are in-depth evaluations of an industrial facility’s major energy-consuming systems, led by engineering faculty from 24 participating universities with the extensive involvement of graduate and undergraduate students. Since 1981 more than 16,000 small and medium sized manufacturers have been served by the program, with the participation of more than 2,000 students.

In 2014, the Advanced Manufacturing...

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