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The Michigan State University IAC (Industrial Assessment Center) is a U.S. Department of Energy-funded center located at MSU. In collaboration with Henry Ford College and Michigan Tech, this Center focuses on improving the energy efficiency and sustainability of small manufacturing and commercial buildings across the state of Michigan.

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded MSU $2.25 million over the next five years for this effort, which will support Michigan’s small and medium-sized manufacturers and commercial buildings. This is part of a national DOE initiative that began in 1976 and now funds 39 IACs across the country.

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Our Mission

With over 6,200 small and medium manufacturers (SMEs) in Michigan, our team aims to conduct at least 20 manufacturing and 10-15 commercial building assessments per year. Students and faculty will be trained on the process of industrial and commercial building energy assessments to be prepared to perform them in small groups. As a result, we are building and expanding a knowledgeable and diverse energy workforce pipeline at MSU/MTU/HFC, which educates and trains college-level students through a structured, hands-on educational program.


Our Scope

The IAC team serves the state of Michigan and surrounding areas. The Center strives to save energy, improve productivity, and reduce waste by providing no-cost technical assessments for small manufacturing and commercial buildings across the state of Michigan while targeting disadvantaged communities. The scope of topics we cover includes:

- Energy and Water Savings
- Smart Manufacturing
- Energy Management
- Cyber Security
- Resilience Planning
- Decarbonization
- Electrification



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Stay updated for the newest developments at our Center - including facility assessment opportunities and open positions for students! As we conduct hand-on training and perform various assessments across Michigan, we hope to promote education related to energy and water savings, smart manufacturing, energy management, cyber security, resilience planning, decarbonization and electrification.

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