The Southern New England Industrial Assessment Center, based at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, is a U.S. Department of Energy funded initiative to offer free and comprehensive energy audits to eligible small-to-medium manufacturers. The IAC program is administered through the Advanced Manufacturing Office, under the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the DOE.
Our mission is to provide energy audit and consulting services to small-to-medium enterprises, train students in improving industrial energy efficiency, and provide outreach and education opportunities to nonparticipating manufacturers in the CT/RI/NYC/Long Island area. For our full mission statement, please see this page.
We gather information about your plant, like layout, SIC/NAICS code, and process description. We also need information regarding production levels, revenue, etc. Finally, we request one year of past utility bills and a list of major energy-consuming equipment to assist in the pre-assessment analysis.
Ensuring Key Plant Personnel Involvement
This step involves coordinating with key plant personnel, like the plant manager, energy manager, any environmental personnel, and maintenance personnel and ensuring their involvement in the process and assessment.
We analyze your manufacturing process and the data you have provided. We chart and graph utility bills and analyze them for trends and errors, identify key energy systems, review design documentation, and identify possible energy saving recommendations using the IAC database, all in preparation for the on-site assessment.
The on-site assessment will consist of the following:
- Description of manufacturing process
- Plant Tour
- Meeting room debrief
- Reviewing notes
- Refining list of potential opportunities to investigate
- Data Gathering: measuring, monitoring, and diagnostics
- Exit Interview
Post Assessment Activities
The post-assessment will consist of the following:
- Conduct engineering and financial analysis
- Develop first order estimates of implementation costs
- Deliver report to you
- Contents of an IAC Report
- Executive Summary including summary of Recommendations
- Plant and process description
- Charts, tables, and outline of energy consuming equipment
- Best practices and description of recommendations
- We call you two weeks later to ensure delivery and answer questions
- Survey implementation results in 6 to 9 months
- Upload data to IAC database
- Inquire about any potential for Case Study of project
Interested in an Assessment?
A Presentation about SNE-IAC
- Must be a US Manufacturer
- Yearly Energy Bills:
- Greater than $100,000
- Less than $3,500,000
- Within 150 miles of UConn (Storrs, CT)
See Eligibility Requirements under Request An Assessment for more information