MSU-IAC provides free energy, productivity, and waste assessments to small-and-medium sized industrial facilities and commercial buildings through funding provided by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains.
The IAC program sponsors 37 university centers across the U.S. Since the IAC program’s creation in 1976, assessments have been conducted at over 20,000 manufacturing facilities. In addition to energy and waste assessments, cybersecurity, smart manufacturing, and prognostics and health management (PHM) activities are now apart of the MSU-IAC assessment scope. Mississippi State University hosted its first IAC center from 1994-2011 and is currently contracted to serve as an IAC, in corroboration with Jackson State University (JSU) and East Mississippi Community College (EMCC), for the next five years.