Industrial Assessment Centers
University of Connecticut IAC
Sponsored by:
DOE MESC
University of Connecticut IAC
Center Established 2021
University of Connecticut
Director Liang Zhang
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University of Connecticut
Implementation Grant Funding Opportunity Open
IMPORTANT: The grant program operates on a rolling basis and applications may be submitted at any time, with quarterly reviews.
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Implementation Grant Funding Opportunity Open
Qualifying* small and medium-sized US manufacturers, that received IAC or Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership assessments between 2018 and 2024, can now apply for grants for implementation of assessment recommendations up 50% of qualifying* project costs with a maximum of $300,000 per manufacturer.
IMPORTANT: The grant program now operates on a rolling basis and applications may be submitted at any time through the year, with quarterly reviews.
*See Full Grant Solicitation for full qualification and selection details.

The University of Connecticut Industrial Assessment Center (UC-IAC) provides free energy, productivity, and waste assessments to small and medium-sized industrial facilities through funding provided by the US Department of Energy.

27 Assessments
261 Recommendations
0.50 Tbtu Energy Saving*
$6.66 million Cost Savings*
19 Students Trained
*Recommended Savings
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Noteworthy Feedback
"We greatly appreciate all of the time (and patience) you have spent on our behalf. My team had high praise at the level of depth your team had taken during the walkaround."
- Source: 08/23/2023
"We appreciate the IAC team for the assessment work and the recommendations, many of which we have already started implementing in the facility."
- Source: 06/23/2023
"The team did an excellent job with the site audit and report. It was beneficial in understanding where we have opportunities for improvement. The IAC was also very supportive and notified me that the DOE had a grant application where we could apply for potential funding to fulfill some of their reco..." more
- Source: Facility EHS Specialist, 08/14/2023
Noteworthy Feedback
"We greatly appreciate all of the time (and patience) you have spent on our behalf. My team had high praise at the level of depth your team had taken during the walkaround."
- Source: 08/23/2023
"We appreciate the IAC team for the assessment work and the recommendations, many of which we have already started implementing in the facility."
- Source: 06/23/2023
"The team did an excellent job with the site audit and report. It was beneficial in understanding where we have opportunities for improvement. The IAC was also very supportive and notified me that the DOE had a grant application where we could apply for potential funding to fulfill some of their recommendations, which I greatly appreciate."
- Source: Facility EHS Specialist, 08/14/2023
"The team that came here from UConn was very professional and knowledgeable."
- Source: CFO, 07/31/2023
Contact Center Center Website
Center Director Liang Zhang
Email engr-iac@uconn.edu
Phone # +18604864462
Mailing Address 371 Fairfield Way Unit 4157
Storrs, CT 06269
Other Baikun Li
Assistant Director Ravi Gorthala
Other Shruthi Nagaraj
Other Ugur Pasaogullari
University of Connecticut has trained 19 students
The following students have participated in IAC assessments with University of Connecticut since 2022.
The 6 students (in BOLD) have also been awarded IAC student certificates for exceptional participation.

Amogh Garuda Dwajan
Celia Chacko
Chenyu Song
Colby Hoffman
Corey Lauer
Dinghui Peng
Esma Sahin
Ilma Khan
Ishrat Rashid
Jiachen Tu
Jiaming Gu
Khaled Djebbari Sr.
Kristen Schadtle
Mia Langston
Nicholas Bailey
Nicholas Satta
Prathamesh Patil
Tianyu Zhu
Yishu Bai