Assessment Process

The Energy and Waste Assessment Process

Client Eligibility

To qualify for an assessment by Midwest IAC at the University of Missouri (MU), facilities must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a manufacturer or wastewater treatment facility (note: a manufacturer must have a SIC code between 2001 – 3999)
  • Have yearly energy bills between $100,000 and $3.5 million
  • Gross annual sales below $100 million
  • Be located within approximately 150 radial miles of Columbia, MO. (note: we also conduct energy assessments in Kansas state, central and southern Illinois, Southern Iowa)
  • No professional in-house staff to perform the assessment

Manufacturing facilities may also qualify for Midwest IAC services under exception to the above criteria. Please contact us if you have questions about the eligibility of your facility.

Confidentiality of Assessment

We take great care to keep all data and analysis confidential to the maximum extent possible. Data is not shared with any organization or agency except the US Department of Energy, the program sponsor. This is necessary as DOE field managers review the report to ensure continued high quality of the reporting. The DOE also maintain the data in an aggregated form in a national database that is available to the public.

Apply for Energy Assessment

Contact the Assessment Center Director, Sanjeev Khanna via email at or by phone at 573-884-9109, with the following information:

  • Company name:
  • Company address:
  • Contact name:
  • Contact email:
  • Contact phone number:
  • SIC/NAICS codes:
  • Yearly energy costs ($)*:
    *include electric, gas and fuels
Pre-Assessment Process

Client Contact and Possible Pre-Assessment Visit

After a potential client expresses interest in receiving Midwest IAC services, the IAC director will ensure that:

  • The client is eligible for an assessment
  • The client becomes familiar with the assessment objectives and procedure
  • On occasions the IAC director may visit the client before the assessment visit

Collection of Pre-Assessment Data

Before conducting an assessment, Midwest IAC needs the client’s utility bills (electric, natural gas, other fuels, water including sewage if applicable) from the past year (12 consecutive months) and a filled-out pre-audit form.

Pre-assessment data should be made available to Midwest IAC preferably two weeks before the assessment.

Phone Interview and Scheduling of Assessment

The IAC director will arrange with the client the assessment date and time. Prior to the onsite visit, the center director will conduct a brief phone interview, if needed, to compile additional background information.