“2022 Center of the Year Award” by The US Department of Energy (DOE) was given to the Midwest Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) in the College of Engineering. The Midwest IAC was chosen by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) from among 39 IACs in the United States. This award is in recognition of the IAC’s staff for its outstanding contributions to industrial energy efficiency.
The award was received by the director, Prof. Sanjeev Khanna, at the 2022 Directors’ annual meeting in Denver. Mr. John Smegal, DOE Program manager, presented the award and outlined the accomplishments of the Midwest IAC. Among the accomplishments are unique energy saving recommendations that resulted in high value retrofits leading to significant energy and cost savings to industry in Missouri and Kansas. Furthermore, industrial clients served frequently commended the benefits achieved by their respective manufacturing enterprises.