Midwest IAC earns Department of Energy 2022 Center of the Year Award

August 19, 2022

Two men with award

John Smegal presents the 2022 Center of the Year Award to Sanjeev Khanna, director of Midwest IAC.

The Midwest Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) at Mizzou Engineering was honored with the 2022 Center of the Year Award by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Professor and Midwest IAC Director Sanjeev Khanna accepted the award at the DOE Directors’ annual meeting in Denver this summer. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy chose the center from among 39 IACs in the United States.

“This recognition is a testimony to the impact the Midwest IAC is having on our regions manufacturing sector by making it more energy efficient and reducing any adverse effects on the environment, while improving their financial bottom-line and training energy savvy engineers,” Khanna said. “The 2022 Best Center of the Year award is a great encouragement to the students and staff at the center, and we look forward to expanding our services.”

The Midwest IAC provides manufacturers with free energy assessments. The IAC aims to help companies cut down on energy consumption, carbon dioxide emissions and realize significant cost savings. To date, that work has resulted in more than $102 million in energy cost savings. More than 300 manufacturing companies in Missouri and Kansas have benefited from IAC energy assessments, and more than 80 students have graduated from the program.

Learn more about the Midwest IAC.