180 miles of College Station.
Must be a manufacturing facility within 180 miles of College Station with an SIC code between 20 and 39 (excluding: oil and gas production, farming and ranching).
Supply Energy Data.
You must be willing to supply certain data about energy use (copies of electric and natural gas bills for 12 months), number of employees, annual production, gross annual sales, and other items.
Plant by Plant Basis.
A plant must be eligible on a plant-by-plant basis. A plant owned by a large company owning many plants is eligible if the individual plant meets the established criteria.
- Gross annual sales below $100M
- Fewer than 500 employees at the plant site.
- Annual utility bills between $100K and $2.5M.
- No in-house professional staff to perform the assessment.
What can I expect from Texas A&M University?
Two months after our team visits your plant you will get a technical report with recommended projects including conceptual information or designs to achieve savings, as well as an estimated implementation cost and pay back information.
Meet Our Team
We are one of 31 centers funded by U.S. Department of Energy to conduct free assessments for mid-sized industries. A team of professional staff and trained students conduct assessments to identify potential cost savings from energy efficiency improvements, waste minimization and pollution prevention, and productivity improvementStudents and staff visit the facility for a single day and compile a report of potential cost-saving measures for the facility. These assessments have helped mid-sized industries stay competitive through reduction of costs. The IAC at Texas A&M University has completed over 810 assessments in 30 years of service to the community.
Sponsors, Partners and Friends
Energy Systems Laboratory · Energy Institute · Texas Engineering Extension Service · Texas Water Resource Institute · Texas A&M Utilities and Energy Services · TAMU Chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers · Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) · Texas Industries of the Future · Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC) · South Central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER) · Houston Advanced Research Corporation (HARC) · Waller County Economic Development Partnership · Goodman/Daikin · TXU Energy · Ingersoll-Rand · Energy by 5 · McKinstry · Spirax Sarco · Rapid Power Management · CLEAResult · ICF · Siemens
Awards and Recognition
2020 7th Annual Award for Excellence in Applied Engineering EnergyAwarded by the US Department of Energy- Advanced Manufacturing Office. Awarded to Rafael Dugarte and Dr. Bryan Rasmussen for their proposal, “Peak Electrical Demand Reduction in Fluid Distribution Systems through Load-shifting using Model Predictive Control.”
2020 AEE Foundation ScholarshipThree of the students in our program (Taeksoo Kim, Kushan Abeyawardhane, and Saurabh Nagesh Shekhadar) were awarded the prestigious Association of Energy Engineers Foundation Scholarship from the Lone Star Chapter.
The foundation awarded 28 scholarships to students across the country to encourage qualified practitioners in energy engineering and management.
Connect with us
Request an Assessment.
Physical Address - Energy Systems Laboratory
7607 Eastmark Dr.
College Station, TX 77840
Industrial Assessment Center attn: Dr. B. Rasmussen
Texas A&M University 3123 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3123