Our Mission

The Industrial Assessment Center is a nationwide program sponsored by the Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office. Our mission is to provide technology, system and productivity based recommendations that increase energy efficiency, reduce waste and provide financial benefits for small and medium sized manufacturers. The overarching goal is to educate and train the next generation of energy and productive capacity experts. The Center conducts energy, waste and productivity assessments through one-day site visits at no cost to the facility.

Boiler room review

Waste Treatment Plant tour

Roof Top Review

On the job

Rocky Mountain IAC Mines

Rocky Mountain IAC Red Rocks

Our Scope

The Rocky Mountain IAC team serves the state of Colorado and surrounding areas. The Center is a collaboration between the Colorado School or Mines and Red Rocks Community College, drawing from both campuses for students to train and faculty and staff to support the mission. The scope of topics we cover includes:

– Energy and Water Savings
– Smart Manufacturing
– Energy Management
– Cyber Security
– Resilience Planning
– Decarbonization
– Electrification

2022 – mid 2023 Accomplishments

  • Completed 21 assessment visits to date
  • Nearly 30 students trained by the RM IAC
  • $80,000 average recommendation savings per assessment
  • 70 Billion BTU in Energy Savings

Amii scans the blueprints

Jack places sensors

Corina boots up the data loggers

Noah inspects windows


The Rocky Mountain Industrial Assessment Center aims to complete 10 Commercial & 20 Manufacturing Assessments in 2023.  We will provide over 20 hours worth of training and help interested students obtain energy certifications.