Description of Data Confidentiality and Disclosure

We know that your data is important and you want us to exercise care in its use, so we want to explain how we may use it.

The data are used to prepare your individual assessment report. Your company’s name and address do not appear in the report. Upon completion, the report will be sent to you. The report will not be sent to the Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Occupational Safety & Health Administration or any regulatory body. In addition, it will not be released to vendors, utilities or anyone else outside of the Industrial Assessment Center program. However, to ensure continued high quality, all of our reports are reviewed by an organization that manages this program for the United States Department of Energy.

Some data from the report are entered into a national database available for public access on the Internet at http://iac.rutgers.edu/database. This database is a valuable tool for manufacturers and researchers who want to know the savings of various types of projects.

The data entered into the national database that are available for public access include the following:

  • Assessment center performing the assessment (University of Dayton)
  • State where plant is located
  • Assessment date
  • Plant SIC, principal product, floor area and employees
  • Annual sales, volume, production hours and energy cost
  • Name, type, estimated annual resource savings, annual cost savings, implementation cost, simple payback and implementation status of each savings recommendation.

Our work in your plant may be a good subject for a future case study; however, such a case study will be subject to your review and approval. We may be asked to supply a list of plant names and addresses for plants we have served to the Department of Energy in order to make public a list of program participants. The list will not associate plant names with report numbers or other plant production, operation, or cost data. In addition, we may call you after a few months to ask about project implementation, and other follow-up may include a survey.


Industrial Assessment Center, Dr. J. Kelly Kissock, Director

Kettering Laboratories 361-B 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0238