Student Research Award Winner: 2014
Student Video Contest Winner: 2015

The Boise State University Industrial Assessment Center (BS-IAC) provides free energy, productivity, and waste assessments to small and medium sized industrial facilities through funding provided by the US Department of Energy.

BS-IAC Activity Map
120 Assessments
815 Recommendations
0.88 Tbtu Energy Saving*
$6.68 million Cost Savings*
69 Students Trained
*Recommended Savings
Boise State University also coordinates a Satellite IAC Center at:
University of Idaho
Assessment - Case Studies

BS | Assessment: BS0001
Pepsi Bottler and Boise State IAC Pop the Top on Energy Savings
Pepsi Bottler and Boise State IAC Pop the Top on Energy Savings
Related Papers & Publications

1 Papers / Publications
Luthman, H. and J.F. Gardner, " Parameter Estimation for HVAC System Models from Standard Test Data,", Proceedings of the ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, PHoenix, AZ, November 11-17,

1 Papers / Publications
Dunkel, C., Oliver, R., Xing, T., Hess, H., Beyerlein, S., Shershta, D. and Smith, S., " Collaboration Between Senior Design Students and Campus Facilities Staff in Creating a Viable Cogeneration Design for the Campus Wood-Fired Boiler,", 2015 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, WA,

1 Papers / Publications
Muller, M.R., Gardner, J., Muller, M.B., Shrestha, D., " The Energy-Water Nexus: Implications for Energy Efficiency,", Industrial Energy Technology Conference, New Orleans, LA,
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Center Director John Gardner
Phone # +1 208-426-4053
Fax # +1 208-426-1830
Mailing Address 1910 University Drive
MS 1012
Boise, ID 83725
Assistant Director Dev Shrestha
Assistant Director Krishna Pakala
Other Steve Beyerlein
Other Amy Valenzuela
Boise State University has trained 69 students
The following students have participated in IAC assessments with Boise State University since 2003, when student name tracking began.
The 34 students (in BOLD) have also been awarded IAC student certificates for exceptional participation.

Brita Mjos
Alexa Valladolid
Amy Cox
Andie Zoeller
Andrew Engel
Andrew Lake
Beau Husfloen
Bill Payne
Brad Kinney
Brian Collins
Brian Hanson
Chad Dunkel
Chance Sundquist
Chris Anderson
Chris Katus
Cody McConkey
Cody Swisher
Connor Skibeness
Daniel Cotten
Daniel Flick
David Manthey
Davis Gumbo
Dennis Twitty
Diego Juarez
Gene Staggs
Gillette Zenner
Hannah Luthman
Hari Challa
Ibrahim Ibrahim
Jace Westcott
Jason Kuwada
Jesse Caudle
Jessica Curtis
Joel Aguilera
Joel Hood
Jon Alban
Jorge Rios
Jose Carrasco
Kahlil Williams
Kenneth Boylan
Kevin Kruger
Kody Harrison
Luke Nelson
Michael Armstrong
Nathan Green
Neal Kirkpatrick
Nick Johnston
Petar Dimov
Peter Martin
Ramzi Sarama
Richard Leathers
Robert Davies
Ryan Oliver
Ryan Schwartz
Sagar Shrestha
Sean Dodson
Sean Rosin
Senami Hodonu
Stephanie Johnson
Theo White
Toby Bower
Tom Simenc
Travis Pruitt
Travis Soderquist
Tyler Hamilton
Vignesh Jayaraman Muralidharan
Vincent Schwartz
Will Seegmiller
Zach Fohn

Apply for an IAC Assessment

per year
Specific Eligibility
  • Must be a US Manufacturer
  • Yearly Energy Bills:
    • Greater than $100,000
    • Less than $2,500,000
  • Within 150 miles of an IAC
*For special cases, certain requirements may be waived.

Final client selection is left to the discretion of the individual IAC center.
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