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

IP-IAC Activity Map
67 Assessments
733 Recommendations
1.39 Tbtu Energy Saving*
$13.56 million Cost Savings*
55 Students Trained
*Recommended Savings
Noteworthy Feedback
"Your team did an outstanding / professional assessment at PHD in which we have implemented a number of the recommendations and achieved significant savings"
- Source: David French, Vice President of Operations, PHD Inc., 02/11/2014
"Thank you for the comprehensive energy audit you and your students performed at Jeco Plastic Products. I was very impressed with the research, the professional presentation and the thoughtful recommendations. 1. Research. The accumulation of energy data and the energy characteristics of the equipment was complete and accurate. Often such basic research is incomplete, which in turn results in false conclusions. 2. Presentation. Your students handled themselves in a professional manner, asked relevant questions and prepared an excellent report. The conclusions were in the beginning with relevant data and computations which supported the recommendations. The format was excellent. 3. Recommendations. The recommendations were sound, and the payback calculations allow us to prioritize the alternatives. Even those recommendations which you qualified as impractical (such as the air curtains) were imaginative and have merit. This is an excellent example of the kind of support the university system in Indiana provides manufacturers, and represents the partnership of business and academia which few other states can duplicate. Thank you for your assistance in this vital area of energy efficiency. "
- Source: Craig Carson, CEO, Jeco Plastic Products, 08/15/2014
"Thank you. It appears that your team conducted a very thorough assessment and came up with some excellent energy saving opportunities. "
- Source: 05/02/2013
"We were thrilled with not only the speed, efficiency and professionalism that was exhibited by this department, but the in depth report we received at the end. We have made recommendations to other businesses and will continue to do so. We are working on all the suggestions now."
- Source: Mary Gordon, Plant Manager, Electro-Spec, 09/08/2014
"Thanks for the report. We are extremely interested in AR#4. We know that we have much more boiler capacity than we need for our current operation, and we have often wondered how much that was costing us. "
- Source: 05/19/2014
"I spoke with Marty last week and he said all were very impressed with the students and their questions. He used words like “amazing, very impressive, highly intellectual” to describe the IAC group. He mentioned the owners were so captivated, they were considering recruiting some of your students!"
- Source: Mike, Key Account Manager, 07/06/2015
"I believe the assessment report is well done and has valid ARs. Thank you for your hard work. "
- Source: R. Campbell, 11/20/2015
"Thank you very much for your efforts. I did a quick review and the information is very valuable. We will let you know what we decide to do on each item. Much appreciated to you and your team!! "
- Source: Ed, Director – Supply Chain Management, 04/07/2016
"I’ve read through the report, and it looks pretty good. Thanks for all your hard work & time!"
- Source: Darren, 12/21/2016
Contact Center Website
Center Director Jie Chen
Email jchen3@iupui.edu
Phone # +1 317-274-5918
Fax # +1 317-274-9744
Mailing Address 723 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Assistant Director David Goodman
Assistant Director Ali Razban
Indiana University-Purdue University has trained 55 students
The following students have participated in IAC assessments with Indiana University-Purdue University since 2003, when student name tracking began.
The 21 students (in BOLD) have also been awarded IAC student certificates for exceptional participation.

Ahmed Alnemer
Aaron Kreutzjans
Abdelrahman Elshazly
Abdul Hadi Ayoub
Akram Khatib
Al Mahdi Elaiyan
Alexander Gieryn
Ali Tarraf
Allen Wu
Amber N Clark
Ameya Sharma
Amin Amini
Amruth Bhargav
Andres Maynez
Anisha Rajbhandari
Arash Edalatnoor
Aryan Asgharifard
Brad Zeedyk
Cameron Lancaster
Da-Chun Wu
Daniel Barclay
Daniel Kinn
Darius Mazdai
David Vance
Govinda Kadam
Jacob Rice
James Hurtman
Jason Cambridge
Jing Li
John Flowers
Jonathan Bell
Jui Gaoli
Kaz Tamura
Ketul Shah
Malek Nofal
Manish Khandelwal
Marko Saad
Mike Malguarnera
Nathan Ip
Niraj Vipra
Patrik Jain
Prithviraj Phalke
Reggie Krow
Richard Holcomb
Robert Baker
Rony Cherian
Samantha Nervo
Shane Frazier
Sho Murakami
Soham Oza
Tahir Mahmood
Tejas Amdekar
Tejas Parge
Wassim Mahrouka
Zachary Wozniak

Apply for an IAC Assessment

$
per year
Specific Eligibility
Requirements*:
  • 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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