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
127 Assessments
1,056 Recommendations
1.92 Tbtu Energy Saving*
$19.52 million Cost Savings*
85 Students Trained
*Recommended Savings
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Related Papers & Publications

2 Papers / Publications
Wu, D. C. (Allen), Amini, A., Razban, A., and Chen, J, " ARC algorithm: A novel approach to forecast and manage daily electrical maximum demand,", Energy, Volume 154, 1 July 2018, Pages 383-389, 19 April,
Wu, D. (Allen), A., Razban, A. and Chen, J., " Energy Audit Quick Estimator: A User-friendly Mobile Estimator for Energy Auditors,", Proceedings of ECOS 2018, the 31 International Conference on efficiency, optimization, simulation and environmental impact of energy systems, Guimaraes, Portugal,

5 Papers / Publications
Goodman, D., Razban, A., Li, J., and Chen, J., " Identification of Key Parameters Affecting Energy Consumption of an Air Handling Unit.,", Proceedings of the ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2016-66258), 11/2016,
Razban, A., Edalatnoor, A., Goodman, D., and Chen, J., " Energy Optimization of Air Handling Unit Using CO2 Data and Coil Performance.,", Proceedings of the ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2016-66271), 11/2016,
Clinton Shaffer, " Study Proves Potential Energy Savings of AODD Pump Controls.,", Compressed Air Best Practices Magazine,
Goodman, D., " Using Industrial Experiences for Recruitment and Retention.,", 2016 Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration, Proceedings,
Goodman, D. and Durkin, R., " Energy Efficiency Performance of Controllers on Air Operated Double Diaphragm Pumps.,", International Journal of Modern Engineering., Vol. 16 (2), pp. 36-43.,

1 Papers / Publications
Goodman, D. and Durkin, R., " Diaphragm Pump Controller Performance Testing: 20-50% Efficiency Improvement.,", 2015 World Energy Engineering Congress, Proceedings,

1 Papers / Publications
Cambridge, J., Goodman, D., Frazier, S., Nofal, M., and Razban, A., " Compressed Air Efficiency: A Case Study Combining Variable Speed Control with Electronic Inlet Valve Modulation.,", 2013 Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress, Proceedings,
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
"Thank you very much for the reports! We find this very grateful information. Thank you and your team for producing this."
- Source: Ben Wines, Maintenance Manager, 08/13/2018
"$ sales, number of employees and utility bills are higher than IAC limit, however, You audited this company with Rutgers permission."
- Source: 09/22/2018
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Center Director Jie Chen
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
Other Dr. Stanley Chien
Other Connie Justice
Indiana University-Purdue University has trained 85 students
The following students have participated in IAC assessments with Indiana University-Purdue University.
The 25 students (in BOLD) have also been awarded IAC student certificates for exceptional participation.

Ahmed Alnemer
Aaron Kreutzjans
Abdelrahman Elshazly
Abdul Hadi Ayoub
Akira Nakaza
Akram Khatib
Akshay Pukale
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
Ashutosh Salunke
Babak Bahrami
Bin Wang
Brad Zeedyk
Cameron Lancaster
Carlos Rodolfo Cofino
Cody Hayes
Corey Miller
Curtis Syswerda
Daniel Barclay
Daniel Kinn
Darius Mazdai
David Garcia
David Tchiwamba
David Vance
Devin Emery
Ebin Daniel
Elizabeth West
Emily Rosales
Feliciano Bandazi
Glorio Singui
Govinda Kadam
Jacob Rice
James Hurtman
Jason Cambridge
Jayraj Ligade
Jing Li
John Flowers
Jonathan Bell
Juan Giovannone
Juelma Domingos
Jui Gaoli
Kathryn Holland
Kaz Tamura
Ketul Shah
Lilian Nguyen
Malek Nofal
Manish Khandelwal
Marko Saad
Mehdi Momeni
Mike Malguarnera
Morgan Mitchell
Nathan Ip
Neal Trautman
Niraj Vipra
Patrik Jain
Pawan Sutar
Pedro Valladal
Prithviraj Phalke
Reggie Krow
Richard Holcomb
Robert Baker
Rony Cherian
Samantha Nervo
Shane Frazier
Shen Mi Khoo
Sho Murakami
Shrikant Joshi
Soham Oza
Tahir Mahmood
Tejas Amdekar
Tejas Parge
Thomas Schmidt
Vishal Desai
Wassim Mahrouka
Zachary Wozniak

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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