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Indiana University-Purdue University IAC
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Indiana University-Purdue University IAC
Center Established 2012
Indiana University-Purdue University
Director Jie Chen
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IAC Center of Excellence: 2019

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.

138 Assessments
1,127 Recommendations
1.98 Tbtu Energy Saving*
$20.02 million Cost Savings*
91 Students Trained
*Recommended Savings
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Related Papers & Publications
Momeni, M. , Wu, D., Razban, A. and Chen, J, " Data-driven Demand Control Ventilation Using Machine Learning CO2 Occupancy Detection Method,", Proceeding of ECOS 2020, the 33 International Conference on efficiency, optimization, simulation and environmental impact of energy systems, pp. 2047-2058, June 29-July 3, 2020, Osaka, Japan, June 2020,
Dalvi, A., Razban, A., El-Mounyari, H., El-Mekkawy, T. and Promyoo, R., " Integrated System Model of District Cooling for Energy Consumption Optimization,", Proceeding of ECOS 2020, the 33 International Conference on efficiency, optimization, simulation and environmental impact of energy systems,, pp. 1709-1719, June 29-July 3, 2020, Osaka, Japan, June 2020,
Razban, A., Khatib, A., Goodman, D., Chen, J, " Mechanical modeling of air handling unit subsystem in a commercial building,", Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, Vol. 11 (2019) 231-238, 2019, | doi:doi.org/10.1016/j.tsep.2019.03.019
Noteworthy Feedback
"We realized an immediate impact on our bottom line as a direct result of the energy audit"
- Source: Rick Walton, Manager, J&L Tool and Machine, Inc., 06/25/2020
"$ sales, number of employees and utility bills are higher than IAC limit, however, You audited this company with Rutgers permission."
- Source: 09/22/2018
"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
Related Papers & Publications
2020
2 Papers / Publications
Momeni, M. , Wu, D., Razban, A. and Chen, J, " Data-driven Demand Control Ventilation Using Machine Learning CO2 Occupancy Detection Method,", Proceeding of ECOS 2020, the 33 International Conference on efficiency, optimization, simulation and environmental impact of energy systems, pp. 2047-2058, June 29-July 3, 2020, Osaka, Japan, June 2020,
Dalvi, A., Razban, A., El-Mounyari, H., El-Mekkawy, T. and Promyoo, R., " Integrated System Model of District Cooling for Energy Consumption Optimization,", Proceeding of ECOS 2020, the 33 International Conference on efficiency, optimization, simulation and environmental impact of energy systems,, pp. 1709-1719, June 29-July 3, 2020, Osaka, Japan, June 2020,
2019
6 Papers / Publications
Razban, A., Khatib, A., Goodman, D., Chen, J, " Mechanical modeling of air handling unit subsystem in a commercial building,", Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, Vol. 11 (2019) 231-238, 2019, | doi:doi.org/10.1016/j.tsep.2019.03.019
Ligade, J. and Razban, A., " Investigation of Energy Efficient Retrofit HVAC Systems for a University: Case Study,", Sustainability, Vol. 11(20), 5593, Oct. 11, 2019,
Wang, B. and Razban, A, " Systematic energy and exergy efficiency study and comparison between direct fired and indirect fired heating systems,", Proceeding of ECOS 2019, the 32 International Conference on efficiency, optimization, simulation and environmental impact of energy systems, pp. 645-656, June 23-28, 2019, Wroclaw, Poland,
Bahrami, B., Trautman,N., and Razban, A., " Compressed air energy storage for demand management in industrial manufacturers,", Proceeding of ECOS 2019, the 32 International Conference on efficiency, optimization, simulation and environmental impact of energy systems, pp. 677-690, June 23-28, 2019, Wroclaw, Poland, June 2019,
Vance, D., A., Razban, A., Schubert, P., Weissbach, R., " Developing a PV and Energy Storage Sizing Methodology for Off-Grid Transactive Microgrids,", Proceedings of Applied Energy Symposium: MIT A+B, Boston, MA, May 22-24, 2019,
Ligade, J., Sebastian, D. and Razban, A., " Challenges of Creating a Verifiable Building Energy Model,", 2019 ASHRAE Winter Conference & AHR Expo, Atlanta, GA, January 12–16, 2019,
2018
3 Papers / Publications
Ayoub, A., Razban, A. and Chen, J., " Modeling of Industrial Air Compressor System Energy Consumption and Effectiveness of Various Energy Saving on the System,", Proceedings of ECOS 2018, the 31 International Conference on efficiency, optimization, simulation and environmental impact of energy systems, Guimaraes, Portugal, June 17-21, 2018,
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,
2017
1 Papers / Publications
Wu, D., Amini, A., Razban, A. and Chen, J, " A Novel Approach to Forecast and Manage Daily Electrical Maximum Demand,", Proceedings of ECOS 2017, The 30th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and environmental impact of Energy Systems, San Diego, CA., July 2-6, 2017,
2016
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.,
2015
2 Papers / Publications
Malguarnera, M., Razban, A, " Utility ownership of combined heat and power: an economic model based approach,", International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology, Vol 4, issue 11, pp 131-139, Nov. 2015,
Goodman, D. and Durkin, R., " Diaphragm Pump Controller Performance Testing: 20-50% Efficiency Improvement.,", 2015 World Energy Engineering Congress, Proceedings,
2014
1 Papers / Publications
Razban, A., Khatib, A., Chu, Y., " Comparison of energy consumption between Lid resistive heating and immersion rod heating furnaces in aluminum die casting industry,", Proc. of NADCA Die Casting Congress, Milwaukee, WI., 22-24 Sept. 2014,
2013
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
"We realized an immediate impact on our bottom line as a direct result of the energy audit"
- Source: Rick Walton, Manager, J&L Tool and Machine, Inc., 06/25/2020
"$ sales, number of employees and utility bills are higher than IAC limit, however, You audited this company with Rutgers permission."
- Source: 09/22/2018
"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
"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 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 believe the assessment report is well done and has valid ARs. Thank you for your hard work. "
- Source: R. Campbell, 11/20/2015
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
Contact Center Center Website Facebook LinkedIn Follow @https://twitter.com/iaciupui
Center Director Jie Chen
Email jchen3@iupui.edu
Phone # +13172745918
Fax # +13172749744
Mailing Address 723 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Assistant Director Ali Razban
Other Ali Razban
Other Connie Justice
Assistant Director David Goodman
Other Dr. Stanley Chien
Indiana University-Purdue University has trained 91 students
The following students have participated in IAC assessments with Indiana University-Purdue University since 2003, when student name tracking began.
The 27 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 Anand 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
Armando Heredia
Aryan Asgharifard
Ashutosh Salunke
Babak Bahrami
Bin Wang
Brad Zeedyk
Cal Ormanovic
Cameron Lancaster
Carlos Rodolfo Cofino
Cody Hayes
Colin Hunter
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
Jitlekha Tubsuri
John Flowers
Jonathan Bell
Juan Giovannone
Juelma Domingos
Jui Gaoli
Karina Gonzalez de Graaf
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
Raunak Kelshiker
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

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