IAC Center of Excellence: 2007

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

MA-IAC Activity Map
780 Assessments
5,199 Recommendations
7.48 Tbtu Energy Saving*
$76.29 million Cost Savings*
41 Students Trained
*Recommended Savings
Assessment - Case Studies

MA | Assessment: MA0618
Unanticipated Benefits From Energy Audit
Unanticipated Benefits From Energy Audit
MA | Assessment: MA0511
Metals Manufacturer Implements 100% of Recommendations
Metals Manufacturer Implements 100% of Recommendations
Related Papers & Publications

1 Papers / Publications
H. Gopalakrishnan and D. Kosanovic, " Economic optimization of combined cycle district heating systems,", Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, Vol. 7, 2014 91-100,

5 Papers / Publications
S. Suresh and D. Kosanovic, " Energy and Exergy Analysis of a 16-MW Combined Cycle District Heating System with Performance Improvements,", International Journal of Exergy, Vol. 13, No. 3, 2013,
G. Gaudani, A. Quintal and D. Kosanovic, "  Development of the Chilled Water System Analysis Tool for Assessing Energy Conservation Opportunities,", ASME 2013 7th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Minneapolis, MN, July 14-19, 2013,
A. Quintal, G. Gaudani and D. Kosanovic, "  Chilled Water System Analysis Tool (CWSAT) and Application to Manufacturing Plants,", 2013 SAE World Congress and Exhibition, Detroit, MI, April 16-18, 2013,
J. Marmaras, J. Burbank and D. Kosanovic, "  Ground Source Heat Pump Operation and Optimal Entering Liquid Temperature,", 2013 ASHRAE Winter Conference, Dallas, Texas, January 26-30, 2013,
J. Burbank, J. Marmaras and D. Kosanovic, " Dedicated Outside Air System (DOAS) - Design vs. Actual Operation (Are Aggressive Energy Targets Achievable?),", 2013 ASHRAE Winter Conference, Dallas, Texas, January 26-30, 2013,

4 Papers / Publications
H. Gopalakrishnan and D. Kosanovic, " Real-Time Thermodynamic Performance Monitoring and Optimum Thermo-economic Operation of Power Plants,", ASME Power 2011 Conference, Power Technical Publication: POWER2011-55018, Denver, CO, July 12-14, 2011,
H. Gopalakrishnan, S. Suresh, and D. Kosanovic, " Energy and Exergy Analysis of a University Power Plant,", 2011 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry, Niagara Falls, NY, 40725,
S. Suresh, H. Gopalakrishnan and D. Kosanovic, " Thermodynamic Analysis of Combined Cycle District Heating System,", 33rd National Industrial Energy Technology Conference, New Orleans, LA, 40664,
T. Kanitkar and D. Kosanovic, " Evaluation of the Contribution of On-Site Generation to Grid and Customer Reliability,", SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing. June 2011 4:468-476, 40695,
Contact Center Website
Center Director Dr. Beka Kosanovic
Email kosanovic@umass.edu
Phone # +1 413-545-4216
Fax # +1 413-545-1027
Mailing Address Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
160 Governors Drive
Amherst, MA 01003
Assistant Director Benjamin G. McDaniel
University of Massachusetts has trained 41 students
The following students have participated in IAC assessments with University of Massachusetts since 2003, when student name tracking began.
The 23 students (in BOLD) have also been awarded IAC student certificates for exceptional participation.

Ahmad Krayem
Alex Quintal
Alex VonBraun
Andrew Villanueva
Benjamin McDaniel
Bradley Newell
Brendan O’Connor
Chris Beebe
Conor Gates
Dylan Chase
Ghanshyam Gaudani
Hariharan Gopalakrishnan
Igor Popstefanija
Jaren Lutenegger
Jonathan Labaki
Jorge Soares
Justin Evans
Justin Finn
Justin Marmaras
Kaustubh Rao
Kharl Alix
Lauren Mattison
LokeshPrakash Manohar
Mark Gerrish
Mia Devine
Michael Eaton
Michael Socks
Palmer Yurica
Pranav Venkatesh
Pranesh Venugopal
Ricardo Baquero
Richard Bryce
Robert Barron
Sam Albert
Sandhya Sundararagavan
Sharan Suresh
Steven Burns
Susan Guswa
Tejal Kanitkar
Venkatesh Kashyap
Ziad Fleyhan

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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