IAC Center of Excellence: 2013

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

MI-IAC Activity Map
350 Assessments
2,898 Recommendations
4.81 Tbtu Energy Saving*
$72.33 million Cost Savings*
71 Students Trained
*Recommended Savings
University of Miami also coordinates a Satellite IAC Center at:
University of Turabo
Center Related News
February 24, 2012

President Obama visits Miami IAC Center

In February 2012, President Obama highlighted the Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC) as a smart and important piece of the administration's "all-of-the-above" approach to domestic energy sources.

President Obama said, "We're taking a step that will make it easier for companies to save money by investing in energy solutions that have been proven here at the University of Miami -- new lighting systems; advanced heating and cooling systems that can lower a company's energy bills and make them more competitive."

Related Papers & Publications

2 Papers / Publications

2 Papers / Publications
Ahmed A., Cintuglu M., Asfour S., Mohammed O., " Solving the Multi-Variant EV Routing Problem Incorporating V2G and G2V Options,", IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, September, | doi:10.1109/TTE.2016.2614385

4 Papers / Publications
Ahmed, A., Buitrago, J.H., Asfour, S., " Load Pattern Classification: A Hybrid Approach,", International Symposium on Advances in Power and Energy Systems, Marina del Rey, California, October,
Zahlan, J., " A multi-objective approach for determining optimal air compressor location in a manufacturing facility,", Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 35, 176-190, April,
Zahlan, J., " Optimization of Air Compressor Location and Capacity to Improve Energy Efficiency and Performance in Manufacturing Facilities,", Doctoral Dissertation, Miama, Florida,

3 Papers / Publications
Zahlan, J., Avci, M., Asfour, S., " A New Approach for Determining Optimal Air Compressor Location in A Manufacturing Facility to Increase Energy Efficiency,", Thirty-Sixth Industrial Energy Technology Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, May,
Grant, J., " Short-term Peak Demand Forecasting Using an Artificial Neural Network with Controlled Peak Demand Through Intelligent Electical Load,", Doctoral Dissertation, Miama, Florida,

3 Papers / Publications
Avci, M., Erkoc, A., Rahmani, Asfour, S., " Model Predictive HVAC Load Control in Buildings Using Real-Time Electricity Pricing,", Energy and Buildings, Vol 60, 199-209,
Avci, M., " Demand Response-Enabled Model Predictive HVAC Load Control in Buildings Using Real-Time Electricity Pricing,", Doctoral Dissertation, Miama, Florida,
Saenz, J., " Simulation-Based Optimization for Integrated Electric Utility Resource Planning and Deployment,", Doctoral Dissertation, Miama, Florida,

2 Papers / Publications
Avci, M., Erkoc, M., Asfour, S.S., " Residential HVAC Load Control Strategy in Real-time Electricity Pricing Environment,", Energytech, May,
Saenz, J., Celik, N., Asfour, S., Son, Y., " Electric Utility Resource Planning using Continous-Discrete Modular Simulation and Optimization,", Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol 63, 671-694,
Noteworthy Feedback
"Thank you so much for the follow up on the Energy Assessment for our facility. This comprehensive program to reduce waste and reduce energy was extremely helpful to us. We understand the importance of this very well prepared and detailed report. We are in the process of implementing some of the recommendations, and prioritizing them as projects for the future. We as a company are always working on continuous improvement. As we check off our list the projects we set forth to complete this year. We will add some of the recommendations you made spilling over to next year. Once again thank your team for the great job and professionalism in preparing such a practical and comprehensive report. We appreciate you all! Thank You! "
- Source: Juan Roque, Vice President, Vista Color Corp, 09/11/2015
"At Sun Hydraulics we’ve always had continued efforts to improve upon our use of energy consumption. The assessments provided by the University of Miami Industrial Assessment Center indeed helped us by focusing on how Sun Hydraulics uses energy and what programs/projects would help us better manage our energy usage. I was impressed with the professional ability of each member of team from Miami. They literally rolled up their sleeves and collected data needed for their assessments. Each assessment was presented with the appropriate analysis. It is now up to Sun Hydraulics to use the data presented. Thanks again to your team. "
- Source: Jim Bryington, Facility Manager, Sun Hydraulics Corporation, 11/13/2015
Contact Center Website
Center Director Dr. Shihab Asfour
Email sasfour@miami.edu
Phone # +1 305-284-2367
Fax # +1 305-284-4040
Mailing Address 1251 Memorial Drive
268 McArthur Engineering Building
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Assistant Director Dr. Ramin Moghaddass
Other Dr. Jason Grant
Other Dr. Amaury Malave
Other Dr. Jose Almodovar
Other Ian Gutierrez
University of Miami has trained 71 students
The following students have participated in IAC assessments with University of Miami since 2003, when student name tracking began.
The 36 students (in BOLD) have also been awarded IAC student certificates for exceptional participation.

Aaron Tarjan
Abdulkader Hanbazazah
Abdullah Alajmi
Adham Suliman
Ahmad Seyfi
Ahmed Abdulaal
Ahmed Alsowayigh
Alexander Limia
Alexandra Bonilla
Andre Andrade
Anika Morris
Antonio Reyes
Barbara Millet
Behzad M. Dogahe
Brandon Charette
Bruna Cossengue
Craig Kronberg
Craig Thompson
Daniel Bolis
Daniel Ruggiero
Deger Ozkaramanli
Diego Cusco
Eeyad Al-Ahmadi
Elias Ealsadi
Eric Rui Chen
Faisal Abuljadayel
Gabriela Cabrera
German Rueda
Giro Samale
Hanzala Siddiq
Henry Locher
Jaime Buitrago
Jason Grant
Joel Zahlan
Jose David Rodriguez
Juan Felipe Ariza
Juan Saenz
Kaustubh Phalak
Keun Lee
Kevin Roman
Khalid Chaar
Koosha Kiamehr
Louy Malaikah
Mariah Szpunar
Maxim Hinds-Hew
Mesut Avci
Michael Caballero
Mohamed Madbouly
Molly Marohl
Mortiz Koeppenkastrop-Lueker
Olivier Jean-Francois
Omar Howeedy
Patricia Gomez-Acevedo
Pinaki Chakraborty
Rafael Hernandez
Randall Schwartz
Rembo Li
Roberto Azuaje
Roderick Daniels
Saad Asfour
Sam Mathew Cheruvathoor
Sayan Maity
Seana Sicher
Shane Kemeny
Sonila Cami
Tatayanna Cox-Taylor
Thomas Ryba
Tomas Cacicedo
Ulises Perez
Zaid Khammash
Zaid Roushdy

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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