Industrial Assessment Centers
Michigan State University IAC
Sponsored by:
DOE MESC
Michigan State University IAC
Center Established 2021
Michigan State University
Director Kristen Cetin
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Michigan State University
Implementation Grant Funding Opportunity Open
IMPORTANT: The grant program operates on a rolling basis and applications may be submitted at any time, with quarterly reviews.
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Implementation Grant Funding Opportunity Open
Qualifying* small and medium-sized US manufacturers, that received IAC or Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership assessments between 2018 and 2024, can now apply for grants for implementation of assessment recommendations up 50% of qualifying* project costs with a maximum of $300,000 per manufacturer.
IMPORTANT: The grant program now operates on a rolling basis and applications may be submitted at any time through the year, with quarterly reviews.
*See Full Grant Solicitation for full qualification and selection details.
Student Research Award Winner: 2022

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

61 Assessments
425 Recommendations
0.33 Tbtu Energy Saving*
$3.19 million Cost Savings*
49 Students Trained
*Recommended Savings
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Related Papers & Publications
Behlul Kula, Andreana Roxas, Kristen Cetin, Annick Anctil, George Berghorn, " Virtual Reality-Based Energy Assessment Process, 2024 Construction Research Congress, Des Moines, IA, | MU-IAC
Behlul Kula, Andreana Roxas, Kristen Cetin, Annick Anctil, George Berghorn, " Developing and Evaluating a Virtual Training Process for Energy Audit Education, 2023 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Confernece, Baltimore, MD, | MU-IAC
Andreana Roxas, Aniruddha Naik, Kristen Cetin, Annick Anctil, George Berhorn, " Motivations, Barriers, and Opportunities to Support the Decarbonization of Industrial and Commercial Buildings, 2024 ASHRAE Winter Conference, | MU-IAC
Noteworthy Feedback
"Thank you to your amazing team to help us determine areas we can make improvements. The whole experience was very beneficial to our company. We will be implementing a lot of your recommendations to save us energy and money."
- Source: Facility Manager, 04/18/2023
"Thank you for allowing us this opportunity. It was very beneficial to have experts in the industry go through each of the buildings and provide us with cost effective solutions. The estimated investment and simple payback section is very helpful in determining an order to complete recommendations."
- Source: Deputy Director, 03/10/2023
"Thanks again to you and your team. We checked all the doors throughout the Facility and replaced the sweeps and weathstrips on several main doors and replaced the weatherstriping on all the overhead doors... The building is now considerably easier to heat."
- Source: John, 01/08/2023
Related Papers & Publications
2024
1 Papers / Publications
Behlul Kula, Andreana Roxas, Kristen Cetin, Annick Anctil, George Berghorn, " Virtual Reality-Based Energy Assessment Process, 2024 Construction Research Congress, Des Moines, IA, | MU-IAC
2023
2 Papers / Publications
Behlul Kula, Andreana Roxas, Kristen Cetin, Annick Anctil, George Berghorn, " Developing and Evaluating a Virtual Training Process for Energy Audit Education, 2023 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Confernece, Baltimore, MD, | MU-IAC
Andreana Roxas, Aniruddha Naik, Kristen Cetin, Annick Anctil, George Berhorn, " Motivations, Barriers, and Opportunities to Support the Decarbonization of Industrial and Commercial Buildings, 2024 ASHRAE Winter Conference, | MU-IAC
Noteworthy Feedback
"Thank you to your amazing team to help us determine areas we can make improvements. The whole experience was very beneficial to our company. We will be implementing a lot of your recommendations to save us energy and money."
- Source: Facility Manager, 04/18/2023
"Thank you for allowing us this opportunity. It was very beneficial to have experts in the industry go through each of the buildings and provide us with cost effective solutions. The estimated investment and simple payback section is very helpful in determining an order to complete recommendations."
- Source: Deputy Director, 03/10/2023
"Thanks again to you and your team. We checked all the doors throughout the Facility and replaced the sweeps and weathstrips on several main doors and replaced the weatherstriping on all the overhead doors... The building is now considerably easier to heat."
- Source: John, 01/08/2023
"I would like to thank you and your team for the energy assessment you provided to our company. It was a joy to work with you and your team as we reviewed the opportunities for energy savings within our facility. The assessment report that you prepared for us was very descriptive. We have acted on some of these items already and we are working toward the rest in the upcoming year. I was impressed with your team's professional approach, as it was a superb representation of Michigan State University. We appreciated the opportunity to start a relationship with Michigan State University and look forward to growing our relationship moving forward."
- Source: Plant Manager, 02/24/2023
"The MSU team was extremely knowledgeable and very helpful in assisting with pushing some projects along. Their data was used in other areas of the plant as well, mainly with a renewable energy installation we are considering for on-site installation. I couldn’t be more happy with their professionalism and dedication to their craft. Job well done!!"
- Source: Sustainability Coordinator, 03/08/2023
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Center Director Kristen Cetin
Email cetinkri@msu.edu
Phone # +15173555107
Mailing Address 428 S. Shaw Lane, Room 3546
East Lansing, MI 48824
Assistant Director Annick Anctil
Other Chad Richert
Other David Shonnard
Assistant Director George Berghorn
Other Peter Kiser
Other Qiben Yan
Other Robert Handler
Other Roohany Mahmud
Assistant Director Ryan Gallagher
Other Susan Masten
Other Tim Mrozowski
Michigan State University has trained 49 students
The following students have participated in IAC assessments with Michigan State University since 2022.
The 19 students (in BOLD) have also been awarded IAC student certificates for exceptional participation.

Alex Morley
Andreana Roxas
Aniruddha Naik
Anya Morrison
Behlul Kula
Benjamin R Toaz
Brenden Watson
Chris Conkling
Clarke Weiland
Drew Barnes
Ellen Mayes
Emily Kawka
Emily Schoepke
Emma Benedek
Eric Moore
Giovanny Perez-Cruz
Huzaifah Nadeem
Jackson Frendo
John Bishop
John Henry
John Keiser
Josette Rose Suarez
Joshua Gleason
Julianna Thompson
Karim Garifullin
Katherine Miller
Katie Tonielli
Kevin Sachs
Libby Umlor
Logan Wells
Mallika Kothari
Maria Milan
Massara Khalid
Michael Burns
Mohsen Hussain
Nain Elicea
Nathan Edmonds
Nicole West
Noah Luckwald
Noureldin Darrag
Nowreen Kabir
Sarah Anderson
Timothy Sysol
Tito Evans
Tony Nguyen
Topher Taylor
Tye Alfrey
Waase Landgren
Yusuf Basmaci