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.

66 Assessments
492 Recommendations
0.39 Tbtu Energy Saving*
$3.72 million Cost Savings*
58 Students Trained
*Recommended Savings
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Related Papers & Publications
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
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
Noteworthy Feedback
"I though the overall process was great and it was easy. I think the best thing that came out was looking at ways to manage our biosolids residuals since it is such an large energy usage to haul, transport, and dewater. Using, natural drying methods is definitely worth exploring."
- Source: Greg Tatara, Genoa Oceloa, 04/03/2024
"The assessment was good, sophisticated equipment that I don’t have, and fresh sets of eyes, we were able to look at the building and test processes for energy saves that I may not have thought of."
- Source: 05/06/2024
"The assessment was a smooth process. They were very thorough in finding the places we could save energy. This gave us some focus on the things we needed to do to reduce our energy usage. Putting some numbers to the process helped to implement the changes."
- Source: John Minthorn, Branch Manager, Behler-Young Company, 06/05/2024
Related Papers & Publications
2024
2 Papers / Publications
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
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
1 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
Noteworthy Feedback
"I though the overall process was great and it was easy. I think the best thing that came out was looking at ways to manage our biosolids residuals since it is such an large energy usage to haul, transport, and dewater. Using, natural drying methods is definitely worth exploring."
- Source: Greg Tatara, Genoa Oceloa, 04/03/2024
"The assessment was good, sophisticated equipment that I don’t have, and fresh sets of eyes, we were able to look at the building and test processes for energy saves that I may not have thought of."
- Source: 05/06/2024
"The assessment was a smooth process. They were very thorough in finding the places we could save energy. This gave us some focus on the things we needed to do to reduce our energy usage. Putting some numbers to the process helped to implement the changes."
- Source: John Minthorn, Branch Manager, Behler-Young Company, 06/05/2024
"The team that came out to the building was easy to work with, knowledgeable, and competent. The continued support and suggestions have made this process possible. One thing not listed on here is we did contact and have DTE do a steam trap survey based on the team's recommendation."
- Source: Ryon J Maples, Building Engineer, GESU Church and School, 05/31/2024
"I think the assessment went very well. Students were very engaged and developed valid and demonstrable energy efficiency recommendations."
- Source: Nicholas Paseiro, IEMP Coordinator - CEM, Henry Ford College, 05/14/2024
"The team was very thorough, knowledgeable, timely, helpful, and polite."
- Source: LeRoy Harvey, Meridian Township, 03/28/2024
"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
"Overall, we had a very positive experience with the assessment process. It was useful to have a third-party perspective in providing opportunities for improvement. This has led us to implement projects including submitting a grant to EGLE."
- Source: 04/19/2024
"Great to have the team come in and confirm current practices and add options for increasing efficiency via a thourough building analysis."
- Source: David, Owner, Blackrocks Brewery, 05/16/2024
"The B & P Team greatly appreciated the IAC energy assessment. We would have liked a little more knowledge of solar systems to accurately decide if we should pursue the project. How well they work. Testimonials from other companies that have solar systems. How well they perform and the associated cost savings. How much should solar systems cost per watt?"
- Source: Marty Williams, Administrative coordinator, B&P Manufacturing, 05/13/2024
"The process was well organized and professional. Other recommendations were made including the replacement or sealing of several man doors. Our biggest offender was the double door outside of the cafeteria which we had replaced. We are also replacing our current air compressor and I have asked to include heat recovery as part of the quote which was also a recommendation of the team."
- Source: 05/05/2024
"The assessment team exhibited professionalism and creative thinking in their review of our coffee manufacturing/roasting facility. As backdrop, Paramount's facility is a combination of old buildings located in downtown Lansing, MI. Due to their age, the buildings were not designed or constructed with any thought given to energy conservation or efficiency. MSU's team provided multiple projects for implementation that conserve costs and reduce environmental impact. Many of the projects we can implement with our own resources. We have also obtained federal grants for two of the projects that will hopefully be implemented by local third party contractors. Overall, we were very pleased with the work done by MSU and the outcomes. We continue to work with members of the IAC to help individual projects. ""
- Source: Steven Weyhing, Paramount Coffee, 03/28/2024
"We found this assessment to be very beneficial as it forced us to look at our energy usage as a whole. We’ve implemented some motion sensor lights and are looking at some more efficient motors."
- Source: Rebecca Kaiser, Lomar, 03/29/2024
"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 Chris Conking
Other David Shonnard
Assistant Director George Berghorn
Other Peter Kiser
Other Qiben Yan
Other Robert Handler
Assistant Director Ryan Gallagher
Other Susan Masten
Other Tim Mrozowski
Michigan State University has trained 58 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.

Abbey Schwartz
Alex Morley
Andreana Roxas
Aniruddha Naik
Anya Morrison
Behlul Kula
Benjamin R Toaz
Brenden Watson
Cade Person
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
Josie Caldwell
Julianna Thompson
Karim Garifullin
Katherine Miller
Katie Tonielli
Kevin Sachs
Letizia Laura
Libby Umlor
Logan Wells
Luyao Yuan
Mallika Kothari
Maria Milan
Massara Khalid
Michael Burns
Mohsen Hussain
Nain Elicea
Nathan Edmonds
Nicole West
Noah Luckwald
Noureldin Darrag
Nowreen Kabir
Raymond Buenzli
Sarah Anderson
Sarah Scott
Sean Fleming
Timothy Sysol
Tito Evans
Tony Nguyen
Topher Taylor
Tye Alfrey
Victoria Redruello
Waase Landgren
Yusuf Basmaci