Industrial Assessment Centers
San Francisco State University IAC
Sponsored by:
EERE AMO
San Francisco State University IAC
Center Established 1993
San Francisco State University
Director Dr. Ahmad Ganji
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San Francisco State University

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

587 Assessments
4,935 Recommendations
6.58 Tbtu Energy Saving*
$92.25 million Cost Savings*
107 Students Trained
*Recommended Savings
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Energy Engineering related programs, degrees, etc:
Generic IAC Assessment Activity
Generic IAC Assessment Activity
Generic IAC Assessment Activity
Related Papers & Publications
Wu, Y. Y., Chow, S. A. and Ganji, A. R., " Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Wineries for Retrofit and New Construction Projects,, Proceedings of the Industrial Energy Technology Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 21-24, 2013, | SF-IAC
Trueblood, A. J., Wu, Y. Y. and Ganji, A. R., " Potential for Energy, Peak Demand, and Water Savings in California Tomato Processing Facilities,, Proceedings of the Industrial Energy Technology Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 21-24, 2013, | SF-IAC
Ganji, A. R., " Development of Energy Efficiency Programs, Implementation Process and Results - the Example of California,, 2nd International Conference on Energy Conversion and Conservation (CICME'10), Hammamet, Tunisia, April 22-25, 2010, | SF-IAC
Noteworthy Feedback
"Thank you so much, this helps my evaluation, I appreciate the extra effort this took. We have acted on some of your team's suggestions already. And even if the solar panels are not a viable solution at this time, we can cut energy costs with other lower cost approaches as well, until we can get sola..." more
- Source: Wynn Ray, Quality Manager, UHV Sputtering, 11/18/2021
"Mr. Carl Morris commented: "Thank you for this report. I have reviewed it briefly and it appears to be excellent – well researched, supported and documented. We will be studying all of the recommendations carefully and implementing them as appropriate as quickly as possible.""
- Source: Carl Morris, CFO, Goldriver Orchards, 09/05/0019
"Mr. Paul Shattuck commented that our audit "had solved a major production issue. He particularly appreciated the simplicity of the proposed measure, as well as its low cost and effectiveness.""
- Source: Mr. Paul Shattuck, President, 09/15/2016
Assessment - Case Studies
SF | Assessment: SF0463
Realizing Big Savings for Small Business
SF | Assessment: SF0459
Reduction of Water Consumption for Plant in Drought Region
SF | Assessment: SF0244
Valuable Large Savings for Citrus Juice Maker
Related Papers & Publications
2013
2 Papers / Publications
Wu, Y. Y., Chow, S. A. and Ganji, A. R., " Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Wineries for Retrofit and New Construction Projects,, Proceedings of the Industrial Energy Technology Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 21-24, 2013, | SF-IAC
Trueblood, A. J., Wu, Y. Y. and Ganji, A. R., " Potential for Energy, Peak Demand, and Water Savings in California Tomato Processing Facilities,, Proceedings of the Industrial Energy Technology Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 21-24, 2013, | SF-IAC
2010
1 Papers / Publications
Ganji, A. R., " Development of Energy Efficiency Programs, Implementation Process and Results - the Example of California,, 2nd International Conference on Energy Conversion and Conservation (CICME'10), Hammamet, Tunisia, April 22-25, 2010, | SF-IAC
2005
2 Papers / Publications
Hackett, B. W., Ganji, A. R. and Chow, S. A., " Energy Conservation Opportunities in Fresh Fruit and Processing/Cold Storage Facilities,, Proceedings of the 2005 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry, West Point, NY, July 19-22, 2005, | SF-IAC
Chow, S. A., Ganji, A. R. and Hackett, B. W., " Opportunities for Energy Efficiency and Demand Response in Paperboard Manufacturing Facilities,, Proceedings of the Industrial Energy Technology Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 11-12, 2005, | SF-IAC
2002
1 Papers / Publications
Ganji, A. R, " Energy Audit – An Effective Method for Promotion of Energy Efficiency,, Paper presented at the Training Workshop on Renewable Energy Technologies for a Clean Sustainable Development, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, 37316, | SF-IAC
Noteworthy Feedback
"Thank you so much, this helps my evaluation, I appreciate the extra effort this took. We have acted on some of your team's suggestions already. And even if the solar panels are not a viable solution at this time, we can cut energy costs with other lower cost approaches as well, until we can get solar panels. I know this is a government subsidized program, and if you ever need a client recommendation this is the second company I have had assessed by SFSU so I am a repeat user and a big fan!"
- Source: Wynn Ray, Quality Manager, UHV Sputtering, 11/18/2021
"Mr. Carl Morris commented: "Thank you for this report. I have reviewed it briefly and it appears to be excellent – well researched, supported and documented. We will be studying all of the recommendations carefully and implementing them as appropriate as quickly as possible.""
- Source: Carl Morris, CFO, Goldriver Orchards, 09/05/0019
"Mr. Paul Shattuck commented that our audit "had solved a major production issue. He particularly appreciated the simplicity of the proposed measure, as well as its low cost and effectiveness.""
- Source: Mr. Paul Shattuck, President, 09/15/2016
"Mr. Gonzales commented "I still find myself reading your report and learning something new every single time. There is so much knowledge in that report. I hope other companies take their productions to that next level of conservation. ""
- Source: Jose Gonzales, Maintenance Manager, 09/02/2016
Contact Center Center Website
Center Director Dr. Ahmad Ganji
Email iac@sfsu.edu
Phone # +14153386218
Fax # +14153383086
Mailing Address 1600 Holloway Avenue
School of Engineering; Science-205
San Francisco, CA 94132
Assistant Director Douglas Codron
Assistant Director Joe Murphy
San Francisco State University has trained 107 students
The following students have participated in IAC assessments with San Francisco State University since 2003, when student name tracking began.
The 51 students (in BOLD) have also been awarded IAC student certificates for exceptional participation.

Adam Fernadez
Adam Millman
Adam Selvin
Ahmed Hassani
Alex Trueblood
Amelia Bowlin
Amit Kanungo
Ankita Goel
Anthony Wheeler
Antonio Aliberti
Aren Hofland
Ariel Smith
Arshdeep Khaira
Aruna Amaranayake Pothumullekankanamge
Austin Chin
Birajan Bhandari
Bitul Sinha
Bjorn Fox
Blake Boyer
Chabeli Huang
Chi Iao
Chris Lim
Christopher Hansen
Cory Slaughter
Crystal Vines
Curtis Lee
Cyrus Lam
Daniel Lake
David Bondar
David Kang
Delia Cordero-Caballero
Divesh Joshi
Emiliya Vitkovskaya
Ethan Clifford
Gerson Benavides
Guillermo Rodriguez
Haitham Alzerma
Harpreet
Israel De la Cruz
Ivan Zhao
Jake Cleaveland
Jamal Alnagem
James Gringras
Joe Murphy
Johnny Mazraani
Jordan Hester
Jordan Peterson
Joshua Mehlman
Kar Ying Thomas Chan
Kevin Ng
Khim Chea
Kia Davidson
kumlachew Wolde
Lana Agot
Lawrence Nti
Liang Wang
Linh Do
Lisseth Villareal
Mahsa Babaei
Mario Vital
Mark Ritchie
Matthew Suidan
Melissa Abed
Meredith Woy
Michael Diep
Michael Green
Michael Wheaton
Mohamad Alajtal
Mohammad Mahdi Ganji Tanha
Mohammad Mehdi Ganji Tanha
mohammah mahdi ganji tanha
Nathaniel Lara
Nima Sepehr
Osama Hasan
Owen Anastasio
Patrick Moore
Paul Ng
Philip Leduhovsky
Puck Anantakunupakorn
Rachel Rybarczyk
Rachel Yee
Rahul Pusapati
Ramajana Hidic Demirovic
Rebeka Brady
Ricardo Sfeir
Rouguiata Diallo
Ryan Swanson
Sasha Spoor
Shahab Azizi
Shelby Saji
Stephan Phillips
Stephen Sidletsky
Steven Wiryadinata
Teon Lee
Thomas Ruiz
Tomas Miralles
Tsegahaimanot Andegiorgis
Tsz Kan Chow (Karen)
Venkata Satya Vishwanth Naidu Ganti
Vincent Hyunh
Vishwanadh Tirumalashetty
Yassine Ouassif
Yin Chin
Yin Yin Wu
Zack Szabadi
Zaid Sadoun
Zishan Muhammad