IAC Center of Excellence: 2009
Student Research Award Winner: 2013
Student Video Contest Winner: 2015

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

SU-IAC Activity Map
388 Assessments
3,122 Recommendations
3.87 Tbtu Energy Saving*
$47.14 million Cost Savings*
84 Students Trained
*Recommended Savings
Assessment - Case Studies

SU | Assessment: SU0306
Assessment Overview: Eaton Corporation
Assessment Overview: Eaton Corporation
SU | Assessment: SU0156
Metal Finishing Plant Implements 100% of Recommendations
Metal Finishing Plant Implements 100% of Recommendations
Noteworthy Feedback
""The visit was thorough, yet concise and well organized." "
- Source: Bruce Iffert, Director of Facilities, Par Technology Corporation , 02/04/2015
""Students were focused and zeroed in on energy issues quickly. Report reflects well documented, easy to follow, evaluation of energy cost saving opportunities. Overall- great job!""
- Source: Bill Spizuoco, Corporate Environmental Manager, Omega Wire, Inc. - International Wire Group, 03/05/2015
"Very Impressed! Professional, knowledgeable and very helpful."
- Source: Michael Polino, Facilities Technician, Calspan Corporation, 02/26/2016
"The students were very observant and pointed out energy issues almost immediately. The assessment was well needed for our facility."
- Source: Joseph P. McGlynn, CFO, RB Woodcraft Inc., 10/16/2015
"Very professional and knowledgeable."
- Source: Mark Bechteler, Manager of Manufacturing, Hollowick, Inc., 01/22/2016
"This is a great service for small business owners in our community! Having this analysis is not something we would have been easily able to afford and I'm sure the payout will be significant. Very impressed with the professionalism and the genuine interest in learning about our facility. I am really looking forward to what recommendations the team makes!"
- Source: John F. Sharkey IV, Vice President, Universal Metal Works, 06/14/2016
""The entire team was professional and kept on topic. THey have some very good ideas and I look forward to working with them.""
- Source: Maintenance Manager, 06/16/2016
"Asking for Information in advance made the site visit go smoother. The students took the lead during the visit and asked very relevant questions during the site tour. Providing folder of data for attendees and walking through data would have been nice- also some commentary on trends and initial thoughts about data."
- Source: Manufacturing Manager, Gorbel, 05/05/2017
"Overall, very impressed with their dynamics as a team! and would highly recommend their services to any commercial/industrial customer in New York state."
- Source: Rick Ponzi, Facilities Manager, TAM Ceramics, 06/21/2018
"The number of questions and the level of understanding was fantastic."
- Source: 06/22/2018
"I was impressed by the number of facilities that have used the IAC Energy Consultants. The team members seemed knowledgeable and professional."
- Source: 07/06/2018
"Knowledge of programs and incentives were strong. Billing information breakdown very useful."
- Source: Ivan Zahariev, Production Control And Logistics Information Systems, Markin Tubing, 07/18/0018
"Very professional presentation. I am looking forward to the detailed report of your findings."
- Source: 07/20/2018
"Students seemed interested in process and their participation."
- Source: 08/02/2018
Contact Center Website
Center Director Suresh Santanam Sc.D. PE.
Email iacecs@syr.edu
Phone # +1 315-443-1523
Fax # +1 315-443-9098
Mailing Address 263 Link Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244
Assistant Director Dr. Jianshun Zhang
Assistant Director Jackie Anderson
Other Dr. Kenneth D. Visser
Syracuse University has trained 84 students
The following students have participated in IAC assessments with Syracuse University.
The 42 students (in BOLD) have also been awarded IAC student certificates for exceptional participation.

Abby Hutchins
Adam Knapp
Alexandria T. McDonnell
Andrew E. Hinchman
Annabelle J. Lincoln
Austin Sumner
Ben Forry
Benjamin Jeffries
Benjamin R. Forry
Brandon W. Peery
Brian Annicharico
Brian Granetz
Charles Walck
Chelsey A. Kniffen
Christina M. Herkenham
Christopher L. Buttitta
Cole Tucker
Daniel Kenney
Daniel M. Barron
David Bonitsky
David Britt
Dean DeFlippo
Diana Siegel
Dylan Broomfield
Elizabeth Kretzing
Elizabeth Kretzing
Emily Bartos
Emily K Sequin
Emily Zupanick
Enrica Galasso
Eric Rall
Erich Devendorf
Evan Beckerman
Haim Matharu
Hannah VanEchaute
Harlan Toussaint
Hayley Shelton
Jacob Lyon
Jacqueline Kim
Jeanette Sova
Jillian Burgoyne
Jimmy Zhang
John D'Amaro
John Hilla
John M. Battistelli
John Tacklyn
Joseph Guida
Joshua Hintz
Joshua Huizinga
Julia Jesse
Katherine Driscoll
Kelly S. Farmer
Kristina Zeo
Lars J. Brasz
Lauren Smales
Leah England
Luke D'Aquila
Marisa A. Prior
Mark Seibel
Matan Marom
Matthew Russell
Meghan Reilly
Michael C. Jones
Michael Fortin
Michael J. Garrett
Michael Matzura
Michael P. Dilorenzo
Nate W. Kuslis
Nicholas Pasco
Nick Impastato
Patrick T. Ostoyich
Philip S. Gwyther
Rebecca L. Altman
Riley M. Gourde
Ross L . DiLiegro
Ryan Milcarek
Sajda Nuriddin
Savanna L. Horan
Sean Ward
Steve Criscione
Tim Castelein
Tyler J. Plant
Wade K. Willatt
Zoe Kendrick

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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