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Syracuse University IAC
Sponsored by:
Syracuse University IAC
Center Established 2001
Syracuse University
Director Suresh Santanam Sc.D. PE.
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Syracuse University
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.

403 Assessments
3,229 Recommendations
3.93 Tbtu Energy Saving*
$47.50 million Cost Savings*
94 Students Trained
*Recommended Savings
Contact Center Website Follow @ APPLY for Assessment
Energy Engineering related programs, degrees, etc:
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Noteworthy Feedback
"The team was very attentive and respectful of our operations, safety requirements, and potentially discussed proprietary information."
- Source: John Frandina, Facility Engineer, 07/15/2021
"Students conducted themselves professionally"
- Source: 06/21/2021
"was impressed by the knowledge of the students and the interest they showed in energy/facility/engineering practices"
- Source: Quality Vision International, 01/17/2020
Assessment - Case Studies
SU | Assessment: SU0306
Assessment Overview: Eaton Corporation
SU | Assessment: SU0156
Metal Finishing Plant Implements 100% of Recommendations
Noteworthy Feedback
"The team was very attentive and respectful of our operations, safety requirements, and potentially discussed proprietary information."
- Source: John Frandina, Facility Engineer, 07/15/2021
"Students conducted themselves professionally"
- Source: 06/21/2021
"was impressed by the knowledge of the students and the interest they showed in energy/facility/engineering practices"
- Source: Quality Vision International, 01/17/2020
"Very professional! I was impressed with the thermal monitor and light sensor. Everyone was great! The potential projects are a big help towards the Saint-Cobain Energy initiative."
- Source: Colleen Marren, EHS Engineer, Saint-Cobain Ceramic Materials, 11/08/2019
"The knowledge of the group was impressive"
- Source: 09/20/2019
"Very appreciative and impressed with the analysis and findings/recommendations made on billing statements."
- Source: Jeff Eggert, Plant Manger, Syracuse Label, 09/13/2019
"Very professional group. Well versed and full of knowledge."
- Source: Jose Martinez, Facilities, Akorn, 08/05/2019
"Team was well prepared, including appropriate PPE. Prior experience is admirable, Very focused visit."
- Source: TitanX Engine Cooling, 06/13/2019
"Very impressed with the overall knowledge of the students"
- Source: George Copeland, 06/12/2019
"Student are knowledgeable about energy saving practices"
- Source: Facility Manger, 06/21/2019
"Impressed with the team's knowledge of all of the different ways we cold save energy costs."
- Source: Peter Rigos, Manufacturing Manger, Met Weld International, 01/25/2019
"Students seemed interested in process and their participation."
- Source: 08/02/2018
"Very professional presentation. I am looking forward to the detailed report of your findings."
- Source: 07/20/2018
"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
"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
"The number of questions and the level of understanding was fantastic."
- Source: 06/22/2018
"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
"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
""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
"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
"Very Impressed! Professional, knowledgeable and very helpful."
- Source: Michael Polino, Facilities Technician, Calspan Corporation, 02/26/2016
"Very professional and knowledgeable."
- Source: Mark Bechteler, Manager of Manufacturing, Hollowick, Inc., 01/22/2016
"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
""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
Contact Center Center Website Follow @
Center Director Suresh Santanam Sc.D. PE.
Phone # +13154431523
Fax # +13154439098
Mailing Address 263 Link Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244
Assistant Director Dr. Jackie Anderson
Assistant Director Dr. Jianshun Zhang
Other Dr. Kenneth D. Visser
Syracuse University has trained 94 students
The following students have participated in IAC assessments with Syracuse University since 2003, when student name tracking began.
The 47 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
Daniel Perrotta
David Bonitsky
David Britt
Dean DeFlippo
Diana Siegel
Dylan Broomfield
Elizabeth Kretzing
Emily Bartos
Emily K Sequin
Emily Zupanick
Enrica Galasso
Eric Rall
Erich Devendorf
Evan Beckerman
Gavin Stevens
Grace E Al-Sheikh
Haim Matharu
Hannah VanEchaute
Harlan Toussaint
Hayley Shelton
Heewoon Kim
Jacob David Gómez
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
Kapena Chee
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
Maxwell Martin
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
Renee Brogley
Riley M. Gourde
Rishov Chatterjee
Ross L . DiLiegro
Ryan Milcarek
Sajda Nuriddin
Sasha Valitutti
Savanna L. Horan
Sean Ward
Silvio-Antonio Nicola Zallo
Steve Criscione
Tim Castelein
Tyler J. Plant
Wade K. Willatt
Zoe Kendrick

Apply for an IAC Assessment

Specific Eligibility Requirements*:
  • Must be a US Manufacturer
  • Yearly Energy Bills:
    • Greater than $100,000
    • Less than $3,500,000
  • 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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