Industrial Assessment Centers
University of Alabama IAC
Sponsored by:
EERE AMO
University of Alabama IAC
Center Established 2007
University of Alabama
Director Joseph Carpenter
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University of Alabama
IAC Center of Excellence: 2011
Student Research Award Winner: 2012, 2019

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

286 Assessments
1,935 Recommendations
8.76 Tbtu Energy Saving*
$49.44 million Cost Savings*
129 Students Trained
*Recommended Savings
Contact Center Website
Generic IAC Assessment Activity
Generic IAC Assessment Activity
Generic IAC Assessment Activity
Related Papers & Publications
Kincaid, K. and MacPhee, D.,, " Numerical Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis of a Wells Turbine with Flexible Blades, Journal of Energy Resources Technology, | UA-IAC
Forooza Samadi, Keith A. Woodbury, James V. Beck, " Analytical solution for partial heating on the exterior of the pipe with application to measuring fluid flow rate,, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Volume 159, | UA-IAC
Assessment - Case Studies
UA | Assessment: UA3031
Small Lumber Mill Finds Big Energy Savings
UA | Assessment: UA0133
Energy Efficient Lighting: Towards a Brighter Future
UA | Assessment: UA0108
Compressed Air Savings: Less is More
Related Papers & Publications
2020
3 Papers / Publications
Kincaid, K. and MacPhee, D.,, " Numerical Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis of a Wells Turbine with Flexible Blades, Journal of Energy Resources Technology, | UA-IAC
Forooza Samadi, Keith A. Woodbury, James V. Beck, " Analytical solution for partial heating on the exterior of the pipe with application to measuring fluid flow rate,, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Volume 159, | UA-IAC
2018
1 Papers / Publications
Joseph Carpenter,, Keith A. Woodbury, Zheng O'Neill, " Using change-point and Gaussian process models to create baseline energy models in industrial facilities: A comparison, Applied Energy, March, | UA-IAC
2017
1 Papers / Publications
Golden, Allyson; Woodbury, Keith; Carpenter, Joseph; O'Neill, Zheng, " Change point and degree day baseline regression models in industrial facilities, Energy & Buildings, Vol. 144, p30-42, 2017, | UA-IAC
2016
1 Papers / Publications
Zhao, Zilai, " Energy performance estimation of cooling towers, M.S. Thesis, The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2016, | UA-IAC
2015
1 Papers / Publications
Chua, Ming Han, " Experimental investigation of inlet air temperature on input power in an oil-flooded rotary screw air compressor, M. S. Thesis, The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2015, | UA-IAC
2013
6 Papers / Publications
Najafi, H., and Woodbury, K. A., " Optimization of a Cooling System Based on Peltier Effect for Photovoltaic Cells, Solar Energy (2013), pp. 152-160, | UA-IAC
Czél, B., Woodbury, K. A, Woolley, J. W., and Gróf, G., " Analysis of Parameter Estimation Possibilities of the Thermal Contact Resistance Using the Laser Flash Method with Two-layer Specimens, International Journal of Thermophysics, Oct 2013, Vol. 34 Issue 10, p1993-2008, | UA-IAC
Najafi, Hamidreza and Woodbury, K. A., " Modeling and Analysis of Combined Photovoltaic- Thermoelectric Power Generation System, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 135, 031013 (2013), | UA-IAC
Preston, D. J., and Woodbury, K. A., " Cost-Benefit Analysis of Retrofit of Industrial High Intensity Discharge Lighting with Energy-Saving Alternatives, Energy Efficiency, vol. 6 issue 2 May 2013, p. 255 – 269, | UA-IAC
Najafi, H., Woodbury, K. A., Keltner, N. R., and Beck, J. V., " Real-time measurement of Heat Flux by Directional Flame Thermometers using Filter Form IHCP Method, 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Nov 10-14, 2013., | UA-IAC
Barringer, Frank Leonard, " Industrial energy systems and assessment opportunities, M. S. Thesis, The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2013, | UA-IAC
2012
2 Papers / Publications
Najafi, Hamidreza and Woodbury, K. A., " Performance Analysis of Photovoltaic Panels in Alabama Area Using Tracking, Concentration and Cooling, ASME 2012 Energy Sustainability Conference, San Diego, USA, 41091, | UA-IAC
Moynihan, G.P. and Triantifilu, D., " Energy Savings for a Manufacturing Facility Using Building Simulation Modeling, Engineering Management Journal, 24:73-84, 2012, | UA-IAC
2006
1 Papers / Publications
Fonseca, D.J., Bisen, K., Midkiff, C.K. and Moynihan, G.P., " An Expert System for Lighting Energy Management in Public School Facilities, Expert Systems 23: 194-211, 2006, | UA-IAC
Contact Center Center Website
Center Director Joseph Carpenter
Email jcarpenter@ua.edu
Phone # +12053482615
Fax # +12053486419
Mailing Address 277 Hardaway Hall
401 Seventh Avenue/Box 870276
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Assistant Director Forooza Samadi
Assistant Director Keith A. Woodbury
Assistant Director Sean Amini
University of Alabama has trained 129 students
The following students have participated in IAC assessments with University of Alabama since 2003, when student name tracking began.
The 56 students (in BOLD) have also been awarded IAC student certificates for exceptional participation.

Aaron Cossey
Aaron Henry
Adam Roget
Addison Rush
Alan Hewitt
Alec Brierty
Alexis Opperman
Allie Barnes
Allie Cemalovic
Allyson Golden
André Farnet Jr.
Andrew Seay
Andy Cloyd
Anna Turner
Ashley Randolph
Austin Lynch
Blair Clinton
Brandon Black
Brandon Russell
Brett Pennington
Bryson Rogers
Byron Randall
Carl Breidenich
Charles Wilson
Chase Wilkerson
Chris Odom
Colby McNorton
Cory Thomas
Crystal Elworth
Dan Dannelley
Dan Mitchell
Dan Preston
Daniel Hunkler
Daniel Lauer
David Leech
David Reeves
Dimos Trianafillu
Drew McAdory
Drew Tucker
Edward Bogdanowicz
Elizabeth Gabberty
Ford Etheridge
Forooza Samadi
Grace Foltz
Hamid Najafi
Hunter Haldimann
Jamarius Keith
James ODwyer
Jared Stokes
Jenna Cook
Jennifer Kubisch
Jimmy Clockey
John Lindley
Jordan Bagwell
Joseph Carpenter
Joseph Chappell
Josh Kavanaugh
Josh McCoskey
Julie M Warchol
Justin Hill
Kellis Kincaid
Kelsey Dunn
Kyle Zimmerman
Kyran Smithson
Laramie Cook
Laura Haynes Holifield
Lauren Carter
Lee McNorton
Lindsey Horton
Lindsey Martin
Logan Newcomb
Luke Kreutzer
Marc Sano
Mariah Louderback
Mark Dano
Mary Kendrick
Matt Oglesby
Matthew Heubach
Matthew Lewis
Meredith Osborne
Ming Han Chua
Monical Tubbs
Nathan Amos
Nicholas Larsen
Nicholas Palya
Nicole Angel
Oliver Smith
Olivia Owens
Peyton Clark
Phil Johnston
Rachel Gilham
Rachel Roberts
Ramon Peruchi Pacheco da Silva
Randy Warren
Raymond Moore
Rhys Klauss
Roohany Mahmud
Ross Morgan
Roy Fuqua
Royer Downing
Russell Martin
Ryan Hazel
Ryden Smith
Saahil Agrawal
Saba Lalani
Sam Harris
Sam Nesman
Sangkyu Han
Santiago Varas
Sarah Grano
Sean McCarty
Seraj Helu
Simran Dhoju
Stephanie Horton
Steven Pitts
Thomas Platt
Thomas Weeks
Tim Woodbury
Trent Willis
Trevor Denkers
Trey Barringer
Troy Malay
Tyler Gay
Veronica Pisani
Victor Alas
Victoria Oldham
William Angel
Wyatt Beall
Zach Smith