IAC Center of Excellence: 2011
Student Research Award Winner: 2012

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.

UA-IAC Activity Map
218 Assessments
1,549 Recommendations
7.59 Tbtu Energy Saving*
$39.94 million Cost Savings*
83 Students Trained
*Recommended Savings
Center Related Events
Past Events

Aug 16th, 2016

Motor Energy Management and MotorMaster Workshop

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Location: Calera, AL
Hosted by: The UA-IAC and The Alabama Power Company

May 10-13th, 2016

AIRMaster+ Qualified Specialist Training/Certification

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Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
Hosted by: The UA-IAC

May 12-14th, 2015

Pumping System Energy Efficiency Workshop (1 day) and PSAT Qualified Specialist Training/Certification (2-1/2 days)

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Location: Calera, AL
Hosted by: The UA-IAC and Alabama Power

Aug 3-5th, 2015

Fan Systems Analysis Tool (FSAT) Qualified Specialist Training/Certification

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Location: Cullman, AL
Hosted by: Cullman Electric Coop and and UA-IAC
Assessment - Case Studies

UA | Assessment: UA3031
Small Lumber Mill Finds Big Energy Savings
Small Lumber Mill Finds Big Energy Savings
UA | Assessment: UA0133
Energy Efficient Lighting: Towards a Brighter Future
Energy Efficient Lighting: Towards a Brighter Future
UA | Assessment: UA0108
Compressed Air Savings: Less is More
Compressed Air Savings: Less is More
Related Papers & Publications

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,

2016
1 Papers / Publications
Zhao, Zilai, " Energy performance estimation of cooling towers,", M.S. Thesis, The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2016,

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,

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,
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,
Najafi, Hamidreza and Woodbury, K. A., " Modeling and Analysis of Combined Photovoltaic- Thermoelectric Power Generation System,", Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 135, 031013 (2013),
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,
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.,
Barringer, Frank Leonard, " Industrial energy systems and assessment opportunities,", M. S. Thesis, The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2013,

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,
Moynihan, G.P. and Triantifilu, D., " Energy Savings for a Manufacturing Facility Using Building Simulation Modeling,", Engineering Management Journal, 24:73-84, 2012,

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,
Contact Center Website
Center Director Keith A. Woodbury
Email keith.woodbury@ua.edu
Phone # +1 205-348-1647
Fax # +1 205-348-6419
Mailing Address 290 Hardaway Hall
401 Seventh Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Assistant Director Gary P. Moynihan
Assistant Director Dr. Zheng O'Neill
Assistant Director David MacPhee
University of Alabama has trained 83 students
The following students have participated in IAC assessments with University of Alabama since 2003, when student name tracking began.
The 37 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
Allyson Golden
Andrew Seay
Andy Cloyd
Ashley Randolph
Blair Clinton
Brandon Russell
Brett Pennington
Bryson Rogers
Byron Randall
Carl Breidenich
Charles Wilson
Chris Odom
Colby McNorton
Cory Thomas
Dan Dannelley
Dan Mitchell
Dan Preston
Daniel Hunkler
David Leech
David Reeves
Dimos Trianafillu
Forooza Samadi
Hamid Najafi
Jamarius Keith
James ODwyer
Jenna Cook
Jennifer Kubisch
Jimmy Clockey
John Lindley
Joseph Carpenter
Joseph Chappell
Josh Kavanaugh
Josh McCoskey
Justin Hill
Kelsey Dunn
Kyle Zimmerman
Kyran Smithson
Laramie Cook
Lauren Carter
Lee McNorton
Lindsey Horton
Marc Sano
Mariah Louderback
Mark Dano
Mary Kendrick
Matthew Heubach
Meredith Osborne
Ming Han Chua
Monical Tubbs
Nicholas Larsen
Phil Johnston
Rachel Gilham
Rachel Roberts
Randy Warren
Raymond Moore
Ross Morgan
Roy Fuqua
Russell Martin
Saahil Agrawal
Saba Lalani
Sam Harris
Sam Nesman
Sangkyu Han
Sarah Grano
Sean McCarty
Seraj Helu
Stephanie Horton
Thomas Weeks
Tim Woodbury
Trent Willis
Trevor Denkers
Trey Barringer
Tyler Gay
Victor Alas
William Angel
Wyatt Beall
Zach Smith

Apply for an IAC Assessment

$
per year
Specific Eligibility
Requirements*:
  • 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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