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
249 Assessments
1,740 Recommendations
8.31 Tbtu Energy Saving*
$46.34 million Cost Savings*
110 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

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, | doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.01.043

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,

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

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,

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,

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,

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 Dr. Zheng O'Neill
Assistant Director David MacPhee
Other Joseph Carpenter
University of Alabama has trained 110 students
The following students have participated in IAC assessments with University of Alabama.
The 41 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
Allie Barnes
Allyson Golden
Andrew Seay
Andy Cloyd
Anna Turner
Ashley Randolph
Blair Clinton
Brandon Black
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
Daniel Lauer
David Leech
David Reeves
Dimos Trianafillu
Drew Tucker
Edward Bogdanowicz
Ford Etheridge
Forooza Samadi
Grace Foltz
Hamid Najafi
Jamarius Keith
James ODwyer
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
Marc Sano
Mariah Louderback
Mark Dano
Mary Kendrick
Matt Oglesby
Matthew Heubach
Matthew Lewis
Meredith Osborne
Ming Han Chua
Monical Tubbs
Nicholas Larsen
Oliver Smith
Olivia Owens
Phil Johnston
Rachel Gilham
Rachel Roberts
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
Stephanie Horton
Steven Pitts
Thomas Weeks
Tim Woodbury
Trent Willis
Trevor Denkers
Trey Barringer
Troy Malay
Tyler Gay
Veronica Pisani
Victor Alas
William Angel
Wyatt Beall
Zach Smith

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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