IAC Center of Excellence: 2003, 2015
Student Research Award Winner: 2012, 2014

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

UD-IAC Activity Map
933 Assessments
6,855 Recommendations
11.40 Tbtu Energy Saving*
$131.90 million Cost Savings*
64 Students Trained
*Recommended Savings
Center Related News
September 15, 2015

University of Dayton IAC awarded 2015 IAC Center of Excellence

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded the University of Dayton's Industrial Assessment Center the 2015 Center of Excellence Award. It's the second time the center has won the award (2003).

Since 1981, the University of Dayton's center, using teams of students and faculty, has performed more than 900 assessments, helping manufacturers reduce their energy use by about 7 percent. In a typical year, the center saves companies the equivalent electricity use of 1,300 houses and the equivalent natural gas use of 280 houses.

Assessment - Case Studies

UD | Assessment: UD0850
Spotting the Savings: Honeywell
Spotting the Savings: Honeywell
Related Papers & Publications

2015
4 Papers / Publications
Murphy, S. and Kissock, K., " Simulating Energy Efficient Control of Multiple-Compressor Compressed Air Systems,", Industrial Energy Technology Conference, New Orleans, LA,
Choi, J., Thangamani, D., and Kissock, K., " Enhancing Industrial Sustainability by Improving Resource Efficiency,", ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry, Buffalo NY,
Choi, J., Hallinan, K., Kissock, K, and Brecha, R., " Economic And Environmental Impacts Of Energy Efficiency Investment On Local Manufacturers,", Proceedings of the ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Boston, MA, August 2-5,
Ma, Y., Tukur, A., and Kissock, K., " Energy Efficient Static Pressure Reset in VAV Systems,", ASHRAE Transactions, CH-15-010,

2014
1 Papers / Publications
Pohlman, D., Qayyum, A., Parker, S. and Kissock, K., " Staging Packaged Air Conditioning Units To Improve Energy Efficiency And Humidity Control By Reducing Cycling Losses,", ASHRAE Transactions, SE-14-004,

2013
5 Papers / Publications
Raffio, T., Abels, B., Zhang, H. and Kissock, K, " Integrated Systems Plus Principles Approach and Energy Efficiency Guidebook,", ACEEE Summer Study on Energy in Industry, Niagara Falls, NY, July 23-26,
Choi, J. and Kissock, K, " Beyond Industrial Energy Assessments: The Life Cycle Design Perspective,", ACEEE Summer Study on Energy in Industry, Niagara Falls, NY, July 23-26,
Kissock, K., Selvacanabady, A., Raghavan, N., " Simplified Model For Ground Heat Transfer From Slab-On-Grade Buildings,", ASHRAE Transactions, DE-13-041,
Nagabhairava,M., Ma, Y. and Kissock, K., " Economic Analysis of Solar PV and Batteries for Common Residential Electricity Rate Structures using Green Button Data,", ES-FuelCell2013-18248, ASME 7th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Minneapolis, MN, July 14-19,
Winter, B. Louco, L, Kissock, K. Mariadass, P. and Daniels, M., " Design And Construction Of A Solar Thermal Refrigeration System For Patna, India,", ES-FuelCell2013-18243, ASME 7th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Minneapolis, MN, July 14-19,

2012
1 Papers / Publications
Pohlman, D., Smith, J., Kissock, K., " Net-Zero Carbon Manufacturing At Net-Zero Cost,", World Renewable Energy Forum, Denver, CO, May 13-17,

2011
8 Papers / Publications
Abels, B., Sever, F., Kissock, K. and Ayele, D., " Understanding Industrial Energy Use through Lean Energy Analysis,", SAE 2011 World Congress, Detroit, MI, April 12-14,
Lammers, N., Kissock, K., Abels, B. and Sever, F., " Measuring Progress with Normalized Energy Intensity,", 2011, SAE 2011 World Congress, Detroit, MI, April 12-14,
Alkadi, N. and Kissock, K., " Improving Compressed Air Energy Efficiency in Automotive Plants,", SAE 2011 World Congress, Detroit, MI, April 12-14,
Abels, B. and Kissock, K., " Optimizing Compressed Air Storage for Energy Efficiency,", SAE 2011 World Congress, Detroit, MI, April 12-14,
Hallinan, K. P., Brodrick, P., Northridge, J., Kissock, J. K., Brecha, R. J., " Establishing Building Recommissioning Priorities and Potential Energy Savings from Utility Energy Data,", ASHRAE Transactions, ML-11-003,
Hallinan, K. P., Mitchell, A., Brecha, R. J., Kissock, J. K., " Targeting Residential Energy Reduction for City Utilities Using Historical Electrical Utility Data and Readily Available Building Data,", ASHRAE Transactions, ML-11-009,
Brecha, R. J., Mitchell, A., Hallinan, K. P., Kissock, J. K., " Prioritizing Investment in Residential Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy - A Case Study for the US Midwest,", Energy Policy, 39(5), 2982–2992,
Jochum, M., Murugesan, G., Kissock, K, Hallinan, K., " Low Exergy Heating and Cooling In Residential Buildings,", Proceedings of ASME Energy Sustainability Conference, ESFuelCell2011-54671, Washington, DC, August 7-10,

2010
1 Papers / Publications
Ahmad, F., Komp, R., Ahmad, I. and Kissock, K., " Photovoltaic Module Assembly As Appropriate Technology In Pakistan,", ASME International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Phoenix, AZ, May 17-22,

2009
1 Papers / Publications
Wenning, T. and Kissock, K., " Methodology For Preliminary Assessment Of Regional Wind Energy Potential,", ASME International Solar Energy Conference, Long Beach, CA, June 27-30,

2008
1 Papers / Publications
Kissock, K.and Mulqeen, S., " Targeting Energy Efficiency Programs Using Advanced Billing Analysis,", ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Pacific Grove, CA, August 17–22,

2007
10 Papers / Publications
Kissock, J.K. and Eger, C., " Measuring Industrial Energy Savings,", Journal of Applied Energy, Vol. 85, Issue 5, pp. 347-361,
Eger, B. and Kissock, K., " Understanding Industrial Energy Use through Sliding Regression Analysis,", ACEEE Summer Study on Energy in Industry, White Plains, NY, July 24-27,
Raffio, G., Isambert, O., Mertz, G., Schreier, C. and Kissock, K., " Targeting Residential Energy Assistance Programs,", ASME International Solar Energy Conference, Long Beach, CA, June 27-30,
Sever, F., Kissock, K., Brown, D., and Mulqueen, S., " Estimating Industrial Building Energy Savings using Inverse Simulation,", ASHRAE2011-86073, Las Vegas, NM, Jan 29-Feb 2,
Syed, R., Kleinhenz, P. and Kissock, K., " Net Energy Costs of Skylights,", ACEEE Summer Study on Energy in Industry, White Plains, NY, July 24-27,
Kocoloski, M., McCarty, R., Eger, C., Hallinan, K. and Kissock, K., " Industrial Solid-State Energy Harvesting: Mechanisms and Examples,", ACEEE Summer Study on Energy in Industry, White Plains, NY, July 24-27,
Carpenter, K. and Kissock, K., " Common Excess Air Trends in Industrial Boilers with Single-Point Positioning Control and Strategies to Optimize Efficiency,", ACEEE Summer Study on Energy in Industry, White Plains, NY, July 24-27,
Trombley, D. and Kissock, K., " Economics of Energy Efficiency in a Carbon Constrained World,", ACEEE Summer Study on Energy in Industry, White Plains, NY, July 24-27,
Gilbert, R. and Kissock, K., " The Effect Of Thermal Mass On Thermal Transmission Loads,", ASME International Solar Energy Conference, Long Beach, CA, June 27-30,
Mirza, K. and Kissock, K., " An Analytical Solution for Determining Dynamic Thermal Loads through Walls,", ASME International Solar Energy Conference, Long Beach, CA, June 27-30,

2006
3 Papers / Publications
Kissock, K. and Eger, B., " Measuring Industrial Energy Savings,", Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress and Exposition, Detroit, MI, April 3-6,
Carpenter, K. and Kissock, K., " Energy Efficient Process Heating: Insulation and Thermal Mass,", Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress and Exposition, Detroit, MI, April 3-6,
Carpenter, K. and Kissock, K., " Energy Efficient Process Heating: Managing Air Flow,", Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress and Exposition, Detroit, MI, April 3-6,

2005
5 Papers / Publications
Patil Y., Seryak, J., and Kissock, K., " Benchmarking Approaches: An Alternate Method to Determine Best Practice by Examining Plant-Wide Energy Signatures,", ACEEE Summer Study on Energy in Industry, West Point, NY, July 19-22,
Seryak, J. and Kissock, K., " Lean Energy Analysis: Guiding Energy Reduction Efforts to Theoretical Minimum Energy Use,", ACEEE Summer Study on Energy in Industry, July 19-22,
Schmidt, C., Kissock, K., and Eger, C., " Improving Performance of Compressed Air Systems Through Calibrated Simulation,", ACEEE Summer Study on Energy in Industry, West Point, NY, July 19-22,
Gopalakrishnan, V., Brogan, A. Das, R., Kissock, K, Chase, D., " Are Your Variable Speed Pumping Applications Delivering The Predicted Savings? Improving Control to Maximize Results,", ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry, Buffalo NY,
Carpenter, K. and Kissock, K., " Quantifying Energy Savings From Improved Boiler Operation,", Industrial Energy Technology Conference, New Orleans, LA, May 11-12,

2004
4 Papers / Publications
Kissock and Seryak, " Understanding Manufacturing Energy Use Through Statistical Analysis,", Industrial Energy Technology Conference, Houston, TX,
Kissock and Seryak, " Lean Energy Analysis: Identifying, Discovering And Tracking Energy Savings Potential,", Advanced Energy and Fuel Cell Technologies Conference, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Livonia, MI,
Kissock, K., " A Hybrid Method For Estimating Natural Lighting Potential In Buildings,", ASME International Solar Energy Conference, Portland, OR,
Schmidt and Kissock, " Estimating Energy Savings in Compressed Air Systems,", Industrial Energy Technology Conference, Houston, TX,

2003
1 Papers / Publications
Schmidt and Kissock, " Power Characteristics of Industrial Air Compressors,", Industrial Energy Technology Conference, Houston, TX,

2001
1 Papers / Publications
Kissock, Hallinan and Bader, " Inside-out Approach For Identifying Industrial Energy and Waste Reduction Opportunities,", Journal of Strategic Planning for Energy and Environment,

1997
1 Papers / Publications
Phelps, S. and Kissock, J.K., " A Feasibility Study of Fuel Cell Cogeneration in Industry,", Industrial Energy Technology Conference, Houston, TX,
Noteworthy Feedback
"I just wanted to let you know that we installed 29 variable frequency drives on our Paint Line System and took advantage of the DP&L rebate program. The pay back is 7 months. If you remember, we had most valves throttled back on all of our 29 pumps. The valves were closed in most cases on average 70 percent. With recent installation we now have all the valves open and are operating the pump motors from 32 hertz to 45 hertz. Before the VFDs, all motors were running at 60 hertz. Your students were a great help to get us to this point. The original concept was to install a light curtain to shut the pumps on or off if there was no product running thru the system. If you are still in contact with them please share this information with them. I am happy to say that we have implemented just about every improvement idea that came from the assessment."
- Source:
"I felt the word "student" was a misnomer for your team. I have a bachelor's and master's degree with lots of experience, but found I was student many times asking them to explain to me. These younger folks may be students in terms of we are all students, always learning, but these folks are TRUE SKILLED PROFESSIONALS. We were lucky to have this week and wherever they land will be lucky to have them as well."
- Source:
"I would like to thank you and your staff for visiting our facility. Both Terry and I enjoyed the opportunity to work with you in finding energy saving ideas for our facility. We were very impressed with the knowledge and level of details that everyone provided."
- Source:
"I want to thank you again for the day we spent together. I believe your visit will result in additional energy improvements to our plant. I greatly enjoyed the conversations. I was very impressed with the "down-to-earth" approach your group employed in our assessment. We are already starting to investigate some of your proposals."
- Source:
"Firstly, congratulations in an excellent report. Good summaries and all recommendations appear realistic and not some theoretical impractical ideas!"
- Source:
""Thank you for your time, and I look forward to reading and hopefully implementing all of your recommendations.""
- Source: Scott Estep, Corporate Senior EHS, Sanoh-America, 07/20/2015
"Thank you and your team for the work in compiling this report, it is very useful and our intent will be to implement as much as possible. We will meet as a team after the holidays and assign a project leader."
- Source: 11/25/2015
"Please accept our thanks for the high quality and comprehensive Energy Assessment performed for our company by the University of Dayton Industrial Assessment Center. I would especially like to recognize your department’s program and its students. . . . They should be commended for preparing one of the more thorough, professional, well-written and substantiated engineering reports that has been prepared for our company."
- Source: Allen Francis, President, Production Paint Finishers, 01/11/2016
""Thank you again for your time and attention to our manufacturing plant. The engineers are reading, everyone is discussing your report, and you have helped us work together.""
- Source: Ann Dougherty, General Manager of Sustainability, Roppe Holding Company, 01/19/2016
Contact Center Website
Center Director Dr. J. Kelly Kissock
Email udayton.iac@gmail.com
Phone # +1 937-229-3343
Fax # +1 937-229-4766
Mailing Address Attn: Sherri Alexander
300 College Park - KL 311A
Dayton, OH 45469
Assistant Director Dr. Robert B. Gilbert
Assistant Director Jun-KI Choi
University of Dayton has trained 64 students
The following students have participated in IAC assessments with University of Dayton since 2003, when student name tracking began.
The 39 students (in BOLD) have also been awarded IAC student certificates for exceptional participation.

Abinesh Selvacanabady
Alexandra Brogan
Arun Kumar Balaji
Brian Abels
Canisius Rutikanga
Carl Eger
Charlie Schreier
Chris Schmidt
Daniel Kelley
Daniel Trombley
David Manthey
Dawit Ayele
Dillip Thangamani
Dustin Pohlman
Faizan Ahmad
Farshad Norouzi
Franc Sever
George Mertz
Greg Raffio
Hang Zhang
Ilia Slesarenko
Jeremy Smith
Jesse Monn
Jessica Clouse
Jessica Minor
Jiawei Bu
Jim Penrod
Johm Seryak
John Seryak
Julian Frias
Justin Orofino
Kathleen Sturtevant
Kazim Mirza
Kevin Carpenter
Kevin Fisher
Majdi Amin
Mark Ewalt
Michael Ising
Michael Jochum
Mithun Nagabhairava
Mohammed Abdul Qayyum
Muqing Niu
Mussad Alzahrani
Nathan Lammers
Ovelio Isambert
Pat Aderhold
Peter Kleinhenz
Ritesh Nayyar
Rizwan Syed
Ryan Schuessler
Ryan Shea
Sean Murphy
Seth Parker
Shahyan Ahmad
Shuihua Hu
Stephanie Ritchey
Steve Mulqueen
Steve Ray
Thomas Wenning
Timothy Raffio
Vijay Gopalakrishnan
Wei-Lun Hsu
Yin Ma
Zachary Valigosky

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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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