In mid August, we’re holding a pre-conference Summer Study meeting in Denver to explain and discuss something big. Really big!
We started the Extended Motor Product Label Initiative (EMPLI) three years ago to create an ENERGY STAR®-like label for commercial and industrial products: fans, pumps, and air compressors to start, and drives and maybe elevators and escalators in the future.
We’re on the cusp of making that goal a reality. We’re starting with pumps. The Hydraulic Institute and its pump manufacturing members have created a Pump Energy Rating label that gives information about a pump the same way the EnergyGuide provides energy savings on a refrigerator.
This label can help end users and, since the Hydraulic Institute developed its rating and labeling system with the input of energy efficiency program administrators, it can also become the basis of new prescriptive rebate programs. Just as savings programs provided per-horsepower rebates for high-efficiency motors in the past, new programs will be able to do the same for pumps, fans, and air compressors in the future.
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