National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis today commended the administration for releasing a presidential memorandum promoting federal leadership on energy efficiency.
“The United States as a nation still wastes more energy than it consumes,” said Gaddis. “We applaud the administration for issuing a directive to federal agencies to become more energy efficient through greater use of renewable sources of energy, installation of smart meters, new energy efficiency loans in rural areas, and benchmarking and disclosure of energy use in federal buildings.”
“We are also encouraged that the administration has committed to further expand its use of energy savings performance contracts to upgrade the energy efficiency of federal buildings with private capital, at no cost to taxpayers, and hope the commitment will be strengthened with a specific goal consistent with the $2 billion goal for the last two years,” he added.
NEMA and its more than 400 member companies are committed to working with the administration to increasing the nation’s energy efficiency through high performance buildings, Smart Grid technologies, industrial energy efficiency, residential energy efficiency, and intelligent transportation systems.
“Greater energy efficiency is a win-win,” said Gaddis. “It will boost economic productivity and competitiveness and enhance U.S energy security.”
NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Rosslyn, Virginia. Nearly 400 members strong, its companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical imaging and radiation therapy systems. Total U.S. shipments for electroindustry products exceed $100 billion annually.