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Reducing energy usage and cost makes companies more competitive. Building managers can be a focal point for developing and implementing technical solutions. By using a building or business-wide systems approach managers can optimize the economic benefit of energy savings. From this page your can access information about efficient electric motors, transformers, luminaires, and more.

NEMA Premium ®Efficient Motor Program

NEMA Premium ®labeled electric motors will assist purchasers to optimize motor systems efficiency, reduce electrical power consumption and costs, and improve system reliability. It is estimated that the NEMA Premium ®efficiency motor program would save 5,800 gigawatt hours of electricity. This translates to preventing nearly 80 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere over the next 10 years -- equivalent to keeping 16 million cars off the road.

Demand Reduction and Energy Savings Using Occupancy Sensors

Lighting is one of the single largest users of electrical energy in a typical commercial building. While occupancy sensors have become a mainstream solution for eliminating wasted lighting energy in these applications, there continues to be a need for research documenting both the magnitude of the savings by application and the impact these controls have on demand. This study by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Lighting Research Center of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute presented at the IESNA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. in August 2000 provides unique and valuable data about occupancy sensor demand reduction and energy savings potential.

NEMA TP 1, Guide for Determining Energy Efficiency for Distribution Transformers

Intended for use as a basis for determining the energy efficiency performance of certain single-phase and three-phase dry-type and liquid-filled distribution transformers and to assist in the proper selection of such equipment. Approx. 20 pages. $29.00, available from Global Engineering by clicking on the link above.

Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Program

NEMA works with the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Program, state and regulatory groups and other interested parties to improve building codes, appliance and equipment standards, and guidelines for efficient energy use.

NEMA members are active in designing and setting industry energy efficiency standards and in promoting their use in the market. Key product areas include lighting, electric motors, distribution transformers, and building code work through the ASHRAE and IECC code processes. NEMA efforts lay the groundwork for reduced energy use and lower operating costs to building and homeowners.

ENERGY STAR for Service and Product Providers

NEMA has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Service and Product Provider program, providing value to members through access to ENERGY STAR tools, resources, and opportunities to help decrease energy use in commercial buildings and industrial facilities. In addition, NEMA is a participant in the ENERGY STAR Challenge – a national call to action to improve energy efficiency in buildings by 10 percent or more.

ENERGY STAR offers free resources to help service and product providers communicate the benefits of whole-building energy management, energy efficient practices, and help devise and implement strategies for superior energy efficiency in customer buildings.