New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is a public benefit corporation created in 1975 under Article 8, Title 9 [PDF] and Title 9A [PDF] of the State Public Authorities Law through the reconstitution of the New York State Atomic and Space Development Authority. NYSERDA’s earliest efforts focused solely on research and development with the goal of reducing the State’s petroleum consumption. Today, NYSERDA’s aim is to help New York meet its energy goals: reducing energy consumption, promoting the use of renewable energy sources, and protecting the environment.

NEMA Premium®

NEMA PremiumLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. 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 gigawatts 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.

Motor Decisions Matter

Motor Decisions Matter (MDM)Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is a national campaign encouraging the use of sound motor management and planning as a tool to cut motor energy costs and increase productivity. The campaign is sponsored by a consortium of motor industry manufacturers and service centers, trade associations, electric utilities and government agencies.

Best Practices

Best PracticesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. a program of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT), works with industry to identify plant-wide opportunities for energy savings and process efficiency. Through the implementation of new technologies and systems improvements, companies across the United States are achieving immediate savings results.

MotorMaster+ 4.0 Software Program

The MotorMaster+ 4.0 software programLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. was developed by the Washington State University Cooperative Extension Energy Program (the Energy Program), and is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) via the Office of Industrial Technologies' Best Practices Program.

MotorMaster+4.0 is a software program that analyzes motor and motor system efficiency. Designed for utility auditors, industrial plant energy coordinators, and consulting engineers, MotorMaster+4.0 is used to identify inefficient or oversized facility motors and compute the energy and demand savings associated with selection of a replacement energy-efficient model. The software has been enhanced to make it an even more powerful motor and motor-driven equipment energy management tool. MotorMaster+4.0 has expanded Inventory Management, Maintenance Logging, Lifecycle Costing, Savings Tracking and Trending functions, Conservation Analysis, Savings Evaluation, Energy Accounting, and Environmental Reporting Capabilities.

Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE)

The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE)Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. a nonprofit public benefits corporation, develops national initiatives to promote the manufacture and purchase of energy-efficient products and services. CEE's goal is to induce lasting structural and behavioral changes in the marketplace, resulting in the increased adoption of energy-efficient technologies. Visit: CEE's Premium-Efficiency Motors InitiativeLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..

CDA - Copper Development Association Inc.

CDALink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is a not-for-profit trade association for the copper and brass industry in the USA. For electrical and telecommunications markets, it publishes fact sheets, case histories, articles, books, videotapes and CD-ROMs on electrical energy efficiency, premium-efficiency motors and transformers, power quality, structured wiring and a wide range of other topics of pertinence to engineers, designers, specifiers and building owners. CDA also conducts seminars and courses on these subjects in cooperation with utilities, universities and the U.S. Department of Energy. Among its research efforts, CDA is managing the commercial development of the cast copper motor rotor - expected to cut motor losses by 20% or more.

CDA is a partner in the Motor Decisions Matter campaign and supports the CEE and NEMA Premium motor efficiency programs. It is an allied partner of the Motor Challenge program and promotes and distributes MotorMaster+ software. For an in-depth look at CDA and its information resources, visit the Copper pageLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..

Compressed Air Challenge

The mission of the Compressed Air Challenge (CAC)Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is to develop and provide resources that educate industry on the opportunities to increase net profits through compressed air system optimization. Compressed air typically is not viewed as a cost of production - but it is anything but "free." The generation of compressed air requires a huge amount of energy, and a piecemeal approach to building a compressed air system serves to worsen the problem through leaks, mismatched supply/demand, and inappropriate uses. The result is unreliability, energy waste, reduced productivity, and higher operating costs. Paying attention to your compressed air system has a number of benefits. Compressed air is a utility that is generated in-house. That means you have more control over it than any other utility. By learning more about efficient use of compressed air systems, you can improve efficiency, reduce costs, and increase productivity and reliability. This can lead to improved competitiveness, less downtime, and greater return on investment.

Electrical Apparatus Service Association, Inc. (EASA)

The Electrical Apparatus Service Association, Inc. (EASA)Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is an international trade organization of over 2,150 electromechanical sales and service firms in 50 countries. Through its many engineering and educational programs, EASA provides members with a means of keeping up to date on materials, equipment, and state-of-the-art technology.

Advanced Energy

Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Advanced EnergyLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is a North Carolina and national resource that focuses on industrial process technologies, motors and drives testing, and applied building science. Our facility houses state-of-the art laboratories, where we perform testing and applied research in all three of these evolving disciplines.

Productive Energy Solutions

Productive Energy Solutions LLCLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. provides training, consulting and turn-key project solutions for industrial plants and commercial and government facilities so they can make more productive and effective use of their mechanical and thermal systems.


The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting both economic prosperity and environmental protection. ACEEE fulfills its mission by:

  • Conducting in-depth technical and policy assessments
  • Advising policymakers and program managers
  • Working collaboratively with businesses, public interest groups, and other organizations
  • Organizing conferences and workshops
  • Publishing books, conference proceedings, and reports
  • Educating consumers and businesses

The Alliance to Save Energy

The Alliance to Save EnergyLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and energy security. Founded in 1977, the Alliance to Save Energy is a non-profit coalition of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders. The Alliance to Save Energy supports energy efficiency as a cost-effective energy resource under existing market conditions and advocates energy-efficiency policies that minimize costs to society and individual consumers, and that lessen greenhouse gas emissions and their impact on the global climate.

Hydraulic Institute

The mission of the Hydraulic Institute (HI)Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is to serve member companies and pump
users by providing product standards and a forum for the exchange of industry information.

Pump Systems Matter

Pump Systems Matter (PSM)Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. places a primary focus on pump systems education and outreach and addressed energy savings and total cost of pump ownership. This program is the first industry-led market transformation initiative in the United States.


Pump Systems Matter initiative helps North America pump users to gain a more competitive business advantage through strategic, broad-based energy management and pump system performance optimization.


To provide end-users, engineering consultants, and pump suppliers with tools and collaborative opportunities to integrate pump system performance optimization and efficient energy management practices into normal business operations.

Essential Elements

  • Build awareness of the definition and benefits of systems optimization. The audiences, at management, production and technical levels, would be both customers and the supply chain.
  • As awareness is built in the market, the service providers will need to build the capacity (staff, products, tools, branded marketing, etc.) to deliver solutions.
  • The energy efficiency community, energy suppliers, and HI (and other PSM sponsoring members) can play a role in educating, encouraging, and creating incentives for customers and trade partners to adopt systems optimization services.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

energy star logo ENERGY STAR® is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR offers many initiatives including ENERGY STAR for IndustryLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..

Sponsoring Utilities

All New York Energy $mart programs are funded by a System Benefits Charge (SBC) paid by electric distribution customers of Central Hudson, Con Edison, NYSEG, National Grid, Orange and Rockland, and Rochester Gas and Electric. NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation established in 1975, administers SBC funds and programs under an agreement with the Public Service Commission.

New York Energy $mart programs are designed to lower electricity costs by encouraging energy efficiency as the State's electric utilities move to competition. The programs are available to electric distribution customers (residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial) who pay into the SBC.

Last Updated: 09/30/2014