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American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

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

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.

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.

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.

Copper Development Association, Inc. - CDA

The Copper Development Association (CDA)Link 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 CDs 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NEMA Premium® Motors

NEMA Premium MotorsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. 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.


The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is a public benefit corporation created in 1975 by the New York State Legislature. NYSERDA administers the New York Energy $mart program, which is designed to support certain public benefit programs during the transition to a more competitive electricity market. Some 2,700 projects in 40 programs are funded by a charge on the electricity transmitted and distributed by the State's investor-owned utilities. The New York Energy $mart program provides energy efficiency services, including those directed at the low-income sector, research and development, and environmental protection activities.

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.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

ENERGY STARLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. 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 Utility

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: 09/19/2014