Helpful Resources - Organizations
Copper Development Association Inc. (CDA)
CDA is a trade association representing the copper and brass industries in the USA, and is affiliated with an international network of copper centers in 23 countries. CDA offers a free CD-ROM on energy-efficient motors (and transformers), including video and text segments on life-cycle cost analysis, how the energy-efficient motors are made, and how they are different from standard products. CDA also offers a host of case histories and technical papers, most of which can be viewed or downloaded from their website.
Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA)
EASA is an international trade organization of over 2,150 electromechanical sales and service firms in 50 countries. On its website, search for motor sales and service centers in your area under “Find A Member,” or check out the “Seminars” section for comprehensive, skill-oriented technical and management seminars. The site also contains other useful materials and links under “Industry Info” (references interspersed throughout this section).
Motor Decisions Matter (MDM)
Motor Decisions Matter is a national campaign encouraging the use of sound motor management and planning as a tool to cut industry’s 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. The website has a number of publications, case studies, fact sheets, a list of campaign sponsors, and links to the resources listed on the following pages, as well as other websites.
U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE): Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) BestPractices
Sponsored by the EERE, ITP BestPractices offers a wide array of resources, including motor tip sheets, motor efficiency case studies, technical publications, software, and a training and event calendar. Information about optimizing compressed air, steam, pumping, HVAC and other industrial systems is also available. Information can be downloaded from the website or can be obtained by calling the EERE Information Center at 877-337-3463.
U.S. DOE ITP: Energy Matters - Information and Energy Solutions for Industry
Energy Matters is the quarterly newsletter of ITP BestPractices. Sign up for email delivery and receive in-depth articles to help industry professionals save energy, reduce costs, and increase productivity.
U.S. DOE ITP: E-Bulletin - Online information resource
E-Bulletin is a monthly source of news and resources from DOE's Industrial Technologies Program (ITP). Each monthly edition has industrial news highlights, and announcements about new tools and resources, training events, and project opportunities.
U.S. DOE EERE: Information Resources Catalog
The EERE Information Resources Catalog provides access to hundreds of information products on industrial technologies, including motors and adjustable-speed drives. Brochures, success stories, technical “roadmaps,” and tip sheets are available, among many other materials. Search by program area or product category, alphabetically or by keyword. Most of the documents listed in the catalog can be viewed, downloaded, or ordered from the EERE Information Center from the website or at
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan): Heads Up CIPEC
This twice-monthly newsletter is produced by the Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) a voluntary partnership between the Government of Canada and industry. Timely articles provide information and tools to improve industrial energy efficiency, improve industrial energy intensity and reduce energy-related industrial greenhouse gases (GHGs) and air pollution.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association
NEMA is the trade association for the electromechanical industry.