Right-size your building’s fans to reduce power usage and costs by using this new microsite

by Brianna Crandall — December 17, 2018 — The Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International recently announced the launch of a microsite dedicated to educating the buildings industry about the fan energy index (FEI) released earlier this year and supporting use of the metric in efforts to save energy, reduce operating costs, and accelerate decarbonization.

Developed by AMCA and member companies to support fan-efficiency codes, standards, regulations, and rebate programs, FEI is a wire-to-air, design-point metric emphasizing compliant fan selections based on operating points. It can be used by application and design engineers and other specifiers to size and select fan systems for commercial and industrial applications.

The Fan Energy Index Resources microsite contains deep links to applicable ANSI/AMCA standards; other model codes and standards (ASHRAE 90.1, International Energy conservation Code [IECC], California Title 20); peer-reviewed technical papers and conference presentations, regulatory dockets, and online training modules.

Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International is a not-for-profit association of manufacturers of fans, dampers, louvers, air curtains, and other air-system components for commercial HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning), industrial-process, and power-generation applications.

With programs such as certified ratings, laboratory accreditation, verification of compliance, and international standards development, the association’s mission is to advance the knowledge of air systems and uphold industry integrity on behalf of AMCA members worldwide.