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Pumps system data sought by Extended Motor Product Label Initiative (EMPLI)

The Hydraulic Institute (HI), North America’s largest trade association serving the pump industry, announced today a new data collection effort on pumping systems data. HI, working as part of the Extended Motor Product Label Initiative (EMPLI) consortium, is collaborating on “Designing a Program for Future Incentives for Energy Efficient Pumps and Pumping Systems.”  The data collection form, and more details, can be found at:


July 21, 2015
By PEM Magazine

Data will be used to support a new voluntary labelling initiative for pumps and extended pump products (defined as the pump, motor, drive and controls). The concept is to reflect the energy savings potential of the equipment as installed in motor and control system applications. The development of an “extended-product label” in combination with the data collected will help form the basis for easily implementable prescriptive rebate programs with deemed savings values

Support the EMPLI Pump Data Collection Project:
Participation of end-users in submitting pump and load profile data to the EMPLI survey will assist the effort by utilities, working with the pump industry through HI, to better determine the energy savings potential of new rebate/incentive programs. Any other organizations with knowledge of building services operating data for pumps and pumping systems are also welcome to participate.

Building Services – Pump Operating Data Sought: 
EMPLI created a data collection form for the purpose of providing building owners/operators an opportunity to share pump operating data with the EMPLI team.  A survey form can be downloaded from this site, and used to collect and report pump system operating data. Detailed instructions can be found on the survey.  Download the survey at:

All completed survey forms go directly to NEMA BIS, a third-party organization, under contract to CONFIDENTIALLY collect and perform analysis on all reported data.  Contact information for NEMA BIS can be found in the form.


The EMPLI team has set September 30, 2015 as the deadline for reporting, and encourages as many organizations as possible to promote/share this opportunity with end-users and others that have access to building service data. 

For questions about EMPLI or the data collection initiative, please contact:
Ethan A. Rogers, Senior Program Manager, Industry
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
Office: 202-507-4751
For more information on the Hydraulic Institute, visit