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Appendix B: Useful Web Sites
The Canadian Energy Efficiency Centre was created by the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance to help facilitate and ease access to energy efficiency information and resources. The Alliance promotes and advances energy efficiency and its related benefits to the economy and the environment.
The Industrial Technologies Program works with U.S. industry to improve industrial energy efficiency and environmental performance.
A non-profit organization, IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for the advancement of technology.
NEMA is the trade association of choice for the electrical manufacturing industry, and is the largest trade association for manufacturers of electrical products in the United States.
The Electrical Equipment Manufacturers Association of Canada (EEMAC) is the meeting place for over 80 companies involved in the manufacturing and sale of electrical products, systems, and components in Canada. EEMAC focuses on the economic well-being of the industry.
Utility Case Studies, such as this one offers further examples as the VFD installed in a rubber manufacturing plant.
Presentations and useful references are available that support the triple bottom line that energy efficiency provides, i.e.:

  • Economic Prosperity
  • Environmental Performance
  • Social Responsibility
Natural Resources Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency offers online help such as:

  • Description
  • Estimated Savings
  • Purchasing Tips
  • Other useful links including manufacturing.
Fact sheets such as the above provide additional support.
There are many more resources, such as the Hydraulic Institute which is a market transformation initiative created to assist North American pump system users gain a more competitive business advantage through strategic, broad-based energy management and pump system performance optimization. A primary objective of the initiative is to change the decision-making process for the purchase of pumping systems and additional resources, such as the VFD is available.

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