ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — The Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International has announced the launch of its new AMCA Fan Energy Waste Calculator hosted on the AMCA website.
The association developed the web tool to help participants in the AMCA Certified Ratings Program communicate the program’s benefits to members and the industry at large. The calculator estimates the wasted electricity resulting from a fan operating with higher energy consumption than expected, based on its manufacturer’s rating data.
The calculator’s output includes:
• Annual wasted energy (in kilowatt hours).
• Annual wasted energy budget (in any of the calculator’s 34 preprogramed countries’ currencies, based on the country’s average commercial electricity rate).
• Annual unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions (in tons of carbon dioxide equivalent).
“AMCA’s new Fan Energy Waste Calculator helps users better understand the costs of inefficiency,” said Nazme Mohsina, developer of the calculator. “With a few simple clicks, it is easy to make a data-driven argument for the use of cost-effective, energy efficient, AMCA-certified fans.”
The calculator can be used by engineers, contractors, and facility engineers to consider specifying that applicable products be certified by AMCA and ensure that specified AMCA-certified products are installed. The AMCA Certified Ratings Program independently verifies that manufacturers' fan performance data are correctly calculated and presented based on ratings test results.
The Fan Energy Waste Calculator can be accessed at http://amca.org/certified-listed/fanenergywastecalculator.php. An accompanying white paper that describes how and why the calculator was developed, documents underlying assumptions, and provides sources of data and examples of the calculator’s insights can be found in the AMCA White Paper Library at http://amca.org/resources/whitepapers.php.
For more information about AMCA International, visit www.amca.org.
Publication date: 5/23/2016