Supporting the transition to FEI from FEG
- Model energy codes and standards
- USA state energy codes
- Metric version under development
New fan-efficiency metrics developed by AMCA International—fan energy index (FEI) and fan electrical power (FEP)—can be used to right-size fans and reduce power consumption in commercial and industrial air systems. Stay tuned to be able to search FEI rated fans and use our FEI calculation tool on our website.
- ANSI/AMCA Standard 208, Calculating Fan Energy Index (AVAILABLE FREE during 2019)
- ANSI/AMCA Standard 207, Fan System Efficiency and Fan System Input Power Calculation (for purchase)
- AMCA Publication 211, Certified Ratings Program Product Rating Manual for Fan Air Performance (no cost)
Model Codes & Standards:
ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1: The 2019 version of ASHRAE 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, contains FEI language. A list of fans that are exceptions to the FEI requirements is included. The standard can be purchased on the ASHRAE Bookstore website here.
International Energy Conservation Code (IECC): Based on the ASHRAE 90.1 Addendum for FEI, a proposal to replace FEG language with FEI language passed on the Consent Agenda at the ICC Public Hearing in October 2019. Thus, completion of FEI language in the 2021 IECC is only awaiting final balloting and approval by the ICC Board.
California Title 20 is part of the Appliance Efficiency Regulation and California Code of Regulations. It is administered by the California Energy Commission (CEC). The CEC initiated a Title 20 rulemaking for commercial and industrial fans and blowers in 2017. The public docket has all documents published by the CEC relating to the regulation, and all comments, proposals, and supplemental materials posted by stakeholders.
U.S. Department of Energy
In 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy began a rulemaking process with the intent to develop test/labeling and energy-efficiency standards for commercial and industrial fans, an initiative that was put on hold in 2017. Useful materials from the initiative are the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee Term Sheet, which documents consensus-voted recommendations toward the development of regulations, and the third Notice of Data Availability, a provisional analysis of economic impacts and energy savings that could result from promulgating a regulatory energy conservation standard for commercial and industrial fans and blowers.
- Appliance and Equipment Standards Rulemakings and Notices page for commercial and industrial fans and blowers
- ASRAC term sheet
- Public docket, which includes all published material and comments from stakeholders
FEI Latest News - HOT ITEMS!
- California Energy Commission—Open Docket comments for review
- Joint Proposal, September 15, 2017—AMCA International, energy-efficiency non-governmental organizations, and California Investor Owned Utilities (IOUs) developed a joint proposal to the CEC for how the Title 20 regulation could work for stand-alone fans.
- Draft Staff Report, June 11, 2018—The CEC published its initial thinking on the fan regulation in a staff report. Many of the recommendations in the joint proposal for stand-alone fans were reflected.
- Joint Comments, September 28, 2018—AMCA International, CEC, advocates, and IOUs advanced many FEI regulatory concepts regarding labeling, reporting. testing, and definitions.
ASIA AMCA Webinar: Fan Sizing/Selection & Energy Regulations
Tim Mathson, Chair, AMCA Fan Committee
Michael Ivanovich, Sr. Director, Global Affairs, AMCA International
FEI Online Training
In-depth PDH granting online training available about FEI
FEI Videos & Presentations:
- AMCA Advocacy Brief video—video from AMCA Senior Director of Global Affairs, Michael Ivanovich
- AMCA Fan Energy Index—an introductory AMCA video
- Fan Energy Regulations & Impact on Fan Selection— 2018 Air System Engineering and Technology (ASET) Conference–US, San Antonio, Texas
- Air System Motor, Drives—Sizing and Selection— 2018 Air System Engineering and Technology (ASET) Conference–US, San Antonio, Texas
- Revolutionary Method of Saving Energy for Commercial and Industrial Fan Systems—Presented at the 2017 ACEEE Summer Study for Industrial Energy Efficiency, Denver, Colorado. August 15-18, 2017
- New Efficiency Metric for Fans Enables New Approaches for Efficiency Regulations and Incentives—— Presented at the 9th International Conference on Energy Efficiency In Domestic Appliances And Lighting (EEDAL), Irvine, California, September 13-15, 2017
- Two New Metrics for Fan System Efficiency: Fan Energy Index and Fan Electrical Power—Presented at Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems (EEMODS'17), Rome, Italy., September 6-8, 2017
FEI Technical Papers, White Papers, & Articles:
- Applying Fan Energy Index (FEI) in Regulations and Applications—technical paper delivered at Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems (EEMODS'19)
- Fan Energy Index (FEI) for Energy-Saving Fan Selection—article from 2018, AMCA inmotion
- Meet the New Fan Energy Index—article from December 21, 2017, HPAC Engineering Magazine
- A New Efficiency Metric for Fans Enables New Approaches for Regulations and Incentives—article from 2017, AMCA inmotion
- Introducing the Fan Energy Index—October 2016, AMCA white paper.
- Update on U.S. Fan Energy-Efficiency Regulation—article from August 2016, HPAC Engineering.
- Revolutionary Method of Saving Energy for Commercial and Industrial Fan Systems—technical paper delivered at the 2017 ACEEE Summer Study for Industrial Energy Efficiency, Denver, Colorado. August 15-18, 2017
- New Efficiency Metric for Fans Enables New Approaches for Efficiency Regulations and Incentives—technical paper delivered at the 9th International Conference on Energy Efficiency In Domestic Appliances And Lighting (EEDAL), Irvine, California, September 13-15, 2017
- Two New Metrics for Fan System Efficiency: Fan Energy Index and Fan Electrical Power FEI Online Training FEI Latest News—technical paper delivered at Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems (EEMODS'17), Rome, Italy., September 6-8, 2017