Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International Inc. recently launched a Web tool for calculating fan energy waste.
Hosted on the AMCA website, AMCA Fan Energy Waste Calculator was developed 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 electricity waste resulting from a fan operating with higher-than-expected energy consumption, 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 countries' average commercial electricity rate).
- Annual unnecessary greenhouse emissions (in tons of carbon-dioxide equivalent).
"AMCA's new Fan Energy Waste Calculator helps users better understand the costs of inefficiency," Nazme Mohsina, developer of the AMCA Fan Waste Calculator, said. "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."
Fan Energy Waste Calculator can be accessed at http://amca.org/certified-listed/fanenergywastecalculator.php. An accompanying white paper can be found at http://amca.org/resources/whitepapers.php.