Commercial and Industrial Pumps

Department of Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) has set new standards for commercial and industrial pumps. Pumps exist in numerous applications, including agriculture, oil and gas production, water and wastewater, manufacturing, mining, and commercial building systems.


    Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial and Industrial Pumps

    Summary: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), as amended, sets forth a variety of provisions designed to improve energy efficiency. Part C of Title III establishes the “Energy Conservation Program for Certain Industrial Equipment.” The covered equipment includes pumps. In this final rule, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) adopts new energy conservation standards for pumps. DOE has determined that the new energy conservation standards for pumps would result in significant conservation of energy, and are technologically feasible and economically justified.

    Type of Regulation: Energy Conservation Standard

    Rulemaking Link: Rulemaking Webpage

    Docket ID: EERE-2011-BT-STD-0031

    Effective Date of Rulemaking: The effective date of this rule is March 28, 2016. Compliance with the new standards established for pumps in this final rule is required on and after January 27, 2020.


    Comment Period Close Date: Closed

    Where to Comment: EERE-2011-BT-STD-0031

    AHRI Comments to Previous Stages of Rulemaking:

    • 2013-05-02 — AHRI Comment response to the published Framework Document
    • 2013-02-20 — Public Meeting Transcript: Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial and Industrial Pumps
    • 2011-07-13 — AHRI comment response to Request for Information - Commercial and Industrial Pumps

    Staff Contact: Laura Petrillo-Groh

    There currently are no energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial pumps.


    To determine compliance with DOE standards, manufacturers must follow the test procedures specified at 10 CFR 431.462 for commercial and industrial pumps manufactured or distributed into commerce.

    Final Rule: Test Procedures, Federal Register, 81 FR 4086 (January 25, 2016)

    NOPR and public meeting; correction, Federal Register, 80 FR 22939 (April 24, 2015)

    NOPR and Rule Making, Federal Register, 80 FR 17586 (April 1, 2015)

    Docket No. EERE-2013-BT-TP-0055 contains all notices, public comments, public meeting transcripts, and supporting documents.

    AHRI comments to rulemaking:


    Not currently an Energy Star certified product.

    Current Product Specifications:


    In Development:


    Applying for Energy Star:

    To qualify a new product, contact an EPA-recognized Certification Body (CB) to have the product's performance certified. A list of EPA-recognized CBs, as well as an overview of EPA's third-party certification procedures, is available at Third-Party Certification. AHRI is an EPA-recognized CB. Email [email protected] for more information.

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