Fan Energy Index (FEI)- Department of Energy Fan Efficiency Regulations

Presented by:   David Maletich   

Tuesday, March 26 from 10:30 AM until 11:45 AM, Napa A

The Department of Energy has completed rulemaking to regulate energy consumption of commercial and industrial fans and blowers. The effective date of this rule is May 31, 2023. All representations of energy efficiency and energy use... must be made...beginning October 30, 2023. The final rule requires the fan and blower selection for most uses meet minimum energy efficiency requirements. The rule applies for fans and blowers from 1 horsepower and above to 150 horsepower. California has also regulated fan and blower efficiency requirements and has database and labeling requirements. The regulations will change what fans are offered in the marketplace and how fan and blower selections are evaluated and made. Understanding what the Fan Energy Index, (FEI), is and how it is calculated will be necessary to make efficient fan and blower selections.