Grundfos chosen for Vermont pump program

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Downers Grove, Ill. — Grundfos’ ultra-efficient ALPHA and MAGNA pumps have been designated to participate in Efficiency Vermont’s High-Performance Circulator Pump Program. The program promotes the installation of high efficiency pumps in Vermont homes and businesses.

Efficiency Vermont, an organization that provides energy efficiency services to homes and businesses throughout the state, designed the pilot program to provide a new opportunity for Vermonters to save energy and money. It provides technical assistance and financial incentives for qualifying circulator pumps at the wholesale level, enabling Vermont distributors to partner with contractors to deliver high-value, high-performance energy saving equipment to the marketplace.

“Through Efficiency Vermont’s High-Performance Circulator Pump Program, contractors are able to offer homeowners premium products like Grundfos’ MAGNA and ALPHA at a very attractive price position ,” said Terry Teach, business development director for Grundfos North America. “Our products are easy-to-install, highly reliable and – most importantly – they offer significant energy savings of up to 85percent.”

The Hydraulic Institute estimates that 10 percent of global electricity is consumed by pumps, and optimized pump technology is one of the key elements to reducing this number. Efficiency Vermont’s High-Performance Circulator Pump Program allows contractors to contribute to the solution by installing energy-efficient circulators like Grundfos’ ALPHA and MAGNA.

Both the ALPHA and MAGNA help end users save energy, as well as money on their utility bills, through Grundfos’ patented AUTOADAPT™ technology. AUTOADAPT allows the pump to automatically analyze the system, find the optimum setting and adjust its operation to changes in demand. Thanks to AUTOADAPT and other optimized functions, ALPHA and MAGNA can help end users realize energy savings of up to 85 percent when compared with conventional circulators.

“Efficiency Vermont is always on the lookout for innovative new technologies that can help our customers save money and energy,” said Jim Merriam, director of Efficiency Vermont. “This initiative will make a new opportunity for savings available for Vermonters, while also supporting our longstanding goal of helping distributors and contractors stock and promote the most efficient and innovative products on the market.”

URELL, Grundfos’ sales representative in New England, played an instrumental role in helping Efficiency Vermont plan and launch its High-Performance Circulator Pump Program. In addition to sharing expertise on the pump market in Vermont and nationwide, URELL provided valuable insight into trade channels, as well as relevant data on technology trends in the marketplace.

“We are excited to see an organization like Efficiency Vermont take steps to make the state more efficient by promoting technology such as Grundfos’ AUTOADAPT,” said David Urell, president and owner of URELL. “We share the goal of helping homes and businesses reduce energy use, save money and help protect the environment.”

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