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Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers

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There are currently no energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial fans and blowers. Fans and blowers are found in both the industrial sector and the commercial sector. Fans and blowers are used for ventilation and circulation, and in industrial processes.

The Department of Energy (DOE) will conduct an analysis of the energy use, emissions, costs, and benefits associated with this equipment during any energy conservation standards rulemakings. The Standards and Test Procedures for this product are related to Rulemaking for Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers Energy Conservation Standard.


Recent Updates | Standards | Test Procedures | Waiver, Exception, and Exemption Information | Statutory Authority | Historical Information | Contact Information


Recent Updates

DOE published a notice of public meeting and availability of the framework document regarding energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial fans and blowers. 78 FR 7306 (Feb. 1, 2013). For more information, please see the rulemaking page.


Standards for Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers

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

Test Procedure for Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers

There are currently no test procedures for commercial and industrial fans and blowers.

Waivers, Exceptions, and Exemptions

Because there are no energy conservation standards or test procedures for commercial and industrial fans and, blowers, the provisions of 10 CFR part 431 subpart V and 10 CFR part 1003

Statutory Authority

Energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial fans and, blowers, are mandated by Part A–1, "Certain Industrial Equipment," of Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), as amended. (42 U.S.C. 6311–6317)

EPCA lists covered commercial and industrial equipment. (42 U.S.C. 6311(1)(A)-(L)). The list includes 11 types of equipment and a catchall provision for certain other types of industrial equipment classified as covered by the Secretary of Energy (Secretary). EPCA also specifies the types of equipment that can be classified as covered in addition to the listed equipment, and the criteria the equipment must meet. This equipment includes fans and blowers. (42 U.S.C. 6311(2)(A) and (B))

Historical Information

DOE issued a notice in which it proposed to determine that commercial and industrial fans and, blowers meet the statutory criteria for covered equipment. To classify equipment as covered commercial or industrial equipment, the Secretary must determine that classifying the equipment as covered equipment is necessary for the purposes of Part A-1 of EPCA. The purpose of Part A–1 is to improve the efficiency of electric motors, pumps, and certain other industrial equipment to conserve the energy resources of the nation. (42 U.S.C. 6312(b))

Helpful Links and Contact Information

Helpful Links

For software tools, training, and publications to help you make your fan system more energy efficient, visit the Advanced Manufacturing Office webpage.

To find tips and guidance for making your home, workplace, or vehicle more energy efficient, visit EnergySavers.gov.

Contact information

For more information related to the regulation of this product, please email:


CIFansBlowers@ee.doe.gov