If you are about to buy a new pump then carry out an energy review and don't just look at the price, look at our guide to Purchase an Efficient Pump
If you are considering a new pump system ask the installer to carry out an energy review and include this in the bid documents. Look at our guide to Installing an Efficient system
When specifying a new pump, ask for a high efficiency motor to be fitted. If you are replacing or rewinding a motor then evaluate the cost of fitting a High Efficiency motor remembering to factor in the running savings which will pay back any increase in cost. See our guide to Purchasing an Efficient Motor
Variable speed drives can be a simple way of reducing operating costs for any pumping system. Our guide to Using Variable Speed Drives shows you the benefits.
Invest in carrying out an energy audit. Review your utility bills and understand the energy you are using. Carry out an audit if:
There are significant savings that you can make straight away, for ideas look at our Case Studies
Learn more about Energy Efficient Pumping. You have taken the first step by visiting this site. Attend a course to understand more about this subject. Review our Events and Training. Use our Tools and Downloads
Learn more about total cost of ownership by purchasing the Europump Guide to LCC Analysis for Pumping Systems available at our Store.
Learn more about the benefits of variable speed pumping by purchasing the Europump Variable Speed Pumping: A Guide to Successful Applications, available at our Store.
Learn more about "Seven (7) Ways to Save Energy" by obtaining the video-based training program on energy savings with pump and pumping systems, available at our Store.
Take advantage of the financial savings that can be made from the Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme (ECA)
DEFRA, the Carbon Trust and the Inland Revenue have collaborated to produce a web site which explains this scheme in detail. Companies investing in renewable technology products or energy efficiency products now have the ability to offset 100% of their capital allowance in the first year. Providing the product appears on their Energy Technology List you can claim for the value of this product or a proportion of the overall cost if the product is a component of a larger installation. See the link to the ECA web site for further information.
Did you know that you can get Interest Free Loans
These loans are available from the Energy Savings Trust, for amounts ranging from £5000 to £50,000 for capital expenditure on energy efficient equipment.