Parsippany, NJ, â€“ Hidden to the general public, pumps are constantly at work behind the scenes: providing clean water, heating and cooling; generating energy and ensuring we can continue to manufacture and produce goods. While commercial and industrial pumping systems can account for over 25% of electricity use in North America, the Hydraulic Institute (HI) and its members are working hard to reduce that load. The ultimate goal: lower the energy required, increase the system reliability and add to the end-userâ€™s - and general publicâ€™s - bottom line.
To coincide with its upcoming 100th Anniversary, HI will host the 2017 Pump Industry Excellence Awards to recognize organizations that share that goal. From safeguarding the health and vibrancy of water resources, to demonstrating a commitment to technological progress and innovation, to ensuring an energy efficient future in North America, HI will be recognizing those organizations who are committed to excellence and a sustainable future. Nominations will be judged on their overall impact as measured by reliability, efficiency, cost savings and public service. Special consideration will be given for implementing new technologies, utilizing new methods and advancing new processes.
â€śWe wanted to do our part to recognize those truly outstanding organizations that have made serious commitments to achieving excellence through pump and system optimizationâ€ť, said Michael Michaud, HIâ€™s Executive Director. â€śThese organizations all know the importance of pumping systems to their processes and that if we are going to make real advancements in this area, we need to work together. By recognizing others who are committed to energy efficiency, sustainability and technical innovation we hope to raise the awareness of our industryâ€™s significant contributions as well.â€ť
The awards are made possible through the sponsorship of HI member companies. There are three awards categories. Organizations, institutions, and companies may be nominated in all categories that apply.
Energy Efficiency: sponsored by Taco Comfort Solutions - awarded to the company or organization which, through their pump/system related activities, have made a significant impact on the advancement of Energy Efficiency in North America.
Environmental Impact: sponsored by Xylem - awarded to the company or organization which, through their pump/system or related activities, has made a significant contribution to overall health and vibrancy of the Water Resources in North America.
Innovation and Technology: sponsored by Sulzer Pumps - awarded to a North American company or organization which, through their commitment and acceptance of pump/system related technologies, has demonstrated a commitment to progress and innovation.
Nominations will remain open through October 31, 2016. Three finalists in each award category will be selected in January 2017 and the winners will be announced at the Centennial Celebration Gala on March 10, 2017 at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida.
Eligibility criteria and instructions on submitting a nomination are available at www.Pumps.org/Excellence. For questions about this new awards program contact awards@Pumps.org.
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