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Innovative pilot program provides financial incentives for commercial and residential installations of Grundfos’ ALPHA and MAGNADOWNERS 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.”To find a participating distributor and get involved with Efficiency Vermont’s High-Performance Circulator Pump Program, visit http://www.efficiencyvermont.com/pumps or call 888-921-5990.ABOUT GRUNDFOSWith an annual production of more than 16 million pumps, Grundfos is the global leader in advanced pump solutions and a trendsetter in water technology, specializing in circulator pumps for heating and air conditioning as well as centrifugal pumps for industrial applications, fire protection, water supply, wastewater and water treatment. In addition to pumps, Grundfos produces standard and submersible motors as well as state-of-the-art electronics for monitoring and controlling pumps. Since its inception in 1945, the company has flourished from one small factory in Bjerringbro, Denmark to a global corporation comprising more than 80 companies and over 18,000 employees. In 2012, Grundfos reported net revenues totaling $4 billion.This year, the company celebrates its 40th anniversary in the United States. In North America, Grundfos employs more than 1,600 people – 1,300 in the U.S. alone – and is continually expanding its regional expertise. Grundfos North America maintains operations, sales and service facilities in Olathe, Kan.; Allentown, Pa.; Fresno, Calif.; Brookshire, Texas; Aurora, Ill.; and Indianapolis. In Canada, Grundfos has a sales facility in Oakville, Ontario, and in Mexico, the company operates a manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosí and sales offices in Monterrey and Mexico City. Grundos’ ALPHA and MAGNA products listed above are manufactured in Fresno, California. High on the company’s corporate agenda is an active commitment to improving the environment. Grundfos contributes to global sustainability by pioneering technologies that improve quality of life for people and care for the planet. For more information, visit http://www.grundfos.us, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.ABOUT EFFICIENCY VERMONTEfficiency Vermont was created by the Vermont Legislature and the Vermont Public Service Board to help all Vermonters reduce energy costs, strengthen the economy, and protect Vermont’s environment. For more information, contact Efficiency Vermont at 888-921-5990 or visit http://www.efficiencyvermont.com.