For those looking to cut energy costs in industrial and commercial facilities – and let’s face it, who isn’t these days? – the Copper Development Association recently developed and released a CD-ROM that explains how to save money by selecting motors and transformers on the basis of energy efficiency rather than initial cost.

“Premium-Efficiency Motors & Transformers” examines some mechanical aspects of efficient motors and transformers, how they are made, and how they differ from standard products, as well as why they are worth the premium that may be paid at the time of purchase. Video segments show side-by-side comparisons of premium and standard products and highlights of manufacturing. The CD-ROM explains how to perform the simple math to analyze the total cost of ownership and details tools available to help make the right selection.

The disc is free and can be ordered via the organization’s Web site,, or by phone at 888-480-6687.