As the largest association of pump producers in North America, theHydraulic Institute(HI, Parsippany, NJ) has renewed its commitment to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to raise awareness of new methods for increasing energy efficiency among manufacturers, purchasers, and users of pumps and pumping systems. HI representatives recently attended a DOE-sponsored "Allied Partner Workshop" in Washington, where the Institute and DOE shared ideas for future efforts. HI also was commended for its outreach initiatives that tie in to promoting energy conservation among end-users of pumps and pumping systems.