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PRESS RELEASE : Fluke supports national Efficiency First trade association as Capitol Circle member

EVERETT, Wash. – Fluke Corporation, the global leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology, has joined the national Efficiency First trade association as a major financial supporter and partner in the Efficiency First Capitol Circle. Efficiency First is a national nonprofit trade association that unites the Home Performance workforce, building product manufacturers and related businesses and organizations in the escalating fight against global warming and rising energy costs. Efficiency First represents its members in public policy discussions at the state and national levels, to promote the benefits of efficiency retrofitting and to help the industry grow to meet unprecedented demand for quality residential energy improvements.

“Fluke is very excited to partner with Efficiency First and its private and governmental member organizations to promote energy efficiency best practices and work toward an energy-efficient future,” said Michael Stuart, senior product manager for Fluke Thermography. “We feel strongly that Fluke test tools and training programs will help Efficiency First complete its important mission.”

Fluke manufactures a variety of test tools and provides training essential in home energy monitoring, diagnosis and retrofits, including infrared thermography, power quality monitoring, testing of heating, ventilation, air conditioning/refrigeration (HVAC/R) and electrical systems and indoor air quality (IAQ) diagnosis. Fluke thermal imagers are essential energy auditing and inspection tools to detect missing insulation and find air leakage in the building envelope for weatherization purposes, discover and document moisture intrusion, inspect roofing for leaks and deficiencies, examine electrical and mechanical equipment for performance and safety issues, and perform many other troubleshooting and maintenance tasks.

According to Efficiency First, “residential efficiency improvements can reduce energy waste in most homes by 20 to 40 percent. A nationwide initiative to improve the efficiency of America’s 128 million homes has the potential to unlock significant reductions in building-related greenhouse gas emissions, improve national security by reducing our dependence on foreign oil, and generate long-term energy savings for American consumers. Expansion of the Home Performance industry also represents a crucial path to economic growth in the face of historically high unemployment and unprecedented weakness in the construction and manufacturing sectors.”

Fluke Corporation

Visit Building Infrastructure Waste to see how Fluke products can help home and building energy-saving needs. For information on the full range of Fluke thermal imaging products, visit the Fluke Thermal Imaging Solution Center or contact Fluke Corporation, P.O. Box 9090, Everett, WA USA 98206-9090, call 800-760-4523 or e-mail thermography@fluke.com or visit the Fluke Web site at: Thermal Imaging Solutions Center. The following areas also provide excellent information on related products and solutions: Fluke Energy Answers, Fluke HVAC - IAQ Solution Center, Fluke Electrical Solution Center.

About Fluke

Fluke Corporation is the leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, metrologists and building diagnostic professionals who install, troubleshoot, and manage industrial electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes for quality control as well as conducting building restoration and remediation services. In the past five years, Fluke tools won more than 50 industry awards, including Test and Measurement World Best in Test, Control Engineering Engineer’s Choice, and Plant Engineering Product of the Year. Fluke is a registered trademark of Fluke Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

About Efficiency First

Efficiency First is a national nonprofit trade association that unites the Home Performance workforce, building product manufacturers and related businesses and organizations in the escalating fight against global warming and rising energy costs. Efficiency First represents its members in public policy discussions at the state and national levels, to promote the benefits of efficiency retrofitting and to help the industry grow to meet unprecedented demand for quality residential energy improvements. For more information on Efficiency First, visit www.efficiencyfirst.org or contact: Efficiency First, 1167 Mission St. 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. Email: info@efficiencyfirst.org. Phone: (415) 728-9775.