10 Facts About Energy Star


Energy Star is a program run by the U S Environmental Protection Agency and U S Department of Energy that promotes energy efficiency.

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The Energy Star label is found on more than 75 different certified product categories, homes, commercial buildings, and industrial plants.

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Elements of the Energy Star Program are being implemented in Japan, Taiwan, and Switzerland, as well as by Energy Star Canada.

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Energy Star program was established by the Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 and operates under the authority of the Clean Air Act, section 103, and the 2005 Energy Policy Act, section 131 .

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The DOE manages Home Performance with Energy Star and provides technical support, including test procedure development for products and some verification testing of products.

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Energy Star specifications differ with each item, and are set by the EPA.

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Energy Star is awarded to only certain bulbs that meet strict efficiency, quality, and lifetime criteria.

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New homes or apartments that earn the Energy Star label have been verified to meet energy efficiency requirements set by U S EPA.

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Energy Star program has developed energy performance rating systems for several commercial and institutional building types and manufacturing facilities.

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Energy Star ratings have been compared to other clean energy rating systems and green building certification systems such as those by independent firms like MiQ, or LEED certifications for office buildings.

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