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Look for the ENERGY STAR label on quality household appliances, home electronics, office equipment, heating and cooling equipment, windows, residential light fixtures, and more. ENERGY STAR products are made by all major manufacturers and are available at stores everywhere. VOLUNTARY PARTNERSHIPS ENERGY STAR is a voluntary partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, product manufacturers, local utilities, and retailers. Partners help promote efficient products by labeling with the ENERGY STAR logo and educating consumers about the unique benefits of energy efficiency products.
Lower Utility Bills
Energy-efficient homes cost less to heat and cool. Energy related improvements will provide immediate dollars on a monthly basis in terms of lower utility bills. Investments in energy-efficient upgrades add value to your home.
You can save 30 – 40% on your heating and cooling costs. The exact dollar amount will vary depending on your homes design, size and your personal comfort level. For example, savings can average between $200 and $400 per year with proper upgrades to a high-efficiency heating system.
Eliminating cold spots or overheated rooms makes a home comfortable. Many homeowners also report reduced dust and more comfortable humidity levels in winter and summer.
Most energy in our homes comes from the burning of fossil fuels (coal, natural gas) that produce pollution. A more efficient home produces less pollution.
- The average home is responsible for twice the air pollution than the average car. If one household in 10 used ENERGY STAR heating and cooling equipment, the change would prevent 17 billion pounds of air pollution and save about $1 billion in electricity costs.
- An average of 23,000 pounds of carbon dioxide are emitted annually in each American home.
- For every kilowatt hour of electricity saved in your home, you prevent about 2 1/2 pounds of carbon dioxide (the gas thought to be primarily responsible for global warming) from being emitted. You also prevent sulfur dioxide and nitrous oxides (a gas that creates smog) from being released. (One 60-watt light bulb used five hours per day for 30 days uses nine kilowatt hours of electricity.)
What the ENERGY STAR Brand Means
ENERGY STAR is the national symbol of energy efficiency, recognized by more than 60 percent of the American public. Last year alone, Americans with the help of ENERGY STAR saved about $10 billion on their energy bills while reducing greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 20 million cars. ENERGY STAR is administered by EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
ENERGY STAR brand products and services have a high level of consumer confidence.
In addition to labeled products, ENERGY STAR offers voluntary partnerships which promote energy efficiency, reduce air pollution, and save money for businesses large and small. Each year, these partnerships save over $1 billion in energy costs while also cutting air pollution. Whether you’re a small business or large corporation, they can benefit you, too. The ENERGY STAR Homes Program promotes partnerships with home builders to construct highly energy-efficient new homes. An energy-efficient, ENERGY STAR Home significantly lowers your utility bills, reduces air pollution, and increases resale value. ENERGY STAR Small Business is designed by and for small businesses and their advocates. The success stories are already rolling in. ENERGY STAR Buildings and Green lights spurs investment in energy-efficient building technologies with U.S. businesses. Energy efficient lighting, ventilation, heating and cooling technologies have cut many companies’ total energy bill by 30 percent or more. Also, it has encouraged widespread use of energy-efficient lighting. Methane Outreach promotes profitable opportunities for reducing methane and other greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. ENERGY STAR Label for Buildings – The Mark of Excellence in Energy Performance. Find out how your building’s energy performance compares against other similar use buildings in the United States and receive recognition for being among the nation’s best. Learn more about the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Program.