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The ENERGY STAR® Emerging Technology Award is given to innovative technologies that meet rigorous performance criteria to reduce energy use and lower greenhouse gas emissions, without sacrificing features or functionality. The Award provides forward-thinking, environmentally conscious consumers and end users with a tool to identify and purchase cutting-edge technologies that offer energy savings and help to reduce their carbon footprint. Interested? Check out the technologies below for more information on savings opportunities and product availability.
Award Winning Technologies for 2014-2015:
Dryers are now one of the largest energy using appliances in the home. A typical dryer consumes more than 900 kWh annually, while a typical refrigerator uses just 455 kWh/year. Award-winning dryers will save you approximately 40% in energy compared to standard dryers, and reduce carbon emissions by 40%.
Commercial kitchen ventilation is the single biggest user of energy in a commercial food service facility. To reduce that energy consumption, Demand Control Kitchen Ventilation (DCKV) provides automated continuous control over fan speed in response to temperature, optical, or infrared sensors that monitor cooking activity or direct communication with cooking appliances.