ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award for consumers

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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 2016:

Innovative Refrigerant Systems

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pleased to announce that Innovative Refrigerant Systems has been chosen as the 2016 ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award category.  The Award recognizes the best available low global warming (GWP) refrigerant systems that help to protect the environment while offering the consumer additional energy savings.

Demand Control Kitchen Ventilation (2015 – 2016 Award)

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.

Advanced Clothes Dryers

EPA is maintaining a list of clothes dryers that meet the 2014 Award criteria through 2016.  For more information visit the Advanced Clothes Dryer Award web page.

Did You Know?

Kitchen ventilation is the single biggest user of energy in a commercial food service facility. Installing an ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award-winning DCKV system could cut your energy use by 60% or more.