ENERGY STAR products are independently certified to save energy without sacrificing features or functionality. Saving energy helps prevent climate change. Look for the ENERGY STAR label to save money on your energy bills and help protect our environment.
Improving your home's energy efficiency with ENERGY STAR can help to lower high energy bills, improve comfort and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Learn about the many ways to save in your home and track your progress with "My ENERGY STAR" - your new dashboard to savings.
A new home that has earned the ENERGY STAR label has undergone a process of inspections, testing, and verification to meet strict requirements set by the US EPA. ENERGY STAR certified homes use 15-30% less energy than typical new homes while delivering better comfort, quality, and durability.
Improve financial performance and reduce carbon emissions with EPA's strategic energy management approach.
As an alternative to the packages of energy features, manufacturers have the option of developing designs using computer software or procedures from the list of software available on the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) Web site; designs generated through the use of these procedures and/or software must be approved by the plant’s Certifier.
The major advantage of the computer analysis option is the ability to tailor the design to a specific location and design considerations. For example, lower equipment efficiencies can be combined with a lower home Uo-value using this approach. The principal disadvantage of this alternative is the cost and time associated with conducting the analysis.