Purchasing efficient products reduces energy costs without compromising quality for corporations, institutions, and governments. Take the steps outlined below to learn more about ENERGY STAR qualified products and specify them in your purchasing policies and contracts.
Specify ENERGY STAR products quickly and easily. All products that earn the ENERGY STAR are certified by independent organizations to ensure that they deliver the energy savings promised by the label. The following single clause in a contract is all that is needed:
The Vendor Must:
Provide products that earn the ENERGY STAR and meet the ENERGY STAR specifications for energy efficiency. The vendor is encouraged to visit energystar.gov for complete product specifications and updated lists of qualifying products.
Institutions have a wide range of purchasing options. Therefore, organizations should educate purchasing agents, upper management, and key stakeholders about their ENERGY STAR purchasing requirements, savings benefits, and available mechanisms for making these purchases. Use this template to help your organization reach out to these stakeholders.
One of the main goals of the ENERGY STAR program is to develop performance-based specifications that determine the most efficient products in a particular category. Products that meet these specifications earn the ENERGY STAR label.
ENERGY STAR specifications are then periodically revised to ensure relevancy under current market conditions. EPA and DOE strive to make certain that specifications differentiate the most efficient products and move the market toward more energy-saving designs.
ENERGY STAR has suspended specifications for the following products:
Battery Chargers External chargers used for products like power tools, yard care equipment and small household appliances, etc.
Displays Includes products such as computer monitors, digital picture frames, and professional signage.
Imaging Equipment Includes products such as copiers and fax machines, digital duplicators, mailing machines, and printers, scanners and all-in-ones.
Use these MS Excel-based calculators to estimate how much money and energy you can save purchasing ENERGY STAR products. For questions contact email@example.com.