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Manufacturer Resources

Manufacturers can increase sales and customer loyalty by promoting the energy-saving and environmental benefits associated with ENERGY STAR.

Here’s how:

  1. Join

    The first step to manufacturing ENERGY STAR products is to review the appropriate program requirements and join the program.

  2. Qualify

    Starting January 1, 2011, new products that meet ENERGY STAR specifications must be certified by an EPA-recognized Certification Body (CB) before the product can be labeled with the ENERGY STAR mark. Upon certification of a product, the CB will notify the partner that the product meets the ENERGY STAR requirements and will submit the qualified product data to EPA for listing on the ENERGY STAR website. For additional information on third-party certification requirements, including a list of EPA-recognized CBs by product category, visit www.energystar.gov/3rdpartycert.

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  3. Label

    Once your product is certified by an EPA-recognized Certification Body, use the ENERGY STAR logo, consistent with the ENERGY STAR Brand Book, on products and promotional materials, and our Web Tools to differentiate your energy-efficient products. The Program Requirements for many product categories include a requirement that the product display the logo.

  4. Report

    Most ENERGY STAR manufacturing partners are required to report annually their qualified product unit shipment data. EPA collects unit shipment data to determine the market penetration of ENERGY STAR products and evaluate the overall performance of the program.

  5. Train

    Use ENERGY STAR training resources ENERGY STAR Training Center logo to enhance sales rep effectiveness.

  6. Promote

    ENERGY STAR offers a variety of marketing resources, including Web Tools and product-specific national campaigns. Identify joint marketing opportunities.

  7. Keep Informed

    To maintain ENERGY STAR’s commitment energy efficiency, our specifications are constantly updated. Stay on top of specifications in development and attend partner meetings.

  8. Build an Effective ENERGY STAR Strategy

    Develop an ENERGY STAR strategy that integrates ENERGY STAR into your corporate strategy.

  9. Get Recognized

    Now that you’ve developed your ENERGY STAR program, apply for Partner of the Year.

  10. Use ENERGY STAR to Save Energy within Your Organization

    Reduce your energy costs with ENERGY STAR buildings & plants, get tips on facility energy management, purchasing/procuring ENERGY STAR qualified products and, reducing computer energy use with monitor power management, and more.