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ENERGY STAR Web Page Content Suggestions for Manufacturers

To help build your ENERGY STAR Web page, below is some recommended content that both introduces ENERGY STAR to your customers, as well as provides some basic benefits associated with your products. Feel free to use this content in a flexible manner to suit your Web needs and product areas.

To help you save energy and money and make a difference for the environment, PARTNER X is proud to offer you ENERGY STAR qualified [PRODUCTS] that save energy and help protect the environment, without sacrificing features or performance.

What is ENERGY STAR?

Products that earn the ENERGY STAR use less energy and prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. With energy costs and climate change top-of-mind for consumers, PARTNER X is committed to offering solutions that help consumers conserve energy and improve the quality of our environment.

ENERGY STAR not only saves you money, it helps protect the environment

The typical household spends $1,900 a year on energy bills. With ENERGY STAR, you can save nearly $600 on energy bills. By choosing [Brand] ENERGY STAR qualified [PRODUCT], you can save you up to $x annually on your energy bills.

But more than saving energy, ENERGY STAR also makes a difference for the environment. Did you know that the average house can be responsible for twice the greenhouse gas emissions as the average car? That’s because every time you flip on a light switch, run your dishwasher, or turn on your air conditioner, you use energy, which means more greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. So the more energy we can save through energy efficiency, the more we help to reduce greenhouse gases and the risks of climate change.

So join PARTNER in making a difference with ENERGY STAR. Go to www.energystar.gov for more information.

Suggested Content for the Benefits of Your ENERGY STAR Qualified Product

Lighting

ENERGY STAR qualified lighting:

  • Replace the five most frequently used light fixtures in your home or the light bulbs in them with ENERGY STAR qualified ones, and you could save more than $65 each year in energy costs.

ENERGY STAR qualified light fixtures:

  • Use 75% less energy (than standard incandescent fixtures)
  • Come with long-lasting pin-based bulbs that last up to 10 times longer than standard incandescent bulbs
  • Offer automatic daylight shut-off and motion-sensing features on outdoor fixtures
  • Generate 70% less heat than incandescent light fixtures
  • ENERGY STAR qualified fixtures must have a 2-year manufacturer warranty (double the industry standard)
  • Do not hum, buzz, or flicker

ENERGY STAR qualified light bulbs:

  • Use at least 75% less energy (than incandescent bulbs)
  • Last up to 10 times longer than incandescent lighting
  • Come in different shapes and sizes, including spiral and globe, to fit in most residential fixtures
  • Are convenient in hard-to-reach or high-use fixtures, as they need replacing less often
  • Generate 70% less heat than incandescent light bulbs
  • ENERGY STAR qualified bulbs offer a 2-year manufacturer warranty (double the industry standard)
  • Do not hum, buzz, or flicker

ENERGY STAR qualified ceiling fan light kits:

  • Use 75% less energy
  • Have long-lasting bulbs that last up to 10 times longer (only have to be replaced once every 7 years on average)
  • Generate 70% less heat than standard incandescent light kits

ENERGY STAR qualified ceiling fans:

  • Move air 15–20% more efficiently than conventional ceiling fans
  • Are 50% more energy efficient when coupled with an ENERGY STAR qualified ceiling fan light kit
  • ENERGY STAR qualified ceiling fans can save consumers $9 a year; qualified fan and light combinations offer the greatest savings.

Appliances

ENERGY STAR qualified clothes washers:

  • Use about 30% less energy and 35-50% less water than standard models
  • Saves enough water to do over 300 loads of laundry
  • Save energy due to high speed spin options which remove more water, reducing drying time
  • Use an average of 18-25 gallons of water per load, compared to the 40 gallons used by a standard machine

ENERGY STAR qualified dishwashers:

  • Are 20% more energy efficient
  • Can contain internal water heaters and soil sensors
  • Have internal water heaters that save up to 10% on water heating costs
  • Use an average of 800 fewer gallons of water per year

ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerators:

  • A new ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerator uses less energy than a 75-watt light bulb run continuously
  • Have better insulation to keep refrigerated air from escaping
  • Use efficient compressors
  • Have more precise temperature and defrost mechanisms to regulate temperature more effectively

Heating and Cooling

ENERGY STAR qualified HVAC:

  • ENERGY STAR qualified heating products are up to 15% more efficient due to:
    • Improved combustion
    • Modulation distribution fan/pumps
    • Better heat exchangers
    • Electric ignition (instead of pilot light)
  • ENERGY STAR qualified cooling products are 20-25% more efficient due to:
    • Larger heat exchangers
    • Modulating fans/compressors
    • Better expansion valves
  • ENERGY STAR qualified heating and cooling products can save 10-30% of all household energy consumption through the latest improvements in energy efficiency

ENERGY STAR qualified room air conditioners:

  • ENERGY STAR qualified room air conditioners exceed minimum federal standards for energy consumption by at least 10% due to features like:
    • High-efficiency compressors
    • Fan motors
    • Heat transfer surfaces
    • Timers
    • Improved insulation
    • More efficient motors and improved insulation make ENERGY STAR qualified room air conditioners quieter than conventional models

Programmable thermostats:

  • Have a pre-set energy saving program (four settings a day) that both a weekday and weekend option
  • Allow different temperatures to be set at different times of the day
  • Include a feature to reduce the amount of auxiliary heat from a multi-stage heat pump
  • Must match existing heating/cooling equipment cycle rate

ENERGY STAR qualified dehumidifiers:

  • Costs less to own and operate
  • Use about 10% less energy to remove the same amount of moisture as a similarly-sized conventional unit
  • A 40-pint ENERGY STAR qualified dehumidifier can save consumers roughly $10 per year. Over the life of the unit, that’s almost enough to pay for the dehumidifier!

ENERGY STAR qualified room air cleaners:

  • ENERGY STAR qualified room air cleaners are 35% more efficient than conventional models
  • Must meet minimum UL safety requirements
  • Must meet a stringent CADR/Watt requirement, while minimizing energy use
  • Cost less to operate

ENERGY STAR qualified home electronics:

  • 40% of all electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while the products are turned off. ENERGY STAR qualified electronics products in the “off” position use up to 50% less energy than conventional models.
  • Because they produce less heat, ENERGY STAR office products provide an additional 15-30% savings by reducing cooling loads.
  • By 2015, home electronics and small appliances will be responsible for almost 30% of all household electricity use.

ENERGY STAR qualified office equipment:

  • Because they produce less heat, ENERGY STAR office products reduce cooling loads by about 15%, and up to 30% in warmer climates, further reducing energy bills
  • ENERGY STAR qualified office products use about half as much electricity as standard equipment – saving half in utility costs.
  • ENERGY STAR qualified computers, copiers, faxes, printers, monitors, scanners and multifunction devices automatically go into “sleep” mode after periods of inactivity.
    • “Sleep” mode helps office products run cooler and last longer
    • ENERGY STAR qualified computers use 75% less energy in “sleep” mode
    • ENERGY STAR qualified copiers use 40% less energy in “sleep” mode