On this, the second annual ENERGY STAR Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency celebrates the many individuals and organizations throughout the country who have helped protect the climate by saving energy, and challenges all Americans to "Do 1 Thing ENERGY STAR." MORE
In 2008 the set-top box (STB) was one of the biggest energy users in the American home. These devices, typically provided by cable, satellite, or phone companies, consumed 27 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity that year, as much as the entire state of Maryland. Thanks to ENERGY STAR and its partners, in 2013 the energy consumption associated with these products has been dramatically reduced, and the ENERGY STAR program is recognized as a practical, win-win solution to this serious problem. MORE
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its first ENERGY STAR specification for small network equipment (SNE), the devices that consumers and businesses use to connect to the Internet. Expanding into this new product category is part of the ENERGY STAR program's overall commitment to help prevent climate change by encouraging superior energy efficiency. MORE
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its first ENERGY STAR specification for data center storage products. Expanding into this new product category is part of the ENERGY STAR program's overall commitment to help prevent climate change by encouraging superior energy efficiency. MORE
Utilities and other organizations that sponsor energy efficiency programs are teaming up with EPA to leverage ENERGY STAR to help their customers improve building performance to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. MORE
Shortly after completing a broad stakeholder process to establish voluntary efficiency standards, all three major game console manufacturers have introduced next-generation boxes incorporating key elements of those ENERGY STAR standards. Consumers are already reaping the benefit of EPA's work with game console makers. MORE
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR program launched the 2013 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. Teams from more than 3,000 buildings around the country are competing to see which one can reduce its energy use the most. In support of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the competition calls for buildings to cut waste and become at least 20 percent more energy efficient by 2020.
EPA awarded Samsung Electronics’ DV457 – A1* clothes dryer the 2013 ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award, a first for clothes dryers. The emerging technology award recognizes products that are at the forefront of energy efficiency and climate protection. MORE
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the release of an upgrade to its popular online energy management and tracking tool, Energy Star Portfolio Manager. The upgraded tool can help businesses achieve the President’s call to make commercial buildings at least 20 percent more energy efficient by 2020. The new Energy Star Portfolio Manager delivers a more user-friendly interface, enhanced data sharing capabilities, better reporting, and for the first time, the ability to manage buildings across their lifecycle from design through occupancy.
Learn more about the upgraded Portfolio Manager tool: www.energystar.gov/NewPortfolioManager
More information about the benefits of benchmarking in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager: www.energystar.gov/datatrends
Summer is officially here and EPA's ENERGY STAR program is announcing its list of top ways to save energy, save money and protect the climate during the warm weather months. By taking a few simple steps, American families can find ways to save energy no matter their budget. MORE
Encourages "connected" features, including smart grid functionality
Under the new standards, ENERGY STAR certified refrigerators and freezers will use at least 10 percent less energy than models meeting 2014 federal minimum efficiency standards. If all refrigerators and freezers sold in the United States were to meet the updated requirements, energy cost savings would grow to more than $890 million each year and reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of those from more than one million vehicles.
On June 4th, 2013, EPA Deputy Regional Administrator Howard Cantor presented Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver with the 2013 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award for their continued outstanding leadership and commitment to saving energy and helping the environment by building and promoting ENERGY STAR certified homes. This presentation was part of a ceremony dedicating five new ENERGY STAR certified homes built by Habitat and its volunteers. MORE
“What does it take to get a product ENERGY STAR certified?”
In the fall of 2012, members of the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) conducted its 13th national survey for consumer awareness of ENERGY STAR. This survey aims to discover consumer awareness, understanding and use of the ENERGY STAR label. As in prior years, consumers in the 57 largest media markets were asked if they recognized the ENERGY STAR label, what they thought it meant and, for those that purchased an ENERGY STAR certified product or home, the influence the label had on their purchasing decision. MORE
In conjunction with ENERGY STAR and the EPA, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has launched a program to help new car and truck dealerships reduce energy consumption through the Agency’s ENERGY STAR program. MORE
Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its revision to the ENERGY STAR specification for imaging products. The revision raises the bar for the energy efficiency of some of the most common and frequently used equipment in offices and businesses. By updating the performance requirements for these products, the ENERGY STAR program continues to help American consumers and businesses prevent climate change by encouraging superior energy efficiency. MORE
Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its revision to the ENERGY STAR specification for commercial ovens. The revision raises the bar for the energy efficiency of commercial ovens, and expands the scope of the specification to include a broader range of products. Updating the performance requirements for these products is part of the ENERGY STAR program’s overall commitment to help prevent climate change by encouraging superior energy efficiency. MORE
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that Demarest Elementary School in Bloomfield, New Jersey, is the winner of EPA’s 2012 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. In its third year, the competition featured teams from across the country racing to improve energy efficiency, lower utility costs and protect health and the environment. Demarest Elementary School won the competition by demonstrating the largest percent-reduction in energy use, adjusted for weather and the size of the building. Demarest Elementary School was able to reduce its energy use by 52 percent in one year. Together, competitors cut their energy costs by more than $50 million.
The ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT (LCIT) Campaign, a nationwide effort to assist and recognize organizations for reducing the energy consumed by their IT equipment, had a strong start to 2013, with 38 organizations pledging to power manage 360,000 computers in January 2013. Saving up to $50 per desktop annually, computer power management automatically places computers into a low-power “sleep” mode after a period of inactivity. MORE
American homeowners can see how their home energy use measures up by using EPA’s free online energy assessment tool called the Home Energy Yardstick. The Yardstick is a simple performance-based tool that compares a home’s annual energy use to other similar homes. MORE
Earth Day is right around the corner and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is celebrating this important holiday by once again by announcing our top pledge drivers and inviting you to join all of us in changing the world with ENERGY STAR. Congratulations to: Georgia Power Company, Girl Scouts of the USA, Samsung Electronics, Nissan North America, and Ameren Illinois. MORE
Saving energy helps prevent climate change, but it will also help you save money, especially around tax time. Upgrade your equipment to ENERGY STAR models anytime this year and get credit on next year’s tax return. MORE
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are recognizing 118 awardees for their commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment. Recipients of the 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award include Sears Holdings Corporation, PepsiCo, JC Penney, Food Lion, USAA Real Estate, Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia, and Toyota.
On February 15, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its first ENERGY STAR specification for pool pumps. Expanding into this new product category is part of the ENERGY STAR program’s overall commitment to help prevent climate change by encouraging superior energy efficiency. MORE