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.
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Ballasted roofing systems are fairly common and consist of a membrane that is usually loose laid on the roof deck and held in place by the weight of a natural stone or precast concrete pavers. The weight of the stone or pavers employs the force of gravity to hold the roof membrane in place and counter the uplift forces of wind.
While not technically an “ENERGY STAR” roof, recent research by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) indicates that ballasted roof systems can save energy. To learn more about this, please visit: http://www.ornl.gov/sci/roofs+walls/staff/papers/21.pdf
A green roof, or rooftop garden, is a vegetative layer grown on a rooftop. Green roofs provide shade and remove heat from the air through evapotranspiration, reducing temperatures of the roof surface and the surrounding air. Green roofs absorb heat and act as insulators for buildings, reducing energy needed to provide cooling and heating. For more information on green roofs, please visit: http://www.epa.gov/heatisland/mitigation/greenroofs.htm