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.
Improve financial performance and reduce carbon emissions with EPA's strategic energy management approach.
The York County School Division, home to 18 schools, 1,800 employees, and more than 12,000 students, earned ENERGY STAR Leaders Top Performer recognition in 2009 for achieving superior energy performance across its portfolio of buildings with an average rating of 89. The division previously earned Leaders recognition for improving its energy efficiency by 10 percent in 2005 and 20 percent in 2006.
The York County School Division uses a two-pronged approach to increase energy efficiency, save money, and help the environment. First, engineering efforts were implemented to optimize systems, such as replacing outdated fluorescent lights with efficient T-8 lighting with electronic ballasts and installing digital building automation systems. Other energy-saving measures, such as occupancy sensors, heat wheels, variable-frequency pumping, and geothermal-linked heat pumps, were introduced during building renovations. The division's second approach centers on educating employees and students about the importance of energy efficiency and how they can influence it. Since 2005, the division has avoided costs in excess of $1.5 million.