Start the School Year with ENERGY STAR
EPA is encouraging students and their parents to support the environment by shopping for back-to-school clothes and supplies at retail stores that have earned the ENERGY STAR label. ENERGY STAR labeled stores have features that set them apart from typical stores, such as energy efficient lighting, registers that go to sleep when not in use, and store processes for shutting off equipment during closed hours. ENERGY STAR labeled stores are independently verified to meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by EPA. Stores that have earned the ENERGY STAR perform in the top 25% of stores nationwide, use at least 35% less energy and emit at least 35% less greenhouse gas emissions than their peers.