ENERGY STAR Major Milestones

2017

2016

2015

  • ENERGY STAR and its partners saved American families and businesses over $400 billion in energy costs since 1992
  • Americans purchase more than 300 million ENERGY STAR certified products, for a cumulative total exceeding 5.5 billion products (excluding purchases of light bulbs)
  • New program requirements for ENERGY STAR certified homes begin to become effective in states adopting 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) or equivalent (Version 3.1)
  • ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® DataTrends available for 16 property types
  • Congress directs EPA to develop a recognition program for energy efficient tenant spaces under the ENERGY STAR program 
  • Clothes dryers became a new ENERGY STAR product category this year
  • Eight updates to the ENERGY STAR product requirements effective this year including TVs, clothes washers, room air conditioners, water coolers, and water heaters

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

  • ENERGY STAR, through its work with the U.S. auto manufacturing industry, provide first plant energy performance indicator for this industry
  • Three new ENERGY STAR product categories effective this year including fryers and steam cookers
  • Ten updates to the ENERGY STAR product requirements effective this year including TVs, light bulbs, telephones, clothes washers, room air conditioners, ceiling fans, traffic signals, and roof products

2002

2001

2000

1999

1998

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

1992

1991

  • EPA introduces Green Lights program, a partnership to promote efficient lighting systems in commercial and industrial buildings (later integrated into ENERGY STAR)

Please note that the dollar figures in the milestones above are valued in the year for which they were originally reported.
For additional details about ENERGY STAR achievements see energystar.gov/numbers