For more than 20 years, EPA’s ENERGY STAR program has been the simple choice for energy-efficient products, buildings and plants, and new homes. When you choose ENERGY STAR, you see the difference in your utility bills. But what about the larger picture? Check out what we’ve achieved together over two decades of energy efficiency:
- Reduced costs. The savings you see every month really add up—the ENERGY STAR program has saved over $360 billion on utility bills since 1992.
- Protected the environment. When you choose energy-saving actions, it’s not just your utility bills that shrink; the amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that your actions produce is lowered as well. Altogether, the ENERGY STAR program has prevented more than 2 billion metric tons of GHG emissions.
- Done some good. Those GHG reductions create tangible societal benefits, due to a reduced impact on climate change. In 2014 alone, ENERGY STAR helped prevent $11 billion in damages to society.
- Made our mark. The ENERGY STAR has made a real impact on energy use in the United States, contributing to a 9% U.S. carbon footprint reduction since 2005.
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- Learn more about the ENERGY STAR program and accomplishments.