In this booklet on the 20th anniversary of the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program, ENERGY STAR honors a remarkable partnership between American businesses and the federal government that is transforming how America uses energy.
Since the first ENERGY STAR certified building in 1999, ENERGY STAR has worked to bring thousands of organizations in the commercial building marketplace to the forefront of energy efficiency and climate stewardship. This report gives an overview of the first decade of the program from 1999-2009, includes many photos of interesting buildings, and provides brief case studies of notable ENERGY STAR certified properties.
This booklet is a retrospective on how the ENERGY STAR Products program started and grew to include ENERGY STAR products in more than 60 categories. More than 80 percent of U.S. consumers recognize and understand the label, collectively buying an estimated 300 million ENERGY STAR qualified products every year.
This fact sheet provides background for rural utilities about potentially relevant ENERGY STAR products, tools, and resources based on the experience of energy efficiency programs throughout the nation.