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 or apartment 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 and apartments use significantly less energy than typical new homes and apartments while delivering better comfort, quality, and durability.
Read these Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about EPA’s 2014 ENERGY STAR® National Building Competition. This four-page document provides information on recognition opportunities, eligibility, team formation, ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®, and benchmarking and improving water efficiency.
Read these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to learn more about EPA's 2015 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition. This seven-page document provides information on recognition opportunities, eligibility, teams, ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, the Data Release Report, and benchmarking and improving water efficiency.
Read these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to learn more about EPA's 2016 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: BOOTCAMP. This five-page document provides information on recognition opportunities, eligibility, teams, ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, the Data Release Report, and benchmarking and improving water efficiency.
Use this 23-page guide to plan and lead an energy or water efficiency competition of your own. This step-by-step workbook walks you through every detail and decision to help you create a competition that is right for you, your organization, and your community! Updated in October 2016, the guide includes examples of other energy- and water-saving contests from across the nation, as well as updated resources you can leverage in your own competition.
Teams from buildings across the nation compete in EPA’s ENERGY STAR National Building Competition to determine which building can reduce its energy use the most over the course of one year. Read about this year's competition and meet the competitors here.
This wrap-up report takes a look at EPA's first-ever National Building Competition. Learn how 14 contestants were able to collectively reduce energy consumption by more than 44 million kBtu a year, save more than $950,000, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions equal to the annual electricity use of nearly 600 homes. A University of North Carolina residence hall took home first place. Filled with photos, tips, and ideas, this easy-to-read report will get your creative juices flowing.