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.
This 26-page report from Portland Energy Conservation Inc. (PECI) presents an overview of best practices associated with the use of portable dataloggers. This document describes the importance and advantages of short-term diagnostic monitoring for building owners and managers. It also provides a sample of typical points to monitor, presents examples of data-logger findings (case studies), offers tips on how to choose a complete portable datalogging system, and gives a short list of companies that sell the products.
When establishing energy performance targets early in a project’s design stage, exact fuel mix and energy costs are often not known. In these cases, Portfolio Manager and Target Finder will provide an estimated fuel mix and energy cost to help you assess how to reach your target performance level. Reference this 7-page document for information about using Portfolio Manager and Target Finder to estimate fuel mix and energy cost.
If you couldn't make it to one of EPA's ENERGY STAR live online training sessions --- or you just can't wait to learn how to save energy in your facility or organization --- view one of these pre-recorded ENERGY STAR training sessions. ENERGY STAR training sessions will equip you with the skills and resources necessary to achieve your goals, whether you want to learn how to benchmark your building's energy use or are seeking information about financing equipment upgrades.
Use this sample letter to make an official commitment on behalf of your organization to purchase ENERGY STAR certified products. The letter explains why your organization has decided to implement an energy-efficient purchasing program, what the benefits are, and how your employees should implement the plan. Send this letter as an announcement to employees or use it to communicate purchasing requirements to appropriate colleagues. This letter can be modified as needed.
Use this tool to determine the ENERGY STAR 1 - 100 energy performance indicator score of your pulp mill plant. The Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) will help your company improve its energy efficiency by comparing your energy performance to similar mills in the U.S. The spreadsheet includes instructions for using the EPI, a State of Energy Performance form, and a Facility Performance Report. Manufacturing plants that earn a 75 or higher using this EPI are eligible to earn the ENERGY STAR certification for superior energy performance.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expanded the ENERGY STAR program to address industrial energy efficiency in 2000. Since then, the program has helped manufacturers strengthen their energy management practices and has engaged entire manufacturing sectors in focused energy efficiency efforts. The results demonstrate that energy efficiency is a cost-effective strategy for reducing GHG emissions in the manufacturing sector.
This 30-page "Quick Guide" provides basic information to identify cost-effective practices and technologies for reducing energy use throughout a company’s concrete ready mixed operations. For a more in-depth account on efficiency opportunities in the U.S. concrete ready mixed industry, consult the 120-page "Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Concrete Industry, An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers" guide.
Creating an energy policy is a key step in formalizing your organization's commitment to saving energy. After all, you’ll be much more likely to achieve lasting results when energy efficiency is integrated as a core element of your organization’s business practices.
Signed in June 2009, Sears Holdings Corporation’s environmental policy statement outlines its commitment to: