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 document demonstrates how companies that provide commercial building services and energy efficiency products can leverage ENERGY STAR to help their clients use energy more efficiently. Learn how to become an ENERGY STAR partner, use the ENERGY STAR brand as a commercial advantage in your market, and gain access to new customers as an ENERGY STAR Service and Product Provider.
The U.S. Licensed Professional’s Guide provides everything you need to know about verifying applications for ENERGY STAR certification. It outlines the step-by-step process and is required reading if you’re verifying applications for ENERGY STAR certification.
Updates to the December 2019 version of the LP Guide include the following:
Use this guide to develop a highly credible, value-added strategy to help your clients achieve their energy goals. Service and Product Providers can also use this guide to find helpful ENERGY STAR tools and resources to devise and implement energy-efficient strategies for customers at each step of the way.
This interactive, self-guided presentation shows how to use operating budgets as a potential "source of revenue" to pay for energy efficiency projects. The Cash Flow Opportunity (CFO) Calculator is an interactive calculator that helps quantify the cost of delaying investment in upgrades by addressing three critical questions: How much new energy efficiency equipment can be purchased from the anticipated savings; should this equipment purchase be financed now, or is it better to wait and use cash from a future budget; and is money being lost by waiting for a lower interest rate?
This 5-page background document summarizes the process for verifying applications for ENERGY STAR certification. It also addresses the rationale for requiring that only licensed professionals (professional engineers and registered architects) can verify and stamp applications, and solicits input on this requirement. The deadline for submitting comments has closed. Thank you for your feedback.
This annotated 49-slide presentation provides an overview of the Licensed Professional’s responsibilities and role in the process of verifying an application for ENERGY STAR certification. The presentation gives an overview of the site visit and how to conduct a through and systematic review of the property, as well as some of the details of the property - basic property information, applicable indoor environmental standards, property use details, and, most importantly, the whole building energy consumption. The presentation concludes with a brief description of the audit process.