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The short answer is “Yes, it does!” If you are concerned about protecting the environment and keeping electricity rates in check, the best time to use appliances is when overall electricity use is low. Avoiding energy use during times of peak demand can have a beneficial effect on electric rates over time because it can avoid the need for your utility to ramp up an additional power plant or to buy more expensive power or fuel from the market.

What is peak demand and how do appliances contribute?

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Millions of American consumers and businesses choose or invest in energy efficient products, homes, buildings, and industrial plants to lower their utility costs and prevent pollution. To meet this demand, thousands of American businesses offer energy efficient products and services to provide greater value to their customers, boost revenues and profits, promote sustainability, reduce greenhouse emissions, and gain a competitive advantage.

ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings College Course: Condensed Unit 1: Why Energy Efficiency Matters
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7-12-2018

See what the ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings Course has to offer by clicking through the presentation for Unit 1 which discusses the multiple benefits of improving energy efficiency, barriers to efficiency together with how to solve them, and how EPA’s ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings program fits into the efficiency equation.

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ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings College Course Student Assignments
Last Updated: 
7-12-2018

The ENERGY STAR condensed course offers expanded assignments that instructors can use for additional applied, hands-on learning. These are designed to be utilized as take-home assignments and can be modified as instructors see fit.

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ENERGY STAR Webinars

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ENERGY STAR Web Linking Policy

ENERGY STAR partners have the opportunity to have a link from the ENERGY STAR Web site to their web site.

To qualify, the partner's web site must comply with the ENERGY STAR Web Linking Policy:

ENERGY STAR Commercial Kitchen Equipment Tools, Materials and Resources

ENERGY STAR certified commercial kitchen equipment helps café, restaurant, and institutional kitchen operators save energy by cutting energy, water and maintenance costs without sacrificing features, quality, or style.