The ENERGY STAR Partnership
Thousands of private and public sector organizations partner with EPA to advance energy savings through the ENERGY STAR program, including more than:
- 1600 builders and developers;
- 2000 manufacturers producing products in more than 75 product categories;
- 2000 retailers with thousands of storefronts;
- 700 utility, state and local governments, and nonprofits reaching 95% of US households in all 50 states; as well as
- Thousands of industrial and commercial businesses including more than 40 percent of Fortune 500® companies.
ENERGY STAR partners are an incredible network of organizations and individuals dedicated to increasing the availability of ENERGY STAR products, homes, and buildings, as well as the services needed to identify, improve, and certify top performers.
Collaborating with other partners
ENERGY STAR provides opportunities for partners to engage one another and benefit through shared learning experiences. The most effective energy efficiency programs leverage relationships with supply-side trade allies, many of whom are already ENERGY STAR partners.
- ENERGY STAR Partner Meetings provide great opportunities to meet in person, learn about program updates, and exchange program information and best practices with other utilities, as well as industry partners including manufacturers, builders, retailers, and more.
- Learn who partners with ENERGY STAR through our searchable partner database.
- Share information about your programs and incentives with other partners.
- For ENERGY STAR certified products the Database of Incentives and Marketing Exchange (DIME) connects manufacturer and retail partners with information about utility program offerings around the country.
- Program information on incentives is also used to populate the zip code driven ENERGY STAR Rebate Finder, one the most popular tools on energystar.gov; the commercial food service dealer and distributor locator, as well as the ENERGY STAR certified homes builder and incentive finder.
Topical webinars are another great way to learn about best practice program designs, program changes, new tools, national campaigns, and more.
Understanding your partnership obligations
Utilities and other administrators of customer-funded energy efficiency programs play an important role in the ENERGY STAR partnership by properly leveraging the ENERGY STAR name and mark, ensuring that their program allies do so as well, and promoting ENERGY STAR to their customers and program trade allies.
Leveraging the ENERGY STAR name and mark
ENERGY STAR is a registered trademark of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA restricts use of the ENERGY STAR name and marks to partners that have signed agreements with EPA and are in good standing. A key element of the partnership agreement is the requirement that all partners use the ENERGY STAR name and marks correctly and in good faith.
The ENERGY STAR Brand Book (PDF, 4.8 MB) overviews the ENERGY STAR marks and provides specific examples of their proper use. ENERGY STAR marks can be downloaded through your organization’s ‘My ENERGY STAR (MESA)’ account.
Energy efficiency program sponsors should have their account manager review materials before finalization to avoid the need for costly corrections. Most reviews can be completed in two to three days.
If you are unsure who your account manager is, please email email@example.com and include information about your organization and where you are located.
Learn about the advantage of including the ENERGY STAR name and mark in educational and marketing materials.
Promoting ENERGY STAR
Working with ENERGY STAR means you are part of a growing movement to reduce energy use, manage peak demand, help consumers and businesses save money, and contribute to our nation’s clean energy future. The program provides national campaigns and a host of marketing resources to help spread the word and motivate action.