ENERGY STAR Home Electronics Materials, Tools & Resources

In addition to the power consumed in active mode, home electronics also use energy when they’re off to power features like clock displays, channel settings, and remote control functions. Products that have earned the ENERGY STAR require less energy to maintain these features, while providing the same performance and quality as conventional, less–efficient models. By using less energy, these products help lower consumers’ utility bills and help protect the environment by preventing greenhouse gas emissions.

The links below take you to fact sheets, training presentations, and other resources that help retailers, manufacturers, and utilities effectively communicate the benefits of qualified products to consumers.

CE Consumer Messaging Guide

This guide provides the latest program details for partners’ use in their promotion of ENERGY STAR certified consumer electronics. Included are energy savings facts, tips for consumers and other information that will help you communicate effectively about your partnership with ENERGY STAR and what ENERGY STAR consumer electronics offer. Consumers see the value in the ENERGY STAR label and look for energy-efficient products to help lower their energy costs.


On average, televisions that have earned the ENERGY STAR are 25% more energy efficient than standard options. Televisions are also covered by the ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient program which is a new program element to identify and advance highly efficient products in the marketplace. This effort identifies the most efficient products among those that are ENERGY STAR certified in particular product categories.

Audio/Visual Equipment

The ENERGY STAR Audio/Visual (AV) specification covers a wide variety of products including: Audio Amplifiers, AV Receivers, Blu–ray Disc Players, DVD Players, Home–Theater–in–a–Box (HTiaB) Systems, MP3 Speaker Docks, Shelf Systems, Sound bars, Wireless Speakers. On average, AV equipment that have earned the ENERGY STAR are up to 60% more energy efficient than standard options.

Small Network Equipment

Small network equipment (SNE) that have earned the ENERGY STAR are 20% more energy efficient than standard options. Small network equipment includes all the key household connectivity devices – modems, routers, fiber optic network devices, switches, and access points.

Training Resources for Utilities

The tool(s) below are intended for utilities that offer incentives on ENERGY STAR certified equipment or are interested in developing a program.