What Is An Energy Star Partner?
March 21, 2012Keywords Meta-Tag
As an Energy Star Partner specifically for Home Performance, one of the big questions we get from homeowners is "What does Energy Star mean, exactly?".
Energy Start is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Star helps all users of conventional energy options save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. The Energy Star effort is already paying off as Americans saved enough energy in 2010 alone to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 33 million cars and all while saving nearly $18 Billion on their utility bills.
Energy Star at Home
Choosing energy efficient options can save families about a third on their energy bills with similar savings of greenhouse gas emissions, without sacrificing features, style or comfort. When searching for new household products, look for ones that have earned the Energy Star label. They meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and U.S. Department of Energy. Even when looking for a new home, look for one that has earned the Energy Star Partner seal. Also, when looking to make larger improvements to your home, EPA offers tools and resources to help plan and undertake projects to reduce energy bills and improve home comfort.
Energy Star at Work
Because a strategic approach to energy management can produce twice the savings, for the bottom line and the environment, EPA’s Energy Star partnership offers a proven energy management strategy that helps in setting goals, tracking savings, measuring current energy performance, and rewarding improvements. EPA provides this innovative energy performance rating system, which businesses have already used for more than 200,000 buildings across the country. EPA also recognizes top performing buildings with Energy Star approval.