Energy Star

This blog contains info related to the government-backed ENERGY STAR program that helps businesses and individuals protect the environment through energy efficiency.

The Three Types of ENERGY STAR Certification

Thu, 2015-12-17 11:03

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently distributed its findings from a highly anticipated Market Survey Report, which asked respondents to provide feedback on their educational interests. While the USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system was recorded as the most poplar green building rating system utilized by respondents, many indicated an interest in learning about other rating systems and standards as well. The next desired rating system after LEED was ENERGY STAR.

Benefits of an ENERGY STAR Certified Home

Fri, 2012-07-27 08:39

When considering the purchase of a new home, prospective homeowners are forced to make difficult decisions based on factors such as price, location, size, and amenities. With the continued growth of the home energy efficiency market, home buyers can find solace in one constant: a 20-30% increase in energy efficiency for ENERGY STAR certified homes. The ENERGY STAR certification, set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), ensures that new homes, three stories or less, maintain energy efficient features, while simultaneously providing improved home quality and comfort.

Energy Star Continues to Evolve

Tue, 2012-07-24 11:58

I recently noticed an Energy Star logo on a promotional brochure for a product that does not actually use energy. The product being advertised was an insulating additive for paint that claimed to help keep homes cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The product further claimed to be a scientifically proven, environmentally friendly way to reduce energy costs by 20% or more.

Earning the ENERGY STAR Label

Thu, 2012-06-14 10:49

Established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the ENERGY STAR Label is a symbol for energy efficiency, helping Americans save money and protect the environment through energy efficient practices and products.

Essentially, the ENERGY STAR Label helps:

ENERGY STAR: Ranking the Top U.S. Cities

Wed, 2012-04-25 12:57

The ENERGY STAR program, administered by the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), recently released a list of the top U.S. cities with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings for 2011. The program allows building owners and managers to track a building’s energy performance. Certified buildings on average use 35% less energy and produce 35% fewer carbon emissions.