Posted by: admin | March 5, 2010

What is Energy Star?

You have probably heard of Energy Star, but do you know exactly what it is and how it works?

Here is a brief discussion of what Energy Star is and how it helps you save while helping the environment of everyone.

Back in 1992 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created a voluntary labeling program called Energy Star whose goal was to help identify and promote products which were more energy efficient with the goal of reducing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions to help protect the environment.

The first products labeled with the Energy Star label were computers and monitors. In 1995 the program expanded to include more types of office equipment as well as heating and cooling devices. In 1996 the EPA joined together with the Department of Energy in the case of certain product categories. Today you can find the Energy Star on major appliances, office equipment, lighting, home electronics, and a lot more. In addition, new homes, commercial and industrial buildings are covered by the Energy Star in a move by the EPA.

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