Country:United States
Year:1992
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:1992
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Information and Education, Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation, Information and Education>Performance Label>Endorsement label, Information and Education>Information provision
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Energy Efficiency / Demand Reduction, Appliances, Buildings>Residential, Appliances>Commercial, Appliances>Residential
Agency:U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
URL:http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=find_a_product
Legal References:42 USC 6294A - Energy Star Program
Evaluation:www.energystar.gov/ia/news/downloads/annual_report2005.pdf
Description:

ENERGY STAR Products must meet certain minimum energy standards to be eligible for the ENERGY STAR label. Currently there are more than 40 categories with specifications for home appliances, and more than 40 categories for businesses and governments. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE) continually develop new ENERGY STAR specifications to expand the program to new products. The goal of the program is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants caused by the inefficient use of energy and make it easy for consumers to identify and purchase energy-efficient products that offer savings on energy bills without sacrificing performance, features, and comfort.

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