Energy Star Qualified
Energy Star is a program administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Dept. of Energy, which certifies products as energy efficient. Energy efficiency means delivering the same (or more) services for less energy. Making our products more energy efficient is one tactic of many by which we can reduce emissions. By using less energy, we reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the quality of our air. Energy efficiency helps the economy, too, by saving consumers and businesses millions of dollars in energy costs. Energy efficient solutions can reduce the energy bill for many homeowners and businesses by 20 to 30 percent.
In 1992 the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) introduced Energy Star as a voluntary labeling program designed to identify and promote energy-efficient products to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Computers and monitors were the first labeled products. Through 1995, EPA expanded the label to additional office equipment products and residential heating and cooling equipment. In 1996, EPA partnered with the US Department of Energy for particular product categories. The Energy Star label is now on major appliances, office equipment, lighting, home electronics, and more.
To learn more about the Energy Star program, visit its website at http://www.energystar.gov/
TheGreenOffice.com uses Energy Star-certified computers and appliances in our offices and is an Energy Star Partner.