ENERGY STAR is more than a label awarded for energy efficiency. It is a partnership among government, business, and consumers, united in the pursuit of a common goal - to protect our environment for future generations.
The ENERGY STAR program has been a resounding success over the last decade.
Americans have purchased more than 1 billion ENERGY STAR qualified products and
thousands of buildings have been improved. More than 7,000 businesses and
organizations have become partners, and more than 40% of American public recognizes
the ENERGY STAR.
Last year alone, with help of ENERGY STAR, Americans saved the energy required to
power 15 million homes and reduce air pollution equivalent to taking 14 million
cars off the road - all this while saving $7 billion on energy bills. Through
ENERGY STAR, we have successfully educated our partners and the consumer marketplace
that energy efficiency does not sacrifice features, style, or the comfort that today's
consumer expect. But there is much more to do. There are many more Americans
to make aware of the power they have when they are making choices for their homes
and many more businesses to show that what is good for the environment is also good
for the bottom line.
The quality of the environment is everyone's responsibility and by bringing ENERGY
STAR into American homes and businesses we can make an enormous difference.
Environmental Protection Agency