Saving energy makes a difference.

How you use energy can have a big impact. Most of America’s sources of energy still pollute the environment, harm the climate, and can even cause health problems. The best way you can help is to use energy wisely. Every time you save energy, it helps make the world better, cleaner and healthier.

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, new homes and commercial and industrial buildings and plants.

The ENERGY STAR program stands alone as the most successful voluntary energy conservation movement in history.

The Simple Choice is ENERGY STAR

ENERGY STAR was created to help identify the best ways to save energy and the little blue label says this product, this home, this building or factory is doing the right things to save. And offers the most comprehensive resource available for energy efficiency advice and information.

Ever wonder how the little blue label became America’s simple choice for energy efficiency? EPA works hard behind the scenes, so you don’t have to! This video shows you in two minutes how they accomplish this feat on just one of more than 70 different product categories. Look for the ENERGY STAR on products, homes and buildings.

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