If a consumer product is ENERGY STAR certified, it means that it meets the official standard for energy-efficiency. Newly constructed homes and commercial buildings can carry the ENERGY STAR label, as well as appliances, telephones, tablets, pool pumps, windows and doors, HVAC units, and much more.
The program was created by the US Department of Energy Protection Agency (EPA) in 1992 as an official regulatory program for energy efficient products. Their goal is to create an official standard for achieving environmental sustainability on a global scale.
The EPA chooses which products and categories earn ENERGY STAR certification based on the following guidelines:
1. Legitimacy: ENERGY STAR products are reputable products
2. Energy-Saving: ENERGY STAR products will SAVE on energy
4. Warranty: ENERGY STAR offers warranties on most of their products.
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