In today’s ever increasing concern over energy savings there is one rating that has been used in the United States since the Clinton Administration implemented it in 1992. Since then the European Union, Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Taiwan have also adopted this standard that is the standard for energy efficient consumer products. Products and devices that carry this label generally use 20%-30% less energy than required by federal standards.
Results are already adding up. Last year alone, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR®, saved enough energy to power 10 million homes and avoid greenhouse gas emissions from 12 million cars – all while saving $6 billion.
These are great numbers but we still have a long way to go. So the next time you are looking for a new refrigerator or stove look for that seal. For more information check out this web site http://www.energy.gov/energyefficiency/energystar.htm .