EPA requires testing in accordance with the applicable ENERGY STAR product specification at an EPA-recognized testing laboratory followed by certification by an EPA-recognized certification body (CB). Only a CB can determine that a product meets the ENERGY STAR criteria or grant use the ENERGY STAR mark; a laboratory is not authorized to make claims about a product's eligibility for ENERGY STAR certification. In some cases, the same company may own one or more laboratories, and may also own a CB. The applicable international standards require that these parts of an organization be distinct and firewall from each other. CB personnel will determine if a product meets the ENERGY STAR criteria; staff associated with the test lab will not be part of that decision. For additional information about the specific roles of third-party organizations, see the ENERGY STAR Process Flow Diagram.
energy efficient products
ENERGY STAR products are independently certified to save energy without sacrificing features or functionality. Saving energy helps prevent climate change. Look for the ENERGY STAR label to save money on your energy bills and help protect our environment.
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energy savings at home
Improving your home's energy efficiency with ENERGY STAR can help to lower high energy bills, improve comfort and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Learn about the many ways to save in your home and track your progress with "My ENERGY STAR" - your new dashboard to savings.
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energy efficient new homes
A new home that has earned the ENERGY STAR label has undergone a process of inspections, testing, and verification to meet strict requirements set by the US EPA. ENERGY STAR certified homes use 15-30% less energy than typical new homes while delivering better comfort, quality, and durability.
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