EPA is solely responsible for identifying the criteria that products must be certified against to earn the ENERGY STAR label. CBs are not required to certify every attribute that is included in the specification. Some product specifications include attributes that are not required to be tested for or reviewed by CBs. In those cases, EPA provides clear direction to CBs which attributes should be certified and which should not. This direction is included in the specification itself or in other product-specific documentation. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), an accreditation body that assesses CBs, provided EPA a letter clarifying that ISO Guide 65 allows the Agency to define relevant product criteria and pass this direction on to CBs. That letter can be found here.
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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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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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