The ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award is given to innovative technologies that meet rigorous performance criteria to reduce energy use and lower greenhouse gas emissions, without sacrificing features or functionality. The Award provides forward-thinking, environmentally conscious consumers and end-users with a tool to identify and purchase cutting-edge technologies that offer energy savings and help to reduce their carbon footprint. The Award advances promising technologies that may not yet meet key principles associated with categories eligible for the ENERGY STAR label (e.g. broadly available, proven and cost-effective to the consumer) or may be relatively more complex to properly install and operate. This is an annual award given to products that meet rigorous performance criteria. For more information, go to www.energystar.gov/emergingtech.