Most of us recognize the logo above after having seen it placed on washer dryers, refrigerators or other in home appliances in recent years. Ever since 1992 this program has been positive symbol of energy conservation and efficiency for homes and businesses in America.
Climate change is a very important issue across the world today, therefore their websites has decided to display the impact their products are making to impact our environment in the years to come. They have created a great info graphic with statistics on home’s emission of energy and carbon dioxide, and ways in which we can all save on energy this holiday season.
During these winter months we are all turning our heat up to higher levels to feel the comfort of a cozy warm home, although people may often be over using this luxury. Smarter technologies do the work for you making the switch to automatically conserve more energy.
The Environmental Protection Agency works with Energy Star to research innovations to be tested and identified as a sustainable options capable of making a positive change on our environment. These products are then certified with the Energy Star Label. According to their website, the Energy Star Label was created to:
“Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants caused by the inefficient use of energy; and make it easy for consumers to identify and purchase energy-efficient products that offer savings on energy bills without sacrificing performance, features, and comfort.”
You can take their pledge today to become more involved with this program to change our world through using these products. Those participating must agree to purchase an energy start product in the category of lighting, electronics, appliances and water heaters, heating and cooling or sealing and insulating. Click here to see a full list of their products.
You can sign up to make this change in your home, at work or in your community and then announce your donation online.
“How a Product Earns the ENERGY STAR Label.” : ENERGY STAR. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.