What's in a name? Zero Energy Ready Homes and the strategy behind the name
As the U.S. Department of Energy rolls out its Zero Energy Ready Home program, building professionals and homebuyers are getting used to the new name.
Homebuyers, learn about SRP ENERGY STAR homes in Phoenix
Discover how buying a Phoenix area SRP ENERGY STAR Home will help you save energy and money over the lifetime of your home.
Direct Energy Home Services Brands Named Top Home Services Franchises Once Again
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® (One Hour), Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® (Benjamin Franklin), and Mister Sparky® Electric, part of the Direct Energy family of brands with independently owned and operated locations throughout North America, have earned their highest rankings to date in Entrepreneur Magazine's 38th Annual "Franchise 500®" list. One Hour and Mister Sparky rank as No. 1 (since 2013 and 2014) in their respective services…
Help Us Celebrate 20 Years of ENERGY STAR Certified Homes
NOTE: If you need captions, please click the CC button on the player to turn them on. If you’re one of the 1.6 million people living in an ENERGY STAR certif...
Home Energy Efficiency Tips: Energy Star Appliances
Home appliances are some of the biggest energy users, but making the right choices can lead to big savings. The Alliance to Save Energy's Monique O'Grady say...
Home Energy Efficency Tips: Energy Star Appliances
The Alliance to Save Energy and energyNOW! collaborated to show you how to save money by using an Energy Star Appliance.
Three Industry Companies Earn Top Energy Star Accolades
Andersen Corp., ProVia and Soft-Lite have been named 2017 Energy Star Award winners in the Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence in the Product Brand Owner category. Sustained Excellence winners have demonstrated continued leadership over several years in the Energy Star program and in achieving environmental protection through superior energy efficiency. Andersen Corp. was recognized for advancing and expanding energy efficiency performance across the Andersen…
Rule Your Attic! With ENERGY STAR
Adding the right amount of attic insulation can help make your home more comfortable and energy efficient. Watch this how to video for a quick, simple check ...
Why Should You Insulate Your Home’s Attic?
Attic insulation can make your home more comfortable and save you up to 10% on your annual energy bill, depending on your location. Watch this video for quic...
Should You DIY or Hire a Contractor?
Once you know you need to insulate your attic, the next question is, do you want to do this project yourself or hire a professional? Watch this video for tip...
How to measure your attic’s insulation level
Note: This video only contains music, there are no captions. In this Vine-style video learn how to measure your attic insulation; having the right amount of ...
ENERGY STAR Fixtures Guide
Bright, uniform, high quality light is necessary in the bathroom for dressing and grooming. ENERGY STAR qualified bathroom fixtures will accurately show the colors of skin, clothes and cosmetics. Place bath bar fixtures on either side of the mirror, or a single, wide fixture directly above it to avoiding casting shadows on faces. A ceiling fixture or soffit lighting works nicely for general room illumination. Quiet…
How Energy Star Works
In an effort to promote energy conservation, the Environmental Protection Agency started the Energy Star program in 1992. What began as a way to cut down on the energy drain from computers now covers...
What makes it ENERGY STAR?
ENERGY STAR qualified, windows, doors, and skylights:
DIY Lighting with ENERGY STAR
new homes & apartments A new home or apartment 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 and apartments use significantly less energy than typical new homes and apartments while delivering better comfort, quality, and durability.
Your Guide To the Energy Star
When shopping for central air conditioning systems, you may notice the yellow tags citing Energy Star energy guides. These labels are there to help you ascertain the cost effectiveness of the appliance in terms of its energy usage. What that tag is showing is the efficiency rate of the appliance a
Top Cities: Energy Star Buildings
The EPA has released the annual listing of U.S. metropolitan areas featuring the most Energy Star certified buildings for 2011. By the end of 2011, the nearly 16,500 Energy Star certified buildings across America have helped save nearly $2.3 billion in annual utility bills and prevent greenhouse gas emissions equal to emissions from the annual energy use of more than 1.5 million homes.
ENERGY STAR Buying Guide
The ENERGY STAR designation has, since the program's beginning in 1992, became the most sought after electrical appliance identifier in America and can now be found in some European countries. With energy...
Home Improvement Tips
Improve Your Energy Efficiency at Home. Use our Home Improvement Toolbox to save money and help protect the environment without sacrificing comfort.