ENERGY STAR® is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
Results are already adding up. Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR®, saved enough energy in 2005 alone to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 23 million cars – all while saving $12 billion on their utility bills.
When buying new appliances, choose ENERGY STAR® certified models. For example, a new ENERGY STAR® refrigerator uses about 20% less energy than a standard new refrigerator and 46% less than one manufactured in 1980. A new ENERGY STAR® washing machine uses nearly 50% less energy than a standard washer uses.
To find out more about ENERGY STAR®, visit www.energystar.gov.