ENERGY STAR

(Blog Post - 10/2/2018)
More than 600 days into the Trump administration, amid constant reports of regulatory rollbacks, there’s been surprisingly little damage to energy efficiency…yet. But now the administrative winds are starting to blow, rulemakings are under way—with...
(Blog Post - 8/30/2018)
Tiffany Perrin seals leaky windows and walls. Sonny Gordon makes well-insulated building panels. Marilyn Bryce-Schanhals provides affordable, energy-saving home upgrades. These are the faces of the growing energy efficiency workforce. In the United...
(Document - 7/30/2018)
National light bulb efficiency standards are savings consumers billions of dollars annually and preventing millions of tons of carbon dioxide and other pollutants. Savings will dramatically increase after 2020 when stronger standards that apply to a...
(Blog Post - 7/24/2018)
National standards that require appliances and equipment to be more energy efficient do more than save energy and reduce utility bills. They also spur economic growth and create jobs — a lot of jobs. In fact, our new report reveals that they created...
(Document - 7/24/2018)
National appliance efficiency standards drive energy, water, and utility bill savings. They are also major job creators. Existing standards could help consumers save $2 trillion on energy bills by 2030, money that will create new jobs when shifted...
(Document - 2/12/2018)
Updated March 2019. Federal energy efficiency programs have played a key role in reducing energy use and saving consumers hundreds of billions of dollars a year in energy bills. But, like many other federal efforts, these programs have come under...
(Blog Post - 12/13/2017)
During the holiday season, we are inundated with marketing messages as well as goods and services — hallmarks of our market economy. Popular products include holiday lights, once made only with incandescent bulbs but now mostly with LEDs. This shift...
(Document - 12/13/2017)
Market transformation is a program model for achieving long-lasting changes in targeted markets to increase shares of energy-efficient products and services. This report examines recent market transformation efforts to identify keys to successful...
(Document - 10/11/2017)
How can home energy assessments lead to more energy efficiency upgrades? Using a behavioral science approach to answer this question, we conducted an online experiment with nearly 2,000 American homeowners and explored the latest research on...
(Document - 10/11/2017)
Do you do home energy assessments? This one-page tips sheet is designed to help you communicate with homeowners to maximize the effectiveness of the assessment. It is based on a behavioral sciences perspective and summarizes the conclusions of the...