EPA’s ENERGY STAR Program Promotes LED Lights

Environmental News Network

By: ENERGY STAR. They’re all hopelessly in the dark about the life-changing benefits of LED bulbs – until they learn to look for the ENERGY STAR. That’s the premise of three quirky, irreverent new spots promoting LED lighting from EPA’s ENERGY STAR program. Savings: LEDs use 70-90% less energy than incandescent bulbs – one bulb can save up to $80 on energy bills over its lifetime.

EPA Recognizes Panasonic Home & Environment Company With ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award

Green (Living) Review

The EPA has awarded Panasonic Home & Environment Company a 2012 ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its continued leadership in manufacturing innovative and energy efficient ventilation fans. An ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in 2011 and 2010, Panasonic Home & Environment Company will be honored with the EPA’s most prestigious award for its long-term commitment to sustainability at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.


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EPA’s ENERGY STAR Program Promotes LED Lights

Environmental News Network

By: ENERGY STAR. They’re all hopelessly in the dark about the life-changing benefits of LED bulbs – until they learn to look for the ENERGY STAR. That’s the premise of three quirky, irreverent new spots promoting LED lighting from EPA’s ENERGY STAR program. Savings: LEDs use 70-90% less energy than incandescent bulbs – one bulb can save up to $80 on energy bills over its lifetime.

Ohev Sholom is America’s First Jewish “Energy Star”

Green Prophet

As California’s LEED synagogue hits the auction block , a more sustainable “light unto the nations&# might be the DC synagogue’s Energy Star rating. Orthodox Judaism rarely gets mentioned in the same breath as energy conservation. Those little things add up to tens of thousands of dollars in potential energy savings. They are practicing the energy stewardship that the faith tradition really teaches.”. A Big Green Star.


Green (Living) Review

Leading Lighting Manufacturer Earns Fifth Honor for its Ongoing Commitment to the Development of Energy Efficient Products RIVERSIDE, N.J., March , 2009 : Sea Gull Lighting , the leading manufacturer of decorative and functional lighting, has been recognized with the ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award for the third consecutive year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE). ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S.

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CEA submits Suggestions And Expresses Concerns On Proposed Changes To ENERGY STAR Program

Green Life Smart Life

Department of Energy regarding the agencies’ recent memorandum of understanding and Enhanced Program Plan for ENERGY STAR products. Both documents propose significant administrative and program changes to ENERGY STAR. DOE , the following program changes have been suggested: ENERGY STAR Products Program. Product coverage will be expanded to include new consumer products with high energy saving potential. Tagged: CEA , Energy Star , U.S.

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Energy Star ratings for Homes in Australia


Australia’s federal government is considering introducing, possibly next year, mandatory energy star ratings for homes being sold or rented. Green Homes Australia, a private energy-ratings firm, director Mick Fabar said, "Through our experience with our rating

EPA’s ENERGY STAR Program ranks Streaming Options by Energy Efficiency

Environmental News Network

By: ENERGY STAR. As consumers are weighing which streaming option will work best for their budget and their needs, EPA has another factor they’d like consumers to consider: energy efficiency and the environment. For the first time, EPA’s ENERGY STAR program has ranked streaming options by energy efficiency. With ENERGY STAR’s recommended approaches to streaming, consumers can save energy and time.

One Meter High ‘Shattel-Power’ Wind Turbine to Power Jordan Households

Green Prophet

The jury on the Stars of Science reality TV show proved that the “Shattel-Power” vertical wind turbine is not as efficient as its designer Mahmoud Shattel proclaimed it to be, but the 24 year old electrical engineer from Jordan still intends to find investors who will help him bring this clean energy concept to households all over the Hashemite kingdom. I established a start-up company called Taqetna (Arabic word means: Our Energy),” he says.

Green Building Perspectives: Whirlpool

Green Life Smart Life

Whirlpool will be providing the project with the latest in ENERGY STAR® rated appliances such as the refridgerator, washer and dryer and dishwasher. . In a recent survey that Whirlpool conducted with Harris Interactive, 84 percent of consumers said that energy efficiency is most important to them in regards to appliances. How is your company evolving to address green living and energy efficiency?

Is it time to replace your energy hogging fridge?

Green Living Ideas

The post Is it time to replace your energy hogging fridge? Conservation DIY (do-it-yourself) Projects Eco Home Living Energy Efficiency Green Lifestyle Home Energy Usage conservation ENERGY STAR home energy payback period RefrigeratorWe know that there are some inefficient things in our home that might need replacing, but there’s always that question about whether it’s worth the cost.

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Shedding Light On LED Lights: Leaders In Cost & Performance

Green Living Ideas

In this era about driving attention to energy efficiency, few, if any, are going to argue a case against the benefits of using LED lights. Eco Friendly Household Goods Energy Efficiency Home Energy Usage cfl Cree ENDO ENERGY STAR Iris Ohyama Koizumi Osram Panasonic Philips PIDA Sharp Shedding Light On LED Lights: Leaders In Cost & Performance Toshiba Zumtobel

Selecting the best appliances for energy and water savings

Green Life Smart Life

In addition to considerations for style and performance, all of our appliances (with the exception of our stove because stoves are not rated) are top performing ENERGY STAR appliances. As available appliances for the project will bear the ENERGY STAR label and assist us in maintaining the highest level of energy efficiency throughout the home. Whirlpool Brand Duet Dryer –Uses up to 40% less energy with Eco Normal cycle when paired with a Duet washer.

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Green Homes Show Sales Gains in Real Estate Market, at least in the Pacific Northwest

Green Life Smart Life

Certified home standards included Earth Advantage New Homes, ENERGY STAR ® , and the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED ® for Homes (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program. “The fact that the number of sustainable homes increased despite a severe slowdown shows that energy efficiency and green building will only be growing in the near future,&# said Sean Penrith, executive director of Earth Advantage Institute.

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LEED for Homes Point by Point – Energy & Atmosphere

Green Life Smart Life

Energy and Atmosphere : 21.5 points achieved out of 36 points available :: The overall goal of EA is to optimize energy performance of the building. We opted to follow the performance path which meant our world be rated according to the ENERGY STAR for home standards (the document can be found here ). ENERGY STAR was simply the pre-requisite which everyone in LEED-H is required to meet; your points only begin to accumulate for exceptional energy performance.

5 More States Introduce Energy Efficiency Legislation

Green Life Smart Life

Earlier this year, California introduced a much debated energy efficiency legislation that would limit the amount of energy any television could consume as well as steps to ensure proper recycling of old sets. Well, so far California legislators haven’t listened to the CEA’s warnings, and now five other states are jumping on the bandwagon and introducing energy legislation of their own. Manufacturers can’t fight energy legislation forever.

EPA Ranks Cities by Energy Efficient Buildings

Green Living Ideas

For the second year, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has compiled a list of cities with the “most energy efficient buildings&#. To qualify as an energy efficient building, the structure must earn the EPA’s Energy Star label. At the top of the list for the second time is Los Angeles, California with 293 Energy Star [.] [ EPA Ranks Cities by Energy Efficient Buildings from Green Living Ideas ].

Greening Cities, One Home at a Time

Green Life Smart Life

That’s why when he attened the US Green Building Council conference last fall and saw a demo of a “net zero&# home, it hit him. “If low income families could find energy efficient homes to live in, they could actually save a good amount of money on their energy bills. $100 Insulation, heating and cooling systems, and windows are installed with an eye towards energy efficiency. The homes all feature Energy Star appliances.

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Safety should be key in purchasing new appliances

Green Life Smart Life

A survey by Underwriters Laboratories found out that most homeowners look for energy efficiency when purchasing new home appliances. More than half look for energy efficiency as one of the top two things they look for, ranking safety not so high. Looking for the UL mark on the packaging is helpful when purchasing new energy efficient appliances for your home. Tagged: appliances, Energy Star, energy-efficient, Rebate program, underwriters laboratories.

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With a week left to file, did you remember your energy tax credits?

Green Life Smart Life

I finished my takes last week, and all told we are receiving more than $38,000 in tax credits both federal and state from the installation of geothermal system and other ENERGY STAR products in our home in 2009. The ENERGY STAR website also provides great information about Federal rebates. Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit for Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaic, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps. Renewable Energy Sales Tax Exemption.

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Green Building Perspectives: NuVo Technologies

Green Life Smart Life

NuVo will be supporting the home’s whole home audio system with its revolutionary Essentia E6G, the first system of its kind to earn the coveted ENERGY STAR rating for its low energy consumption. In 2007, we debuted the first whole home audio system to earn the ENERGY STAR: our Essentia E6G system, which has been incredibly well-received not only for its energy efficiency but also for its performance and value.

LEED for Homes Point by Point: Innovation & Design

Green Life Smart Life

The first point is Energy Management and involves the installation of a system that provides us as the homeowner’s automated control over various loads in the house. The energy management point takes into account al of the access and control from above and then measures how well the information is supplied to the homeowner. In our case, Control4 aggregates energy usage hour-by-hour, day-by-day, month-by-month.

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Get Rid of Energy Vampires!

Green Living Ideas

We’re talking about the energy vampires and phantom loads that suck the energy from your home when your appliances are turned off but still plugged in. Get Rid of Energy Vampires! Tags: Home Energy Usage appliances electricity energy ENERGY STAR energy vampire phantom energy loss Do vampires and phantoms haunt you? No, not the kind that lurk around your psyche or those two-fanged kind traditionally from Transylvania.

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How to Find an Eco-Friendly Water Heater

Green Living Ideas

You may not realize it but water heating is probably one of the largest domestic energy expenses on your utility bill. By replacing your old electric hot water system with a new gas or solar powered system, you will do wonders to reduce your carbon footprint and your monthly costs. When you look [.] Post from: Green Living Ideas. How to Find an Eco-Friendly Water Heater.

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"Apple computers have emerged as the clear leader as far as green computers go."

Blue Earth

Energy Star rating (EPA). ““Apple computers have emerged as the clear leader as far as green computers go.”” - According to Nikki Martin at Incrediblygreen.org, the newest Macbook is the greenest laptop for the following reasons. made of recyclable polycarbonate. Apple will recycle your old machines. less product packaging is used. 5-year / 1000-charge battery. no Arsenic, Mercury, Lead, PVC, and BFR. smart power management and AC adaptors.

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Ontario Green Savings on What to Know When Updating Appliances

Green Prophet

Is your kitchen running on energy hogs? If a consumer is well-informed on the subject, this can be accomplished while simultaneously achieving better results from their appliances, as well as saving a substantial amount of money on energy and water consumption.

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Holiday Electronics: A Quick Guide to Grabbing Green Gadget Gifts

Green Home Blog

Energy Star. There really is no excuse to purchase anything else besides a certified Energy Star product. These electronics are built to work at their optimum level while using as little energy as possible. For example, the most efficient 2012 Energy Star Televisions between 42” and 60” screen size offer a yearly cost to operate between $13-$15. Some brands Energy Star recommends are Aquos by Sharp, Samsung, LG and Panasonic.

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10 Budget-Friendly Ways to Keep Your House Cool This Summer

Green (Living) Review

Slash your energy bill with these simple cooling tips. Environmental Protection Agency''s ENERGY STAR program, the average homeowner spends $875 on cooling and heating costs alone. Low Cost : Use energy-efficient light bulbs instead of incandescent bulbs. ENERGY STAR lighting produces 70 to 90 percent less heat than incandescent bulbs. Summer is finally here, which means beach days, barbecues, and of course, hotter temperatures.

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Winterizing Saves Money and Energy

Sustainability Ninja

Energy Star, a nationwide energy efficiency program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy offers helpful tips to improve energy efficiency on its Web site at www.energystar.gov. According to Energy Star, you could be saving up to 20% on heating and cooling costs, or as much as 10 % on your total annual energy bill, just by improving the sealing and insulation of your home.

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DIY Tips and Tricks for Summertime Savings

Environmental News Network

Heating and cooling runs the average household about $875 a year—nearly half the home’s total energy bill. Beyond the energy bill, there’s also a cost to the environment. Did you know that the energy used in the average house can cause about twice as much greenhouse gas emissions as the average car? To help us save this summer, experts at ENERGY STAR have shared with us some tips and tricks. Try out these DIY projects for energy savings.

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6 Simple Ways to Green Up your Office Space

Hug a Tree with Me

While we may be curbing our footprint by driving less, we are still contributing to un-econess by generating waste and burning massive amounts of energy. Lessen your energy usage: There are a lot of easy ways to cut down your use of energy such as switching to energy star appliances and using power strips. It is an unfortunate truth that both corporate and in-house office spaces are subconscious aids to environmental degradation.

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The Right Way to Use Ceiling Fans

Green Furniture Home Design

When shopping for ceiling fans, try to buy the ENERGY STAR® branded fans. ENERGY STAR® fans move air 20% more efficiently, on average, than standard models. During warmer weather, ceiling fans can either allow you to lower the output volume of your air conditioner, or may allow you to avoid using A/C completely. Install ceiling fans in rooms that needs to be cooled during warm weather.

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Practical Ways to Conserve Water and Energy

Hug a Tree with Me

The effort of conserving water and energy simply means to waste less, save more and use wisely. Water and energy are our two biggest aids – we rely on them to cook and clean more efficiently, travel farther, and also to work and play at our best. Traditional energy is derived from fossil fuels that contributes to pollution and climate change, overusing it adds to the degradation of the environment. 13 Practical Ways to Conserve Energy: Upgrade to energy star appliances.

How to Lower Your Electricity Bills in Summer and Winter


Other countries waste less, but even in the most energy-efficient locales like Scandinavia and Japan there is still plenty of fat to be trimmed. Bad habits and a lack of knowledge are responsible for most energy waste. With a little education and more attention to detail, impressive reductions in home energy expenditures are achievable. In winter, spring, summer or fall, opportunities to cut your energy use and reduce your utility bills are everywhere.

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Building and Remodeling with Sustainable Materials

Green Home Blog

Fortunately, green has reached a new maturity, and the building industry – whose technology stalled in the 20 th century with the advent of double pane windows – is finally beginning to see the necessity for sourcing products that offer the hope of renewability, sustainability, and global temperature modification through reduced energy use and a concomitant reduction in GHGs. Installing low-flow showerheads and faucets, as well as an energy (and water) miser dishwasher and save $40 a year.

Guest Post - Tips for Going Green in the Fall

Hug a Tree with Me

Despite the leaves turning brown, red, and gold, fall presents a lot of opportunities to take advantage of local produce (including your own), energy savings, and other eco-friendly alternatives to business as usual. Look for the Energy Star seal of approval but be aware that not every Energy Star appliance can be claimed. Leaks are not good for your energy bill or the environment. Fall is a natural time to make your life a little greener.

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Get Smart on Staying Cool

Environmental News Network

In fact, wasted heat from air conditioners have been shown to warm the outside air temperature in cities, creating an even stronger dependence on the energy guzzling monsters. If Buying an Air Conditioner Buy One That Is Energy Star Rated. If your Air Conditioner is over 10 years old buying one that is Energy Star rated can save 20-40 percent on cooling costs. Installing the AC has always been a summer ritual in my house.

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Holiday Efficiency: 10 EPA Tips on Keeping it Green

Green Home Blog

Energy Star. Holiday Lights – Energy efficient holiday lights are essential. Keep your holiday energy efficient and as green as you can so come January you can work on your list of resolutions or leftovers or both. Defining Green ENERGY EFFICIENT Going Green For the Holidays ORGANIC RECYCLED-UPCYCLED EPA green holiday tips Make Your Own Water UseHoliday Efficiency: 10 EPA Tips on Keeping it Green.

List Of Solar Energy Government Tax Breaks

Solar Power Ninja

American solar energy incentive programs are increasing every year. California’s Million Solar Roofs initiative is the latest of a number of solar energy tax breaks being legislated in the US. Corporate Exemption: Residential Energy Conservation Subsidy Exclusion (Corporate). Solar and Geothermal Business Energy Tax Credit. Federal Grant Program: Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Program. Tribal Energy Program Grant.

“Watts Your Green Tip?” Enter to Win $6K Bosch Kitchen!

The Green Samaritan

If you are in the market for any upgrades to your kitchen appliances, here is a great chance to win a complete suite of ultra-energy efficient appliances from Bosch! As Energy Star Partner of the Year, Bosch knows a lot about going green and they want to hear your ideas too via their video contest. Whether it’s about saving water, saving energy, or recycling, you can share your favorite tip and help make the world a greener place too.

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When a price decrease leads to a price increase

Environmental Economics

The subsidies – which are ultimately paid by ratepayers – generally go only to lights carrying an Energy Star designation. To get it, compact fluorescents and LEDs must use only a certain amount of energy and meet a variety of other requirements, like dispersing light in all directions and accurately rendering the color of objects they illuminate, that make them seem more like traditional bulbs.

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Dishwashers: the greener solution for clean plates

Green Prophet

gallons for a cycle in an Energy Star-rated dishwasher. Researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany found that, compared to hand washing, dishwashers use only half the energy, one-sixth of the water, and less soap. Energy Star claims that using an efficient dishwasher can save you over 230 hours of time over the course of a year. Energy Lifestyle carbon foot printing dishwashers versus hand washing water conservation

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5 Hot Tips to Keep You Warm this Winter

Environmental News Network

From: ENERGY STAR. Keeping your home warm has a big energy impact—taking up the biggest portion of your annual utility bill. Energy used in the average home results in 24,100pounds of CO2 emissions per year, costing you more than $2,000. As a part of ENERGY STAR’s annual heating season outreach, here are 5 Hottest Tips to Keep You Warm: 1. Keep the cold out and the warm in. 5. Save energy while enjoying the football season.