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.

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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. A Big Green Star.

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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. Save energy by using your laptop or tablet instead.

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Top 5 Ways to Chill out this Summer with ENERGY STAR

Environmental News Network

With help from ENERGY STAR you can keep your cool, tame those bills, and help fight climate change. Discover these Top 5 Ways to Chill Out with ENERGY STAR , so that you and your cooling system can both enjoy the summer! If you are upgrading your windows, consider ENERGY STAR certified windows, which will keep even more heat out. Look for the ENERGY STAR. Find one that has earned the ENERGY STAR and use about 15 percent less energy.

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SEA GULL LIGHTING HONORED WITH 2009 ENERGY STAR(R) SUSTAINED EXCELLENCE AWARD

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

Green Prophet

Shattel’s vertical wind turbine was designed to generate electrical power from the wind at four times the efficiency rate of standard wind turbines, and to harvest energy from low wind speeds. ” All images courtesy of Stars of Science.

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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. It is an unfortunate truth that both corporate and in-house office spaces are subconscious aids to environmental degradation.

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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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A Good Tax Credit for Small Business, Large Business and Residential Advancement

Green Home Blog

One industry that is breathing a sigh of relief is the Green industry, particularly wind energy. The American Tax Relief Act of 2012 included a nail biting, unexpected extension of energy efficiency tax credits that had expired at the end of 2011. Twelve provisions were cited covering everything from energy efficient plug-in appliances to plug-in cars to biodiesel to alternative fuel production. Politically Green Eco Home Improvement ENERGY EFFICIENT green business

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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.

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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

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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?

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Want To Win An $18K Green Kitchen Makeover From Danny Seo?

Eccorazzi

The grand prize winner nabs an $18,000 green kitchen makeover with ridiculous amount of Energy-star LG appliances, in-home consultation from SEO, and lots more. Kitchen got you feeling a little blue?

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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. Use energy efficient light bulbs.

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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. To help us save this summer, experts at ENERGY STAR have shared with us some tips and tricks.

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28 ideas for hotel management to upgrade as eco, without huge costs

Green Prophet

Whether it’s water or energy conservation, recycling, or reducing the consumption of natural resources through bulk amenities and newspaper programs, a positive impact can be made through simple steps. Install energy efficient interior light bulbs.

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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.

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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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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 ].

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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Building Green Makes Housing More Affordable

Sierra Club Compass

Buildings with added insulation, better windows, energy-saving light fixtures and Energy Star appliances translate into big savings on utility bills. For them, lower energy bills can mean not having to choose between keeping the lights on and putting food on the table.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Eco Friendly Vision House for all Eco Lovers

EcoFriend

This vision house is a result of a LEED and Energy Star certified home. Surbhi Sharma: For the environment conscious folks, an eco green house has been built by Structure Home in Los Angeles and Green Builder® Media in collaboration.

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Save Energy this Holiday Season

Eco Chic

The holiday season is upon us but so too is our struggle to save energy. Herewith, some super simple energy savings tips for the merriest of seasons. If our friend and eco-friendly decorator to the stars, Robin Wilson , tell us to do something in our home, we do it.

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Checking for Phantom Loads Using a Watt-Meter

Green Living Ideas

If you’re watt-meter is displaying any energy used you’ve located a phantom load. However with new energy efficiency standards in place many appliances, especially ENERGY Star models, will register little to no phantom loads. For example, most DVR’s use more energy than your refrigerator! Eliminating phantom loads (vampire power) from your home is a great way to save money on your monthly utilities.

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IKEA and Ideabox build Aktiv, a Swedish style sustainable prefab.

EcoFriend

Renewable Energy. Tidal and Wave Energy. Geothermal Energy. Major eco-friendly elements of Aktiv contain energy efficient appliances such as dual flush, access for natural warmth and lights. Energy star electronics items are used in the building for less energy consumption as well. Eco Factor: Prefab home is Energy Star and Earth Advantage certified. The Big Question: Is geothermal energy the future of clean energy?

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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. It also surpasses a laptop using ten times less energy.

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