Energy Star





11/16/2015
Don't fall into the "greenwashing" trap when buying a new home. Gain tips on how to avoid it and insight into how one website is trying to safeguard against the real estate practice.
9/24/2015
The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the amount of energy lost annually through windows costs consumers $35 billion. Heat loss and heat gain through and around windows accounts for between 10 and 25 percent of our heating and air conditioning usage, the largest consumer of energy in a modern home. Here are some ways to make sure your windows are as energy-efficient as possible.
8/23/2015
Building a new home with energy-efficient appliances and water-conserving features is now pretty easy. One home-building couple relates how simple these options were to find, thanks to the EPA’s appliance and plumbing labels.
5/14/2014
TERA-Light is a perpetually renewable fire starter that requires no batteries, no chemicals — only air and organic plant material!
2/6/2014
Energy Star for Homes is a worthwhile green building certification with demonstrated market value.
7/5/2013
New standards for Energy Star refrigerators and freezers will reduce energy consumption and include “connected” features.
4/25/2013
Heating water is the highest drain that laundry machines and dishwashers have on your bill. Onaverage, water heating accounts for 18 percent of your energy bill.
11/1/2012
The ENERGY STAR Rebate Finder app uses your zip code to find sales tax exemptions, credits, or rebates on qualified products.
11/7/2011
Tips on how to conserve energy at home with Energy Star compact fluorescent light bulbs.
7/25/2011
Tips for saving energy at home while trying to stay cool.
1/6/2011
Simran Sethi describes the choices she made for her eco-friendly kitchen remodel.
12/17/2010
Simran Sethi writes about choosing eco-friendly paints, tiles, and other aspects of her renovated bathroom.
5/25/2010
The requirements for the much-trusted Energy Star label have changed after a government test discovered exploitable flaws in its certification process.
2/19/2010
Energy expert Dan Chiras suggests a simple process for locating energy-efficient appliances and electronics.
11/19/2008
Check out how millions of gallons of water can be saved by Aug. 11, 2009!
11/12/2008
The bar has been raised! Televisions now need to consume less energy to qualify for the Energy Star label.




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