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Background on ENERGY STAR®

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The international ENERGY STAR® program was developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1992. The program was designed to encourage energy-efficient practices that help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By identifying and promoting energy-saving products, the initiative helps protect the environment and lowers energy bills at the same time.

The Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) of Natural Resources Canada has promoted the international ENERGY STAR® symbol in Canada and monitored its use since 2001. The ENERGY STAR® symbol qualifies an increasingly wide range of products that include major appliances, heating and cooling equipment, lighting equipment, office equipment, and home electronics.

In 2005, energy-efficient homes were added to the list of qualified products in Canada.

Energy efficient choices can save families about a third on their energy bill with similar savings of greenhouse gas emissions, without sacrificing features, style or comfort.


The ENERGY STAR® name and the ENERGY STAR® symbol are registered trademarks of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and are used with permission.