Codes & Standards, Programs & Policy

The Five Biggest Accomplishments of the ENERGY STAR Program

10 Mar , 2017  


Daniel Pidgeon, ERS, for Zondits The Energy Star program was launched by the EPA and DOE in 1992 to promote energy-efficient household appliances, lighting, heating systems, air conditioners, and other such items. The program is completely voluntary, and both manufacturers and consumers enjoy the benefits. By setting an international standard for energy-efficiency, this program has […]

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Building Technology, Plug Loads

Commercial Coffee Brewers Added to an ENERGY STAR Program

2 Aug , 2016  

Commercial Coffee Brewers Now Eligible Energy Star, July 27, 2016 On July 8, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized an ENERGY STAR specification adding commercial coffee brewers to the program. Coffee brewers are found in nearly every commercial establishment, from office buildings to hotels. The strict new energy efficiency requirements these products will have […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Supreme Court Issues Unprecedented Stay on Clean Power Plan

21 Apr , 2016  

supreme court issues CPP

Max Twogood, ERS, for Zondits. April 21, 2016. Image credit: zdulli The number of states suing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Power Plan (CPP) is now up to 29 in Michigan v. EPA. In February the Supreme Court issued a stay on the CPP, which is an unprecedented ruling for the high court to stay […]

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