15 Jul '11, 6pm

Energy Star program adds a higher tier. Will they keep raising the bar?

What's Happening from Environmental Building News Energy Star to Label ‘Most Efficient’ Appliances By Evan Dick This new logo identifies Energy Star Most Efficient appliances and equipment. A new pilot program that adds a “Most Efficient” designation to Energy Star labels is expected to help raise the bar more quickly for appliance and equipment efficiency. The program, jointly announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in July 2011, identifies top energy-efficiency performers in seven categories: clothes washers, air-source heat pumps, central air conditioners, furnaces, geothermal heat pumps, refrigerator-freezers, and televisions. Under the Most Efficient program, manufacturers that are in good standing with Energy Star can submit Energy Star-approved products to be considered for the new designation; they will be...

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