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              change    the    world.
ENERGY STAR" is a voluntary partnership between consumers, families, and manufacturers





united in the pursuit of a common goal: to protect our environment for future generations by
changing to energy-efficient practices today.
By choosing products that have earned the government-backed  ENERGY STAR, you can





reduce energy use with no sacrifice in product features or quality. The more efficient we are,





the more we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve our air quality. Last year





alone, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR,  reduced pollution equivalent to that of
10 million cars.
Join us in making a change to  ENERGY STAR and do your part to protect our environment.

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consumer     electronics

The energy used to power small household appliances and consumer electronics is one of the largest and fastest-growing utility costs
in the country. By 2015. this category may be responsible for almost 40 percent of all household electricity use. Consumer electronics
that have earned the ENERGY STAR cost about the same as less efficient models, but they substantially cut energy use and costs.
In order to power features such as clock displays or remote control functions, many consumer electronics products continue to
                                    use energy even when switched off. But ENERGY STAR qualified products in the "off"
                                    position consume up to 50 percent less energy than conventional equipment.
                                    FACT: IF HALF OF ALL HOUSEHOLDS IN THE US REPLACED THEIR REGULAR
                                   TV WITH  AN ENERGY STAR QUALIFIED MODEL, THE CHANGE WOULD BE LIKE
                                   SHUTTING DOWN A POWER PLANT.
lighting

Saving energy with lighting that has earned the ENERGY STAR means saving money on utility bills. A tyi
spends about $90 per year, or 10 -15 percent of its anm >        i iill, on lighting—mostly due to ir t
On average, ENERGY STAR qualified light fixtures cost less than half as much 3:        il models do to operate.
And energy-efficient bulbs, known as compact fluorescents, use up to 75 percent less energy and last up to 10 times longer.


LIGHTING. THE CHANGE WILL REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS  EMISSIONS BY 1 TRILLION POUNDS.
                              home     office
                              Office equipment that has earned the ENERGY STAR helps eliminate wasted energy .through special
                               power management features. When equipment is not in use, it automatically enters a low-power
                               "sleep" mode. An ENERGY STAR qualified computer in "sleep" mode consumes about 80 percent
                               less electricity than it does in full-power mode. Overall, ENERGY STAR qualified office products
                                        use about  half as much electricity as standard equipment. And  using less energy
                                          keeps utility costs down. In 2000, Americans saved more than $425 million in energy
                                          costs by using ENERGY STAR qualified office equipment in homes across the country.
                     FACT:  WHEN EVERY HOME OFFICE IS POWERED BY EQUIPMENT  THAT HAS EARNED
           ,AR, THE  CHANGE WILL KEEP 219 BILLION POUNDS OF GREENHOUSE GASES OUT OF OUR AIR.

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appliances

Appliances that have earned the ENERGY STAR save energy and help consumers save money on
utility bills. For example, ENERGY STAR qualified clothes washers use about 50 percent less water
and 70 percent less energy than conventional models, for annual household savings of up to $100.
ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerators, too, require about half as much energy as a 10-year-old model
does.  If all consumers were to purchase ENERGY STAR  qualified appliances  instead of standard
models, they would save almost $5 billion in energy costs over the next 15 years.

FACT: WHEN JUST ONE IN TEN  HOMES  USES ENERGY STAR QUALIFIED APPLIANCES,
THE CHANGE TO OUR ATMOSPHERE WILL BE LIKE PLANTING  1.7 MILLION NEW ACRES OF
TREES EVERY YEAR.
new    homes

New homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR perform better thanks to energy-efficient features like airtight construction and
duct work, effective insulation, high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment, and high-performance windows. As a result,
owners of ENERGY STAR qualified homes enjoy quieter and healthier living environments with fewer drafts, more consistent
temperature levels, and better indoor air quality.
FACT: WHEN ONE NEW HOME IN  TEN HAS EARNED THE ENERGY STAR, THE CHANGE WILL  BE EQUAL TO
REMOVING THE POLLUTION OF 600.000 CARS FOR ONE YEAR.
heating    and     cooling
Heating and cooling costs are a large part of home energy bills, and ENERGY STAR can provide solutions to reduce them.
First, heating and cooling equipment that has earned the ENERGY STAR such as air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces
are from 10-30 percent more efficient than conventional models. Look for the label when replacing equipment. In addition,
ENERGY STAR has recommendations for appropriate sizing and installation of these units, as well as sealing and insulation levels
to enhance savings. Put your home to the test. Find out where your home has room for improvement with ENERGY STAR'S
Home Improvement Toolbox available at www.energystar.gov.
FACT: IF JUST ONE HOUSEHOLD IN TEN BOUGHT ENERGY STAR HEATING
AND COOLING EQUIPMENT. THE CHANGE WOULD KEEP OVER 17 BILLION
POUNDS OF POLLUTION OUT OF OUR AIR.

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    make  a   difference  by   making   a  change.
    Choosing products that have earned the ENERGY STAR helps fulfill our responsibility to leave





    this planet better than we found it — to leave our air cleaner and our environment healthier.
    Visit www.energystar.gov or call 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937) for more information.
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Products that have earned the ENERGY STAR have met guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy.

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