What is it?
ENERGY STAR is a government adopted labeling project to help people and organizations save money and reduce emissions using efficient products. You can find ENERGY STAR ratings on not only products but new houses and commercial buildings as well.
ENERGY STAR rating is a rating system for energy efficiency. These products are independently certified to save energy without sacrificing features or functionality. Saving energy helps prevent climate change by reducing the amount of energy being produced that contributes to greenhouse gases. These specially marked products use less energy which in turn leads to less creating of greenhouse gases.
It is a voluntary system to label; however, manufacturers usually find it desirable to include the rating to show consumers that their products are environmentally friendly and will save the end-user money.
What do the stars mean?
Products are rated from 0-5 stars, 5 stars being the most efficient. You can find these stars on the Blue ENERGY STAR label. Look for a higher amount of stars to choose the more efficient option, saving yourself energy and money.
Why I should pay attention
You should pay attention to ENERGY STAR ratings because more efficiency means lower costs in addition to lower greenhouse gases. It’s a Win-Win situation. You save money while contributing to a healthier environment.
If you have a commercial building, look to switching to ENERGY STAR rated lighting fixtures to get the most efficient lighting.
In addition, ENERGY STAR also rates heating and cooling. By paying attention to ENERGY STAR appliances, electronics, lighting, and office equipment, you’re going to be making a difference in reducing the environment’s greenhouse gases while SAVING money on your energy bills. ENERGY STAR products are also efficient without a reduction in effectiveness
If you’re looking for ways to add value to your commercial or industrial building and make your business more profitable, ENERGY STAR products are the way to go. Not only will you save energy and money, but you will establish your company as a leader in protecting the environment.
How VL can help
The experts at VL can design a custom lighting solution that puts high-quality lighting products to use and shows you how to optimize your lighting for your day-to-day production process. Converting to ENERGY STAR lighting will save you energy and money. Contact the experts at VL Lighting Solutions to get the most out of your lighting solutions and become a leader in protecting the environment while saving yourself money.