4 Facts You Didn’t Know About ENERGY STAR®

You may have heard how ENERGY STAR® certification designates certain appliances as energy efficient, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

 

ENERGY STAR certifies a range of consumer products, facilities and commercial operations, ensuring these entities receive deserved publicity. In this week’s blog, we delve a little deeper to explain why you should care about this Department of Energy Environmental Protection Agency program:

(Related: Efficiency Excellence: How to Receive Recognition Through ENERGY STAR® Certified Buildings)

 

1. ENERGY STAR® Certifies More Than Household Appliances

ENERGY STAR is a valued resource during the moving process or when upgrading appliances, but their consumer advocacy process goes beyond household machinery. In addition to home appliances, ENERGY STAR endorses consumer products (e.g., televisions and smart home energy management systems), office equipment (e.g., computers, monitors and vending machines), commercial HVAC systems, food service equipment, data center assets and more.

It even goes beyond products. Commercial, K-12 and residential buildings can submit energy consumption information to ENERGY STAR. The most energy-efficient facilities across the country earn ENERGY STAR Building Certification®.

In other words, ENERGY STAR certifies the gamut of facilities and equipment, from the smallest light bulb to the largest industrial factory and everything in between.

 

2. ENERGY STAR Lowers Utility Bills

The concept of energy conservation relies on using the minimum amount of energy to complete necessary tasks. Most facilities and homes use more energy than necessary, so any measures that cut energy use will result in dollar savings on utility bills.

With ENERGY STAR certified appliances, products and buildings, homeowners and organizations can rest assured that the equipment they use requires less energy consumption than traditional counterparts to carry out the same tasks at the same level of quality. In 2018 alone, U.S. utility companies invested $8 billion on energy-efficient equipment and upgrades.

 

3. ENERGY STAR Products Have Helped Prevent 3.5 Billion Metric Tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Energy conservation has an impact reaching far beyond a homeowner’s wallet or an organization’s budget. Reducing carbon emissions from energy consumption protects the local environment from smog and limits contributions to global warming.

Since its founding in 1992, ENERGY STAR has helped consumers and businesses avoid trillions of kilowatt-hours of electricity generation, emissions equivalent to what 750 million cars would collectively produce in a year.

 

4. Cenergistic Clients Have Combined for more than 12,000 recognitions, including 130 Awards so far in 2020

How does Cenergistic fit into this equation? We’re a big part of the pie. Cenergistic partners have earned 55% of all ENERGY STAR Building Certifications in the K-12 sector since the program began. With several clients earning ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year and Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence Awards as well as other ENERGY STAR recognitions, Cenergistic clients have earned more than 12,575 ENERGY STAR Recognitions, Certifications or Awards — more than those for any other vendor.

Despite delays arising from COVID-19, Cenergistic clients have already amassed 130 certifications in 2020, with many more on the way.

 

Organization

State

2020 ENERGY STAR Certifications

Moreno Valley Unified School District

California

28

Broken Arrow PS

Oklahoma

24

SD Five of Lexington and Richland Counties

South Carolina

20

Mesquite ISD

Texas

30

Boerne ISD

Texas

9

Charleston CSD

South Carolina

19

 

In normal times, Cenergistic has helped clients earn thousands of ENERGY STAR Building Certifications, so imagine what a people-oriented facilities optimization company can do for your organization.

 

If you want to join this list and gain credibility with healthy, more efficient buildings, visit Cenergistic online or call 1-855-798-7779 today.

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