EPA'S ENERGY STAR PRODUCTS
SAVE MONEY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Generating electricity often requires the burning of fossil fuels. As a result, harmful pollutants are released into the air. In the United States, electricity generation accounts for 35 percent of all U.S. emissions of carbon dioxide, 75 percent of sulfur dioxide, and 38 percent of nitrogen oxides. Energy-efficiency is a positive step toward reducing air pollution. EPA has teamed with the private sector in developing cutting-edge, voluntary partnerships. By encouraging the productionand use of energy-efficient equipment, energy usage and air pollution can be drastically reduced.
WHAT'S THE BEST ENERGY STAR PROGRAM FOR YOU?
It's easy to save money and electricity at home and in the office. Manufacturers of officeequipment throughout the world have joined the Energy Star Office Equipment program to produce thousands of energy-efficient models of computers, printers, fax machines, and copiers for both the corporate and home markets. Businesses and organizations nationwide are drastically cutting their electricity bills for lighting with the Green Lights program. Taking Green Lights a step further, consider the comprehensive Energy Star Buildings program, which addresses heating, cooling, and air handling in commercial buildings.
THINKING OF A NEW HOME?
Because household energy is a major source of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions (20 percent), the EPA created the Energy Star Homes program, which assists new homes builders in developing energy-efficient homes, and identifies financing opportunities for new homes buyers. If you already own a home, you can find out how to save money on your heating and cooling bills with the Energy Star Residential HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) program. And don't forget to look into the
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