What is an Energy Star?
Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.

Those appliances with the Energy Star rating meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and DOE. When shopping for new household products or a new home, look for ones that have earned the Energy Star.

If you are looking to make improvements to your home, the Energy Star website offers tools and resources to help you plan and undertake projects to reduce your energy bills and improve home comfort. Energy Star Website

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1. Doesn’t green building just add more costs?
2. I want to start building green, where can I start?
3. If I paint my building green, does that qualify as green building?
4. What are volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and why should I avoid such products?
5. What is an Energy Star?
6. What is the United States Green Building Council?
7. What is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)?
8. What are some other green building certification programs?
9. What’s the rest of the world doing when it comes to green building?
10. What is a net-zero building?
11. What is embedded energy?