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In response to a report from the GAO that revealed some major flaws in the EPA's Energy Star certification process, the EPA and DOE are developing a product-testing system to validate Energy Star ratings.
Date: 07/10/2010
Type: Article
As a rebuttal to federal mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s argument that PACE programs pose difficult risk management challenges, an article in Grist Magazine reveals that energy-efficient homes have significantly lower default and delinquency rates than typical homes.
Date: 07/12/2010
Type: Article
The first Energy Star rating for data centers was awarded to NetApp's Research Triangle Park in North Carolina.
Date: 07/16/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Data Centers
Power adapter.
The EPA has announced that external power adapters will no longer be eligible for the Energy Star Label because the adapters have become much more efficient since they were first covered under the program.
Date: 09/21/2010
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Electronics
Refrigerator
Spurred in part by the looming Energy Star 2014 standards, GE is investing in the design and manufacturing of energy-efficient refrigeration products.
Date: 10/18/2010
Type: News
Technologies: General Information
real estate
Boston-based Conservation Services Group is working on a metric to describe a home’s energy efficiency value. The metric would be included in the multiple listing service when the house is listed for sale, making energy efficiency a more tangible component of the home's value.
Date: 11/05/2010
Type: Article
Energy Star label
The Department of Energy plans to roll out a new "Most Efficient" Energy Star rating for products in the top of their categories. The initial product categories to receive the labels will likely be water heaters, TVs, and appliances.
Date: 11/09/2010
Type: News
Seattle
The City of Seattle has launched a formal benchmarking program to measure and track the energy efficiency of its commercial buildings by using the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager program.
Date: 05/11/2011
Type: Article
Six Californian cities are noted on Energy Star's list of top 25 cities with the most Energy Star certified buildings.
Date: 03/12/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
Soraa, a LED company founded by leading Institute Faculty, has asked the EPA to address lighting color quality in the next ENERGY STAR standards. Left unaddressed, this lack of high color quality lighting products will lead to a stalling in consumer adoption of energy efficient lighting, says Soraa.
Date: 05/28/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays

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