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As emissions reductions estimates and methodologies regarding Smart Grid use vary widely, the EPA suggests a clearinghouse could be created for such data.
Date: 11/06/2009
Type: Article
A newly proposed Building Star program would provide incentives for commercial buildings to reduce their energy consumption and increase efficiency.
Date: 03/05/2010
Type: News
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
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
The U.S. government, criticized for lax scrutiny of Energy Star products, has announced it will further tighten its certification rules.
Date: 04/15/2010
Type: News
Southern California Edison receives an award in recognition of its leadership in energy efficiency through the promotion of ENERGY STAR appliances and electronics and other programs that help customers save energy.
Date: 03/02/2010
Type: News
The residential building sector of the US has enormous potential for greenhouse gas emissions reductions, but high upfront costs and lack of consumer understanding of energy efficiency advantages are some of the issues obscuring this opportunity.
Date: 01/25/2010
Type: News
Building owners begin measuring energy use in order to comply with the Clean and Affordable Energy Act of 2008 which requires public disclosure of enegry ratings beginning in 2012.
Date: 12/22/2009
Type: News
The Department of Energy is working with the EPA and other federal departments to develop an energy label for homes, scheduled to be launched this fall.
Date: 03/08/2010
Type: News

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