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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
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
The California Energy Commission voted unanimously to impose energy efficiency standards on televisions, making California the first state to do so.
Date: 11/18/2009
Type: News
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
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
The Energy Department has concluded in an internal audit that it does not properly track whether manufacturers that give their appliances an Energy Star label have met the required specifications for energy efficiency.
Date: 10/18/2009
Type: News
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
After months of anticipation, the EPA has finally released its Energy Star label for data centers. The label should incite competition for energy efficiency improvements, as the agency plans to award the label to only the top 25% of centers in a given industry.
Date: 06/08/2010
Type: Article
Energy Star specifications are now available for data servers. The servers that receive the Energy Star label will be around 30% more energy efficient.
Date: 05/27/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers

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