With ENERGY STAR, you can feel confident knowing that you're protecting your bank account and Mother Earth. Learn why energy efficiency isn't just a good idea these days but an essential money- and resource-saving way of life for both companies and individuals.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the ENERGY STAR program in 1992 as a cutting-edge public-private partnership. Since its inception, the goal of the ENERGY STAR program has been to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by making it easy for consumers and businesses to save energy. The program has become the go-to source for credible information for homeowners, businesses and consumers for energy efficiency. Products that have earned the ENERGY STAR designation prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the government.
Computers and monitors were the first labeled products, but ENERGY STAR labels can now be found on more than 65 varieties of business and consumer electronics and appliances. The program has expanded over the years to cover commercial audio and video equipment, computer servers, light bulbs, commercial food service products, among others. The list keeps growing. The ENERGY STAR label can also be found on new homes and commercial and industrial buildings.
ENERGY STAR products are more efficient than standard products and provide the same or enhanced features and performance. More than 1,000 models of Samsung TVs, monitors, notebook PCs and printers/multifunction devices carry the ENERGY STAR logo. Samsung was honored for “Excellence in Product Labeling” in 2009 for consistent, high-profile placement of the ENERGY STAR logo on select products and ENERGY STAR Promotion in 2010. In 2011 and 2012 Samsung was named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year.
The numbers don’t lie: In 2011, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, prevented about 210 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, which is equivalent to the annual emissions from 41 million vehicles, and saved $23 billion on their utility bills.
Join Samsung and millions of Americans in saving energy and protecting the climate by taking the ENERGY STAR Pledge. Simple, everyday actions from changing a light to enabling computers to power down while not in use, to choosing products that have earned the ENERGY STAR can help change the world.
When you use ENERGY STAR–certified products, whether you’re working on your laptop, catching the latest releases on your LED TV, or doing a load of laundry, you’re reducing greenhouse gas emissions and saving on energy costs. It’s easy. You’ll do good by going “green,” and you don’t even have to give it a second thought. If every American household took the actions found in the ENERGY STAR Pledge, we would save $18 billion in annual energy costs and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions from 20 million cars. So join us and together, we can all make a difference.