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2 1 ESM 595 F Energy STAR Program

3 2 ENERGY STAR zENERGY STAR is a voluntary partnership between: yU.S. Department of Energy yU.S. Environmental Protection Agency yProduct manufacturers yLocal utilities yRetailers

4 3 Energy STAR yManufacturing Partners: xParticipate in development of targets xParticipate in development of tests xDo the product design & development xPlace the Energy STAR logo on their products yRetailing Partners: xPromote efficient products with the ENERGY STAR logo xEducate consumers about the unique benefits of energy efficiency product

5 4 Energy STAR zEPA promotes energy efficiency because electricity generation contributes to air pollution, including significant emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, and carbon dioxide, which are major contributors to the problem of global climate change

6 5 Products

7 6 Appliances

8 7 Washers zFront-loading ENERGY STAR® models are similar in design to washers used in laundromats. zThese horizontal-axis or tumble-action machines repeatedly lift and drop clothes, instead of moving clothes around a central axis.

9 8 Washers zTop-loading ENERGY STAR® washers use sensor technology to closely control the incoming water temperature. zTo reduce water consumption: yspray clothes with repeated high- pressure rinses to remove soap residues rather than soaking them in a full tub of rinse water.

10 9 Washers zWhat does this mean to you? It means.. yNearly 50 percent less water and 30%- 40% less energy used per load yWasher design causes less wear and tear on clothes yBulky items such as blankets fit easily in the super capacity basket. yBetter water extraction means less dryer time, for further energy savings

11 10 Washers yA typical household does nearly 400 loads of laundry per year, using about 40 gallons of water per full load with a conventional washer. yIn contrast, a full-size ENERGY STAR ® clothes washer uses 20-25 gallons per load. You could save as much as 7,000 gallons of water per year yAnd, you are saving all the energy that would have been needed to heat that water


13 12 Refrigerator zYour Home's Biggest Power User yThe refrigerator is the single biggest power consumer in most households yA typical refrigerator made around 1990 uses about over 900 kilowatt hours per year - that's the same amount of energy you would use by leaving a 1,250 watt hairdryer on for a month! yThe older your refrigerator is, the more power it burns

14 13 Refrigerator yENERGY STAR ® refrigerators incorporate a number of advanced features to save energy: Better insulation - compressor needs to run less often to keep it cold More efficient compressors Improved heat transfer surfaces More precise temperature and defrost mechanisms

15 14 Refrigerator yAlso, improved insulation means that the compressor needs to run less often. yThis keeps the kitchen cooler, since the compressor produces heat while it is running, actually reducing the need to air condition and improving comfort. yENERGY STAR ® refrigerators must exceed minimum federal standards for energy consumption by at least 20%.

16 15 Refrigerator yWhat about manual defrost refrigerators? xManual defrost refrigerators are not covered under the ENERGY STAR ® program, but are generally more efficient than automatic defrost refrigerators. xProper maintenance of manual defrost refrigerators is necessary to realize the energy savings. xThe Department of Energy offers tips on buying refrigerators and lowering the energy usage of your refrigerator.Department of Energy

17 16 Save Energy While Keeping Cool zENERGY STAR ® Room Air Conditioners feature yhigh-efficiency compressors yhigh-efficiency fan motors yhigh-efficiency heat transfer surfaces

18 17 ENERGY STAR ® Room Air Conditioners yAir is cooled when it passes over the refrigerant coils which have fins, similar to an automobile radiator. yCompressor sends cooled refrigerant through the coils, and cools the air as it is forced over the coils. yUsing advanced heat transfer technologies, more of the heat from the air is transferred into the coils than in conventional models, saving energy required to compress the refrigerant.

19 18 ENERGY STAR ® Room Air Conditioners yENERGY STAR ® Room Air Conditioners must exceed minimum federal standards for energy consumption by at least 15%. yBuy The Right Size xMany people buy an air conditioner that is too large for the space, thinking it will cool better. xIn an oversized air conditioner will actually be less effective than one that is the correct size, and waste energy at the same time.

20 19 ENERGY STAR ® Room Air Conditioners yAir conditioners remove heat and humidity from the air. yHumidity is removed when the air in a room passes over the cooling coils of an air conditioner. yIf the unit is too large, it will cool the room quickly, but only remove a portion of the humidity. This leaves the room with a damp, clammy feeling to the air, since the air will not have been circulated enough. yA properly sized unit will remove humidity effectively as it cools.

21 20 ENERGY STAR ® Room Air Conditioners AREA TO BE COOLED 2 CAPACITY (BTU/HR) –100 to 1505,000 –150 to 2506,000 –250 to 300 7,000 –300 to 3508,000 –350 to 4009,000 –400 to 45010,000 If the room is heavily shaded, reduce capacity by 10% If the room is very sunny, increase capacity by 10% If more than 2 people regularly occupy the room, add 600 Btu/Hr for each additional person If the unit is for a kitchen, increase the capacity by 4,000 Btu/Hr.

22 21 Electronic Appliances TVs and VCRs zENERGY STAR-labeled TVs require 3 watts or less of power when switched off, an energy savings of up to 75% over conventional models, which consume as much as 12 watts while off. zENERGY STAR-labeled VCRs require 4 watts or less of power when switched off, an energy savings of up to 70% over conventional models, which consume as much as 13 watts while switched off.

23 22 Electronic Appliances

24 23 Electronic Appliances zENERGY STAR labeled Home Audio products consume no more than 2 Watts when switched off. Home audio products include cassette decks, CD players/changers, clock radios... zENERGY STAR labeled DVD (digital versatile disk) players can consume only 3 Watts when switched off zStarting in 2003, ENERGY STAR Home Audio and DVD products will consume no more than 1 Watt when switched off.

25 24 Electronic Appliances

26 25 Office Equipment zEnergy use by office equipment is one of the fastest-growing sources of electricity consumption in businesses and homes zIt currently accounts for more than 7 percent of total commercial sector electricity use zMuch of this energy is wasted because office equipment sits idle for long periods.

27 26 Fast Facts on Office Equipment z"If over the next 15 years everyone were to buy only those energy-efficient products marked in stores with EPA's distinctive ENERGY STAR ® label, we could shrink our energy bills by a total of about $100 billion over the next 15 years and dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions." ~ President Clinton during a speech to announce his climate change policy (Washington, DC), October 22, 1997

28 27 Fast Facts on Office Equipment zIn 1999, if everyone were to purchase only office equipment with the ENERGY STAR label, our nation would save about $1.5 billion a year in energy bills and cut the air pollution equal to the amount produced by more than 3 million cars. zMost computer users don't realize that while a screen saver is running, their monitor is not saving energy. zFor a typical American business with 100 computers, 10 laser printers and 3 copiers, more than $4,700 is spent each year to power the equipment. However, if the equipment is ENERGY STAR-compliant, only $2,081 is spent on this electricity.

29 28 Fast Facts on Office Equipment zAn ENERGY STAR-labeled monitor consumes up to 90 percent less energy than models without power management features. zEach year, consumers pay $1.8 billion in energy costs just to operate office equipment used in homes and businesses. zThe average home office energy bill in the United States is $135. However, by purchasing an ENERGY STAR- compliant computer, monitor and fax machine, the average home office can cut its energy bill by as much as 45 percent.



32 31 EXIT Signs zAs a nation, we spend about $1 billion annually to operate all the exit signs in buildings zBy the year 2000, companies could be saving 800 million kilowatts of electricity per year through the use of ENERGY STAR-labeled exit signs. That's a total savings of almost $70 million each year! zAn ENERGY STAR-labeled exit sign operates on less than 5 watts per face, using less energy than a typical exit sign.

33 32 EXIT Signs zEach year, just one ENERGY STAR-labeled exit sign can save about $15-$20 in electricity costs when compared with the typical, incandescent signs. zMost conventional exit signs are fitted with typical high- wattage incandescent bulbs, which use more electricity than newer technologies, and need to be replaced every few months. zOne exit sign can cost over $30 each year to operate. Plus, additional maintenance costs to replace burnt-out bulbs can reach hundreds of dollars annually.

34 33 Retail Partner zMore than 1,100 national and local retailers are advertising and labeling qualified products nationally, and many more retailers are joining the program.. zRetail Partners receive: Free point-of-purchase and sales training materials Listing on ENERGY STAR website store locator and federal consumer information hotlines Access to utility and manufacturer promotions Leverage from ongoing national brand awareness campaign

35 34 Retail Partner zIn return, Partners agree to: zLabel qualifying products as they reach the showroom zDisplay point-of-purchase materials and consumer brochures in stores zOffer promotions on ENERGY STAR-labeled products zAdvertise ENERGY STAR-labeled products in sales fliers zConduct training for sales associates, using our special sales guide.

36 35 New Products zGiven the success of these partnerships, EPA is expanding its ENERGY STAR Labeling Programs to include: Set-top Boxes Commercial Ice Machines Residential Spot Ventilation Fans Ceiling Fans Vending Machines LED Traffic Lights Telephony Water Coolers Residential Dehumidifiers Reach-in Refrigerators and Freezers

37 36 ENERGY STAR Set-top Box Program zThe new ENERGY STAR Set-top Box Program will include: yAnalog/digital cable boxes yHDTV and DTV converter boxes yInternet access devices (IADs) yVideo game consoles yDirect Broadcast Satellite (DBS) systems yVideophone set-top boxes yDigital TV receivers

38 37 Set-top Box Program WHY SET-TOP BOXES? Substantial Standby Power Consumption. In standby mode (i.e., when switched off), set-top boxes continue to consume energy, in order to provide clock functions, remote control use, memory maintenance, and other features. Market Penetration. According to Cahners In- Stat Group ("Set-top Market Frenzy," Electronic News, February 8, 1999) the market for set-top boxes (including only DBS, cable, and DTV boxes) is forecasted to expand to $7.4 billion by the year 2002 from $3.9 billion last year.

39 38 Fast Facts zThe amount of energy used when off is nearly equal to the amount needed to operate set-top boxes in their primary function or active mode. (LBNL, ACEEE) zCable, satellite, and Internet access set-top boxes, as well as video game consoles, consume an estimated 7 billion kWh per year, producing pollution roughly equivalent to that of over 1 million cars. zAmericans spend over $618 million on utility bills to power these electronic devices. Set-top boxes consume much of this energy while consumers are not watching television or using these products.


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