Bulk buying savings—room air cleaners

ENERGY STAR®—saving time, energy and money

The ENERGY STAR Initiative makes green procurement easier in a number of ways. (See a full description at Making the business case.)

One of the most useful is the ENERGY STAR Simple Savings Calculator. This downloadable tool lets you compare as many as three ENERGY STAR certified models against a conventional model of the same product type.

As the example for room air cleaners in the table below illustrates, you can calculate:

• energy savings
• operating cost savings
• simple payback on investment
• greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions
• annual and product lifetime savings

The add-on ENERGY STAR Summary Calculator allows you to figure comparisons for a number of different product types in one spreadsheet.

Note: These ENERGY STAR calculators generate estimates of energy, cost and emissions savings using base energy prices and other factors that are developed from Government of Canada data and energy rates posted by provincial and territorial utilities. National average energy costs are calculated and used as the calculators’ default settings. Users can localize the settings by selecting a province or territory, or inputting their own data. All values are updated regularly.

Cost-savings example—200 room air cleaners (9-year life)

Equipment

ENERGY STAR

Non-ENERGY STAR

Annual

Annual

Energy consumption
(kWh)

39,284

353,554

117,384

1,056,456

Energy cost
(@ 13.0¢/kWh)

\$5,097

\$31,838

\$15,229

\$95,136

Maintenance cost

\$0

\$0

\$0

\$0

Total operating cost

\$5,097

\$31,838

\$15,229

\$95,136

Incremental cost

\$0

Total life-cycle cost

\$31,838

\$95,136

Total energy savings
(kWh)

78,100

702,902

Total energy and maintenance cost savings

\$10,133

\$63,297

Emissions savings
(kg CO2)

12,496

112,464

Payback period

0 years (based on incremental cost of \$0 per ENERGY STAR certified unit)

Product specification summary

The ENERGY STAR name and symbol are administered and promoted in Canada by Natural Resources Canada and are registered in Canada by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.