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Everybody is a winner!
ENERGY STAR is the international symbol for energy efficiency – a simple way for consumers to identify products that are among the top energy performers on the market.
Products bearing the ENERGY STAR symbol help save energy and money and protect our environment.
Depending on the type of product you are buying, choosing an ENERGY STAR qualified model can help reduce energy consumption and costs by 10 to 50 percent compared with a conventional product.
ENERGY STAR qualified products are also good for the environment. Using energy-efficient appliances and other equipment in your home reduces greenhouse gas emissions and pollutants that cause urban smog and acid rain.
To qualify for the ENERGY STAR symbol, products must meet stringent specifications for energy consumption without sacrificing the features, versatility and quality expected of high-performing products. And ENERGY STAR qualified products often cost no more to purchase than conventional equipment.
Natural Resources Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency promotes the international ENERGY STAR symbol in Canada and monitors its use. As you will learn in this booklet, you can find products bearing the ENERGY STAR symbol for every room in the house. So the next time you are shopping for an appliance, lighting, heating or cooling equipment, a computer, home electronics or even windows, remember to look for the ENERGY STAR symbol.
EnerGuide and ENERGY STAR – a winning team
For more than 25 years, Canadian shoppers have relied on the EnerGuide label to compare the energy consumption of major electrical household appliances and heating and cooling equipment. ENERGY STAR and EnerGuide work hand-in-hand – when you see the ENERGY STAR symbol on an EnerGuide label, you can be sure that the product is among the most energy-efficient available, thus saving you money on your energy bills.