Earlier this year, the EPA’s ENERGY STAR was announced to be on the chopping block. I mean for the 2018 USA federal budget. Yet it’s so much more. For i mean more than a consumers’ guide for appliances. All because the ENERGY STAR program is widely used Even for building performance benchmarking by many cities and states. Thereby leading to improved efficiency and reduced cost. Since its creation, the voluntary program has saved consumers $430 billion. So I also mean $34 billion in 2015 alone. All the while operating on an annual administrative cost of only $57 million.
The cost-benefit for businesses (and the economy) is a no-brainer.
MACH Energy recently polled thousands of building professionals to find out their ENERGY STAR experience and thoughts. Moreover they interviewed thought leaders in CRE and green building industries. All to further analyze and support ENERGY STAR. In addition and as well as to fortify its future. These findings have been compiled in a comprehensive report titled “ENERGY STAR: An Analysis Of Economic Benefits To The Built Environment”. For it’s featuring the history, benefits, and future of ENERGY STAR. All in the current political climate, and its role in the building and commercial real estate industries.
MACH found strong, non-partisan support for ENERGY STAR.
Especially with industry groups and leaders. All making unequivocal statements touting the benefits of the program.
Survey respondents also shared the sentiment: 78% would be concerned if funding for ENERGY STAR was reduced or removed from the EPA’s budget.
Here’s an infographic also talking about the survey. Yet even in a story I did on Energy Efficiency with Johnson Controls. For they also did a survey; which is really what this program does. i mean it makes products more energy efficient. All which in turn saves the customer more money on Energy costs!
They found relatively the same darn thing.
Finally, energy saving consumer electronics make sense. Also to have a program that’s so inexpensive to run relative to the entire Federal government. in conclusion, its worth the investment.