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ABOUT ENERGY STAR...

Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.

Results are already adding up. Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved enough energy in 2010 alone to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 33 million cars — all while saving nearly $18 billion on their utility bills.

Does your building qualify as energy star certified?

Commercial buildings that earn EPA’s Energy Star must perform in the top 25 percent of similar buildings nationwide and must be independently verified by a licensed professional engineer or a registered architect. Energy Star certified buildings use an average of 35 percent less energy and are responsible for 35 percent less carbon dioxide emissions than typical buildings. Fifteen types of commercial buildings can earn the Energy Star, including office buildings, K-12 schools, and retail stores.

Oklahoma has created ECO: Encouraging Conservation in Oklahoma to promote, encourage and develop sustainable travel practices in Oklahoma. The ECO program offers the education, certification and marketing support businesses need to provide effective sustainable travel practices economically. 

Look here for more information on how you can make your home or business more energy efficient!