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ENERGY STAR Products

ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The ENERGY STAR label helps consumers identify energy efficient products and practices in over 60 product categories for the home and office. Products earn the ENERGY STAR label by meeting the energy efficiency requirements set forth in ENERGY STAR product specifications. These products deliver the same or better performance as comparable models while using less energy and saving money. Federal agencies are required by law to purchase Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)-designated or ENERGY STAR-qualified products.

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Whole Building Systems

Materials

  • Reach in Refrigeration

    Refrigerated cooler units can house chilled beverages, salads, and other pre-packaged foods. Units with doors are more efficient than those that ar...
  • Salad Bar

    Open display counters often house salad components, pre-made items, and ingredients for made-to-order items (see also Hot Food Service). Select equ...
  • IT Equipment

    Office equipment, such as computers and display monitors, can be energy intensive. Many newly manufactured computers and monitors are ENERGY STAR...
  • Under Counter Refrigeration

    Under-counter refrigeration units should have fully-gasketed doors to fully contain the cold air within, and walls should be adequately insulated. W...
  • Video Conferencing

    Video conferencing equipment, such as LCD projectors, screens and flat screen TVs, can reduce the need for work-related travel and thereby reduce an...
  • Kitchen Appliances

    Kitchen equipment, such as dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, and water coolers, can be energy and water intensive; its important to seek out ene...
  • Copy Equipment

    Copiers, fax machines and other office equipment can be energy intensive. Many newly manufactured copiers, printers, scanners and fax machines are ...
  • Hot Pre-Made Food Pick Up

    Pre-made pick-up stations (sometimes referred to as "grab-and-go") requires food to be maintained for periods of time at a certain temperature. The...
  • Hot to Order Food

    Certain food items are often prepared to-order in front of patrions. These stations are often composed of cooking equipment behind a counter that i...
  • Deep Fryer

    Deep Fryers require energy to heat oil to high temperatures. They also require ventilation directly above the equipment and specialized suppression ...
  • Dish Washing Products

    Soaps and other cleansing agents are required for washing and sanitizing food service items. Select products that are plant-base...
  • Kitchen Exhaust Hoods

    Kitchen exhaust hoods are a large energy consumer in cafeteria spaces. Significant amounts of energy can be conserved by utilizing transfer air – co...
  • Oven

    Convection ovens are common in food service. Look for equipment that carries the Energy Star label for energy efficiency.