- Federal agencies are required to purchase products as designated or specified under this program
Where to Buy
Legal Requirements Lists federal requirements related to the purchase of this item, including applicable Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements
Life Cycle Cost Savings
For most applications, Energy Star-qualified audio/video equipment has the lowest life-cycle cost. An efficient product is cost effective when the energy costs saved over the life of the product exceed the additional upfront cost (if any) of the more efficient model. Energy Star considers both upfront costs and lifetime energy cost savings when setting required efficiency levels. Federal purchasers can assume that Energy Star-qualified products are life-cycle cost effective. On its Purchasing & Procurement page, Energy Star offers MS-Excel-based calculators to estimate how much money and energy you can save purchasing ENERGY STAR consumer electronics products.
Contributes to meeting The Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings
Energy Star covers a wide range of home audio/video equipment, including Home-Theater-in-a-Box Systems, Soundbars, MP3 speaker docks, Audio Amplifiers, AV receivers, Shelf systems, Blu-ray Disc players, and DVD players.