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Home Audio/Video

Last Updated: 09/02/19 Click to see brand name products that meet these requirements

A mains-connected product that offers Audio Amplification and/or Optical Disc Player functions.

Product Details
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Procurement Info

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Life Cycle Cost Savings

Life Cycle Costing (LCC) aims to quantify the financial impact of a product over its entire life cycle to assist consumers in making decisions that will save them money over the long term.

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.

Guiding Principles
Contributes to meeting The Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings
Additional Guidance

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.


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