- 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
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 A/V 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.
Set-Top Boxes (STBs) that meet the version 5.0 Energy Star specification will offer more than 30% or 21kWh in savings per year beyond conventional products. If all STBs sold in the United States were Energy Star certified, the cost savings would grow to more than $580 million each year and more than 8 billion pounds of annual greenhouse gas emissions would be prevented, equivalent to the emissions from over 790,000 vehicles.