The Power of the Little Blue Label: ENERGY STAR® and What It Means

In honor of ENERGY STAR Day, we thought we’d take a closer look at the ENERGY STAR® label. This symbol packs a big punch when it comes to helping consumers understand how energy-efficient a product is: close to 90% of Americans recognize the little blue label!

Choose ENERGY STAR® to Save Energy

The ENERGY STAR program was created in 1992 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promote energy savings and the reduction of greenhouse gases. The success of the program is impressive: since it was founded, American consumers and businesses have realized $300 billion in energy savings and avoided the emission of two billion metric tons of greenhouse gases.

The ENERGY STAR label is only given to products that meet strict energy efficiency guidelines as established by the program. In order to be rated by ENERGY STAR, a product must undergo independent third-party testing in an EPA-accredited testing laboratory.

Windows and doors that receive the ENERGY STAR rating have been shown to:

  • Contribute significant energy savings nationwide.
  • Deliver increased energy efficiency along with the performance and features desired by consumers.
  • Provide a good investment that allows purchasers to recoup their cost within a reasonable amount of time, if the product costs more than its less-efficient, conventional counterparts.
  • Achieve energy efficiency through non-proprietary technologies available through more than one manufacturer.
  • Have energy performance and consumption levels that are measurable and verifiable with testing.
  • Have labeling that differentiates the product and is visible to consumers.

Choose Sunrise® to Get the ENERGY STAR® Label

Replacing old windows with ENERGY STAR windows can lower household energy bills up to 15 percent, according to the EPA. Sunrise® Windows is proud to offer a variety of ENERGY STAR-rated products – including multiple products listed on the current ENERGY STAR Most Efficient list – that meet and exceed the ENERGY STAR guidelines to help you save money and protect the environment. For more information on the most energy-efficient windows and to locate an authorized dealer near you, visit www.SunriseWindows.com.

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Joe Mills