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Welcome to The ENERGY STAR Current!

2012 May 9

By: Brittney Gordon

We are excited to bring you ENERGY STAR’s brand new blog, The ENERGY STAR Current! This blog has been in the works for quite some time and those here at EPA are excited to finally bring it to those interested in learning more about protecting the climate by saving energy. Every Wednesday you will find new blog posts from the experts at ENERGY STAR, and guest posts from those working with us to help bring energy saving tips and information to the American public. There are a lot of innovative advancements coming in the world of energy efficiency, and this blog is our way of helping you to make your home, your workplace and your community more energy efficient.

Today we wanted to start off by asking what you would like to see in The ENERGY STAR Current. This blog is all about helping you do your part in fighting climate change, so we want to make sure that we are covering the topics that matter most in your world. Do you want to know more about how ENERGY STAR works? How products, buildings and homes are certified for the label? Would you like to read about the new specifications coming down the pike that will make the products you purchase and the buildings you live and work in more efficient? Use the comment section to leave us your ideas. We want this to be your #1 place to turn for news and dialogue on the energy saving movement, so please interact with our blog community and let your thoughts be heard.

We look forward to interacting with you and hope that you spread the word about our blog to your connections. To learn more check out the ENERGY STAR Website.

Brittney Gordon is a member of the ENERGY STAR communications team. She came to the U.S. EPA in 2010, after a career in television news.

Editor's Note: The opinions expressed here are those of the author. They do not reflect EPA policy, endorsement, or action, and EPA does not verify the accuracy or science of the contents of the blog.

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11 Responses leave one →
  1. Kevin McKenzie permalink
    May 9, 2012

    What is Energy Star doing to make cities large and small more sustainable?

  2. May 9, 2012

    As a promoter of Green and Sustainable Buildings I would like to see ‘Residential Energy Efficiency Statistics’ on how Energy Efficiency can help lower energy costs.

    Thank you [EPA] for all that you do in the fight against Global Warming.

  3. Bryan permalink
    May 9, 2012

    I am most interested in keeping up to date on what is coming down the pike. It seems that V3 came out and we are making all kids of revisions. I believe that we are headed towards V3.6? I love the blog idea.

  4. May 10, 2012

    I would love to hear about new requirements on the horizon and individual success stories with Energy Star. Thanks!

  5. May 10, 2012

    The Good ENERGY STAR be with us!

    The wonderful thing about ENERGY STAR is it empowers good people to conserve energy and protect the environment.
    What I want to see on the ENERGY STAR Current is the resulting effect of this program on the lives of the people who make this conservation of energy happen.
    Also, I want to see the resulting effect in the environment.

    Live forever and prosper!

  6. UltraV permalink
    May 10, 2012

    Important to get the word out, as improvements can be made in so many homes and businesses to increase energy efficiency.

    One thing I’d like to see the Energy Star rating system take on is solar, wind and other alternative sources, so the consumer can make a better informed decision about implementing these opportunities into their energy profiles. I see geothermal pumps under HVAC, but cannot find much in the way of other alternative energy production equipment.

    Here’s a specific case: I’m interested in a low cost way to accomplish water heating, rather than using my oil burning forced hot water system to heat water in the summer. I’d rather use solar hot water heating if possible rather than electrical as the alternative to ‘off-boiler’ HW, but it’s hard to find product ratings.

    That’s just one ‘for instance’ in a wide range of possibilities. I’m also looking to supplement/off load some of my electrical load using small scale PV or wind power, and would love to see Energy Star offer ratings on these as well.

    One other point I’d like to make about Energy Star ratings – it would be nice to know if products made are US made, or if company is US owned; many of us will choose to buy “made in USA” products first, and it would be a plus to have this information listed along with other information about product ratings.

  7. Kerry Ivers permalink
    May 10, 2012

    I would love to know more about the new energy star technologies coming down the pike. Also, it would be great to have some cost information that shows how upfront investment in energy star products/systems will pay off in terms of energy savings and costs savings.

  8. May 10, 2012

    I think tips and ways to save energy in the home and office in addition to upgrading to energy star appliances & devices would be great!

  9. bgordon permalink*
    May 10, 2012

    Thanks for all of the great ideas! We will follow up on all of them. We will be soon featuring guest blog posts from our followers, so subscribe to this blog and be on the look out for your turn to write!

  10. May 29, 2012

    I welcome your efforts. This is the only way that we can save our planet. We really should make everything around us, more energy efficient.

  11. John Vending permalink
    July 8, 2012

    Thank you for all the great ideas in this article

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