The US EPA Energy Star Program: Conserving Natural and Business Resources
The Energy Star program is a unique and important model for public/private sector corporations because it accomplishes important additional goals via market-driven means, not government mandate. It’s a voluntary non-regulatory program that creates partnerships between the EPA and industry. It works very simply: promote the significant economic advantages of energy-efficient products and then identify those products to consumers. In addition to helping protect the environment, it frees billions of dollars of needless energy spending to go back into the economy, instead of up in smoke. As a result, customers today are looking for energy-efficient office equipment and increasingly; they are coming to appreciate the impact that energy savings can have on their bottom line.