House Proposal Would Shift Energy Star to DOE

Responsibility for the Energy Star program would shift from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to the U.S. Department of Energy under a proposed bill, which would also make significant changes in the process of setting Energy Star specifications. The measure

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Submit Technical Lighting Questions for ENERGY STAR Partner Meeting Session

The U.S. EPA is hosting a session at the 2017 ENERGY STAR Products Partner Meeting (ESPPM) in Chicago, IL to address stakeholder questions on Lamps and Luminaires: Requirements, Testing, Certification, and Verification Testing. The meeting will be held at the

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Energy Star Extension of Deadline for Stakeholder Review of Use of LM-80

Document in response to stakeholder request, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the comment deadline for the ENERGY STAR Requirements for the Use of LM-80 Data to Friday, December 9, 2016. The document, along with an accompanying cover

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EPA ENERGY STAR Latest Trends in Connected Lighting Webinar May 26

The third webinar in this series will take place on Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 1:00PM – 3:00PM EDT. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program is excited to launch a new webinar series covering this year’s most compelling

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ENERGY STAR Lighting Webinar Series

In recent years, EPA has worked with stakeholders to raise the bar for efficient lighting. Building on more than 20 years of partnership to foster the future success of the ENERGY STAR program for lighting, EPA is hosting a webinar

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The EPA Announces 2016 ENERGY STAR Award Winners

Among the EPA’s 2016 ENERGY STAR Award Winners were MaxLite, Eaton, Schneider Electric, Metro Lighting, Panasonic Eco Solutions, and the Home Depot. http://www.tedmag.com

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EPA’s ENERGY STAR Announces Top Cities List

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its seventh-annual list of the top 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings in 2014. EPA’s Energy Star Top Cities list shows how cities across America, with help from

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Guidelines for Using the ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient Mark

For important correspondence from the U.S. EPA concerning the recognition criteria for ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2016, go to: https://www.energystar.gov/ia/partners/downloads/Most_Efficient_Guidelines.pdf?7aa8-2c93 On the ENERGY STAR web page, you will find the draft recognition criteria documents for the twelve eligible product categories

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EPA Publishes Final Energy Star Luminaires V2.0 Spec With Minor Changes

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced publication of Version 2 (V2.0) of the Energy Star Luminaires specification with the document scheduled to become effective on June 1, 2016. The new specification will replace Luminaires V1.2, raising the performance

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ENERGY STAR Lamps Version 2.0 Draft 2 Specification

The cover letter and draft specification are available on the ENERGY STAR Lamps V2.0 product development web page. On Monday, April 20, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern, EPA will host a webinar and in-person meeting in Washington, DC

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EPA Luminaires V2.0 Draft 2 Stakeholder Webinar

The U.S. EPA has released the ENERGY STAR Luminaires V2.0 Draft 2 for stakeholder review. The cover letter and draft specification are available on the ENERGY STAR Luminaires V2.0 product development web page. Questions may be directed to Taylor Jantz-Sell, EPA,

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EPA 2015 Verification Testing for Lamps

In the interest of maintaining the integrity of the LED lamp market, EPA has decided to retain the full 6,000-hour testing of LED lamps to evaluate lumen and color maintenance as well as rated life. EPA will re-evaluate the guidance

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ENERGY STAR Luminaires V2.0 Draft 1 Stakeholder Meeting Reminder

EPA will be holding a webinar and an in person meeting in Washington, D.C. on January 21, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST. RSVP for the meeting to lighting@energystar.gov with the subject line “RSVP Luminaires V2.0 Draft 1

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EPA Issues Directive on LED and Legacy Lamp Verification Testing for Energy Star

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a guidance document intended to instruct certification bodies (CBs) in their implementation of verification testing of lamps, including LED-based products, that are certified to the Energy Star lamps V1.0 and V1.1 specifications.

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Energy Star Day: The Power of The Little Blue Label

$300 billion in savings. That’s how much consumers and businesses have saved on utility bills in the last 22 years because of the ENERGY STAR program. For more than 20 years, people across the country have looked to EPA’s ENERGY

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ENERGY STAR® Luminaires V2.0 Specification Discussion Document October 2014

The Specification Discussion Document from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching a revision of the ENERGY STAR specification for luminaires (V2.0). Comments are due by November 14, 2014. EPA is hosting an in person meeting to discuss this

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EPA Further Clarifies Energy Star V1.1 Lamp Requirements, Adds CBCP Tool

The US EPA has distributed yet another letter regarding proposed changes to the Energy Star Lamps specification that will be adopted in the transition from V1.0 to V1.1 specifications due this fall. The clarifications impact decorative lamps. The EPA also

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Energy company reaches agreement with EPA to clean up coal ash spill 

The Environmental Protection Agency and a top U.S. energy provider reached a settlement agreement Thursday in which the company agreed to clean up the remains of a February coal ash spill that contaminated 70 miles of river in North Carolina

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ENERGY STAR at Lightfair International (#7846)

This year, EPA is also presenting an ENERGY STAR Lighting Certification Short Course workshop on June 2nd. http://www.lightfair.com/lightfair/V40/index.cvn?id=10368.

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Top 100 U.S. Organizations Using Renewable Energy

Tech leads the way in this year’s Top 100 organizations utilizing renewable energy sources, an annual list compiled by the EPA. The top 10 partners appearing on the Top 100 list are: http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/toplists/ Intel Corporation (Santa Clara, CA) Kohl’s Department

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