ENERGY STAR matters
- In 2008 alone, with the help of ENERGY STAR, Americans saved more than $19 billion on their energy bills and reduced greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 29 million vehicles.
- By choosing ENERGY STAR qualified products, the typical household can save up to $501 per year – while improving home comfort and helping the environment.**
**The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. Savings estimates based on an even mix of one- and two-story detached homes of 1700 or 2600 sq. ft. respectively, with 15% of their floor space in windows that are equally distributed across compass directions. Heating and cooling systems are modeled as either natural gas heat with electric air conditioning or electric heat pump, according to the regional breakdown reported in the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) 2005 Residential Energy Consumption Survey. Estimates use the EIA's 2006 average natural gas prices and the 2007 electricity prices. Actual savings will vary by local climatic conditions, utility rates, and individual home characteristics. For additional information, go to energystar.gov/windows.