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    • January

      25

      2013
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    New mobile app gives Energy Star ratings

    “The CodeGreen Energy App is just the kind of tool we have been waiting for. It makes finding and comparing Energy Star Scores of thousands of buildings so quick and easy. Making this data transparent is a dream come true for the Energy Efficiency Marketplace,” said Robert Sauchelli, national program manager, Energy Star Service and Product Provider Partnership.

    • April

      15

      2012
    • 487
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    Habitat builds passive house in Berea

    Habitat builds passive house in Berea Lexington Herald Leader A family in Berea is getting an energy-efficient home from Habitat for Humanity. The Richmond Register (http://bit.ly/HkaBZC) reports it is Habitat for Humanity’s first ” passive ” home in the state, which means it exceeds federal Energy Star ratings and … Berea family getting Habitat’s first; Passive home in Kentucky.

    • June

      26

      2011
    • 671
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    Best Energy Efficient Dishwashers 2011

    Looking at reviews to find the best, energy efficient dishwasher for your home? Good idea! Your home appliances can really add to your energy bills; and your carbon footprint. If you’re in the market for a new dishwasher, look for a model that’s Energy Star certified .

    • May

      1

      2011
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    EPA Lists U.S. Cities with the Most Energy Star Certified Space

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its third annual list of U.S. cities with the most Energy Star-certified buildings.

    The top three are familiar from past years: Los Angeles is first for the third year and Washington, D.C. and San Francisco are second and third, respectively, for the second year. New York made the biggest jump to fifth, up five places from 2009. California dominates EPA’s list with five out of the 25 listed cities. More than 6,200 commercial buildings were Energy Star certified in 2010, up 60% from 2009.

    Atlanta has increased from #9 in 2009 to #6 in .. Click for more info.

    • July

      11

      2010
    • 927
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    Most Efficient Large Refrigerators (greater than 24 cubic feet) Top 3 Picks

    In the constant quest to save energy, you should never forget about your refrigerator. They run 24 hours per day. Appliances account for about 17 percent of your household’s energy consumption, with refrigerators, clothes washers, and clothes dryers at the top of the list, according to the Department of Energy.

    We’ve taken a look at the Energy Star ratings of large refrigerators – the ones here are greater than 24 cubic feet. Based on the lowest use of KWH/year – these are the top three most efficient large refrigerators.

    • April

      25

      2010
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    Earth Advantage Institute Makes Earth Day Predictions For Housing Ten Years From Now

    The Earth Advantage Institute promotes a green building standard from the Northwest that combines the energy requirements of Energy Star with healthy home attributes like air quality, environmental responsibility and and resource efficiency.

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