How a Product Earns the ENERGY STAR Label

The Ingenious Air Small Duct (Hi-Velocity) System is the first small duct system in the world to achieve the minimum efficiency rating for Energy Star’s ‘Energy Star for New Home’ protocol.

The system achieves a Thermal Performance Factor (TPF) of 0.92, out of a possible 0.95 (maximum), for the CAN/CSA-P.9-11 Test. This method determines the efficiency performance of combined space and water heating systems (combos).

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What is ENERGY STAR?

ENERGY STAR is the trusted, American and Canadian government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices.

The ENERGY STAR label was established to

  1. Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants caused by the inefficient use of energy.
  2. Make it easy for consumers to identify and purchase energy-efficient products that offer savings on energy bills without sacrificing performance, features, and comfort.

How Does The Environmental Protection Agency Choose which Products Earn the Label?

Products can earn the ENERGY STAR label by meeting the energy efficiency requirements set forth in ENERGY STAR product specifications.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) establishes these specifications based on the following set of key guiding principles:

  • Product categories must contribute significant energy savings nationwide.
  • Certified products must deliver the features and performance demanded by consumers, in addition to increased energy efficiency.
  • If the certified product costs more than a conventional, less-efficient counterpart, purchasers will recover their investment in increased energy efficiency through utility bill savings, within a reasonable period of time.
  • Energy efficiency can be achieved through broadly available, non-proprietary technologies offered by more than one manufacturer.
  • Product energy consumption and performance can be measured and verified with testing.
  • Labelling would effectively differentiate products and be visible for purchasers.

Source: www.energystar.gov March 2016.