Global Policy Advocacy - Case Study: EPA Energy Star Specifications and Advanced Lighting Technology

Energy Star is an international standard for energy efficiency that was first established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the early 1990s. Products and buildings that satisfy EPA standards for efficiency are granted permission to use the "Energy Star" consumer label, and are often eligible for state and local incentives and special classifications. EPA has issued Energy Star specifications for many product categories, including energy efficient lighting, under which falls light emitting diodes, or LEDs. For all practical purposes, almost all consumers of LED products in the U.S. expect such products to have Energy Star certification.


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