Become a Duke Energy Star!
Which Products | How to Buy
Duke is an Energy Star Partner, and our new Energy Star Policy is an easy way to conserve energy:
In all areas for which ENERGY STAR ratings exist, the products that Duke purchases will be ENERGY STAR certified or meet the performance requirements for ENERGY STAR certification… In areas for which guidelines are not available, Duke will seek energy efficient products.
We all want to do our part, but being environmentally responsible can be a challenge. The EPA’s Energy Star program can help! Energy Star sets high efficiency standards and certifies products that meet or exceed those standards. Rest assured that an Energy Star certified product is among the most efficient available.
By conserving energy, Duke purchasers:
- Reduce utility costs
- Reduce fossil fuel use
- Prevent emission of greenhouse gases
- Prevent emission of health hazards including mercury and sulfur dioxide
Duke has made a commitment to excellence in environmental stewardship. In doing so, Duke has also made a commitment to the health of our community, the conservation of our natural resources, and the quality of our future. With your help, we can keep the skies over Duke clear, clean, and blue.
How to Buy Energy Star Qualified Products
Buy through Duke
Computers, monitors, fax machines, printers, and copiers bought through Duke are Energy Star. Mini-fridges rented through Vending Services and on-campus laundry machines are also Energy Star! Duke Stores offer Energy Star compliant light bulbs.
When speaking with an appliance retailer, just ask! “I’m looking for an Energy Star qualified refrigerator, which of these models is Energy Star?” Asking for help puts the burden on the vendor instead of you.
Make it a contract requirement
Along with your other requirements, stipulate that your designer, distributor, or contractor supply products that adhere to Energy Star guidelines.
Look for the label
Many Energy Star approved products sport the Energy Star Logo. However, many do not! Look for the label, and if you are unsure of whether a product complies, then ask the retailer.
The Energy Star web site, www.energystar.gov has complete and comprehensive information regarding product areas, make and model numbers, and energy savings. You can also compare an Energy Star product to a non-compliant product using the Savings Calculators.