Energy Star

Exit Sign Warehouse recently announced that it has partnered with ENERGY STAR, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program thats dedicated to reducing air pollution via more efficient use of the nations energy resources. The partnership includes an agreement to sell products that have earned an ENERGY STAR listing.

The new Exit Sign Warehouse - ENERGY STAR partnership has inspired ESW to provide information about ENERGY STAR to its customers. The information includes:

ENERGY STAR Environmental Achievements

ENERGY STAR was founded in 1992 by the EPA. It has two goals. One is environmental. The other is financial. The environmental goal is to improve the climate by reducing greenhouse gas emissions into the air.

During its 21 years, ENERGY STAR has partnered with 18,000 organizations, including several Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, school districts and hospitals. ENERGY STAR reported that as of the end of 2012 its program has prevented more than 1.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from entering the earths atmosphere. This achievement reduces air pollution and reduces the damage to earths ozone layer, which protects the planet from damage caused by the suns radiation.

The charts on ENERGY STAR'S website show that the program has become more successful each year. . In 2012, the program prevented about 242 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from entering the atmosphere.

ENERGY STAR'S Financial Achievements

ENERGY STAR'S financial goal is to help businesses and individuals save money via energy efficiency.

ENERGY STAR has succeeded, according to data on its website. As of 2012, its program had saved individuals and businesses more than $230 billion on utility bills. In 2012 alone, the program saved about $24 billion. ENERGY STAR attributes the cost savings to investments in energy-efficient technologies and practices that will continue to provide bill savings for years to come.

The money that individuals and businesses have saved tells only part of the story because ENERGY STAR estimates that the reduction in greenhouse emissions provided societal benefits of $5.8 billion in 2012 alone. The societal benefits include improved human health and agricultural productivity as well as reduced property damages due to fewer floods.

ENERGY STAR'S Lighting Fixtures and Lamps

  • use 1/4 the energy of traditional lighting
  • save money on energy bills and bulb replacements; light lasts between 10,000 50,000 hours (about seven twenty two years of regular use).
  • distribute light more efficiently and evenly than standard fixtures.
  • come in hundreds of decorative styles including portable fixtures such as table, desk and floor lamps and hard-wired options such as front porch, dining room, kitchen ceiling and under-cabinet, hallway ceiling and wall, bathroom vanity fixtures, and more
  • deliver convenient features such as dimming on some indoor models and automatic daylight shut-off and motion sensors on outdoor models.
  • can be found at most home centers, lighting showrooms, and specialty stores.
  • carry a three year warranty above the industry standard.

    The organizations website reports that lighting fixtures with their logo have exceptional features that help ENERGY STAR achieve its environmental and financial goals and produce the highest levels of energy efficiency available today.

    ENERGY STAR'S lighting products use roughly 25 percent the energy of traditional lighting products, require considerably less maintenance, save money on energy bills, distribute light more efficiently and evenly than standard lighting fixtures, and have three year warranties, which is above the lighting industrys standard.

    If you would like more information regarding ENERGY STAR or products sold by Exit Sign Warehouse please call 888-953-3948 or email at