ENERGY STAR, the Maryland Energy Administration, and You

ENERGY STAR Certification markThe Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is working with ENERGY STAR to bring the benefits of energy efficiency and lower utility bills to Maryland residents.

ENERGY STAR, a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, is a voluntary labeling program to identify products that save energy and protect the environment.

By choosing ENERGY STAR qualified products, families can save about a third on their energy bill. Explore these pages to discover how you can save $65 with a twist of the wrist, save enough water to fill a 15-foot diameter swimming pool every year by putting down the rubber gloves and plugging in an ENERGY STAR dishwasher, and reduce your homes greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent by choosing the right lighting and appliances.

If you are a retailer, contractor, or builder, MEA can help you promote ENERGY STAR to your customers. MEA also coordinates trade shows and workshops demonstrating the "nuts and bolts" of ENERGY STAR products and programs in new home construction and renovations. Contact us for more information on how you can get involved.red crab

Whether looking to purchase a single light bulb, build a new home, replace an appliance, or remodel an existing home, ENERGY STAR products can help you use less energy, save money, and protect Marylands environment. Always ask for ENERGY STAR products. They make a difference for you, for Maryland, and for the future.