What does ENERGY STAR® qualified mean?
Products that are ENERGY STAR®
qualified are equivalent to or better than standard products, with one important difference: They use less energy. To earn the ENERGY STAR rating, products must meet strict energy efficiency criteria set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the U.S. Department of Energy. Because they use less energy, these products save money on your electricity bill and help protect the environment by reducing harmful emissions from power plants. Plus, you get all of the features and quality you expect.
For more information, see: http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=products.pr_what_makes_es