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5Cs Daily Tip: Green Product Certification

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eNERGY sTAR

Energy Star Product Label

 A labelling program for energy efficient homes, building products, electronics and appliances.  ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.

No product will ever be 100% “green,” since all product development will have some impact on the surrounding environment.  It all comes down to degrees of impact and trading off between impacts.

To understand what a green product is, there are select attributes that describe green products and services listed below:

  • Energy efficient, durable and often have low maintenance requirements.
  • Free of Ozone depleting chemicals, toxic compounds and don’t produce toxic by-products.
  • Often made of recycled materials or content or from renewable and sustainable sources.
  • Obtained from local manufacturers or resources.
  • Biodegradable or easily reused either in part or as a whole.

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