What is ENERGY STAR?
ENERGY STAR is a program that develops and administers strict energy efficiency guidelines to identify products that are the most energy efficient in their class. By working closely with retailers and manufacturers, ENERGY STAR promotes these products by educating customers about their associated benefits. In Canada, ENERGY STAR is operated by Natural Resources Canada.
How does ENERGY STAR relate to consumer electronics, such as high-definition televisions?
ENERGY STAR is only displayed on consumer electronics (including High definition TVs) that have met ENERGY STAR's strict energy efficiency guidelines. Consumers purchasing an ENERGY STAR approved product are receiving the additional benefit of energy efficiency.
How do ENERGY STAR products differ from standard products in the market?
ENERGY STAR products tend to have been designed and manufactured with components that are more energy efficient than standard models. For consumers, ENERGY STAR products are attractive options because they have all the latest features and technology but consume less electricity. In other words, they reduce utility bills without sacrificing performance.
How do ENERGY STAR products benefit the environment?
Energy efficiency is quickly becoming a key factor in the purchase of consumer electronics. Products with an ENERGY STAR designation consume less energy and require fewer natural resources to operate.
Best Buy Regional Power Authority Partners:
BC Hydro Power Smart is proud to partner with Best Buy in promoting and educating
their customers about energy efficient products found within Best Buy stores.
Through this partnership, BC Hydro Power Smart and Best Buy highlight televisions
that are the most energy efficient in their BC stores and BC flyer program. Best
Buy's television sales staff have also been trained by BC Hydro Power Smart to
answer questions and offer suggestions regarding energy efficient television models
and associated behavioural tips for even further energy savings.
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