Check out these common questions about ENERGY STAR.
ENERGY STAR® products are the same or better than standard products, except they use less energy. To earn the ENERGY STAR, products must meet strict efficiency criteria set by the US Environmental Protection Agency or the US Department of Energy. Since the products use less energy, they save you money on your energy bill and help protect the environment by causing fewer harmful emissions from power plants. Some examples:
Currently there are no rebates offered for the purchase and installation of new windows or insulation. However, New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program offers Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, a program that assesses a home’s overall performance and energy efficiency looking specifically at improvements to insulation, duct sealing, heating and cooling systems, windows, doors, and appliances. Additionally, there are federal tax credits available. You are also encouraged to install ENERGY STAR rated windows to maximize your energy savings.
Yes. New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program offers rebates and design assistance to commercial and industrial customers, as well as to schools and municipalities that want to reduce their energy costs. From simple lighting upgrades to complete retrofits, the NJ SmartStart Buildings Program and ENERGY STAR combine to help small and large users reduce their energy consumption.
The Program provides incentives for energy efficiency upgrades for both new homes and commercial buildings.