Energy Star Archive

7 Tips for an Eco-Friendly X-Mas

LED lights use at least 75 percent less energy than conventional holiday decorations, according to Energy Star. That saves the average family about $50 on energy bills during the holiday, says Avital Binshtock of the Sierra Club in San...
December 20, 2013

The Appliance May Be Energy Efficient, But Is it ‘Most Efficient?’

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Home buyers are increasingly reporting they want more energy savings, and plenty of homes are promoting “Energy Star” home appliances to help satisfy that desire. But some say that too many appliances are...
September 6, 2011

Honor Earth Day By Passing On These Quick Facts

By Erica Christoffer, Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Happy Birthday, Earth Day! On April 22, Earth Day celebrates its 40th anniversary of bringing eco-friendly education to the world. And what better segue to start talking with your clients about energy...
April 21, 2010

Who are “Green” Buyers and Sellers?

By Erik Fowler This is the third article in a series designed to help you make sense of the green landscape as a real estate professional. REALTOR® Magazine’s Styled, Staged & Sold blog and I are excited to be...
June 26, 2009