Do you look for energy info when shopping for appliances? Our Facebook followers do. By a huge margin, too. 67% of respondents to our Facebook straw poll told us that they always look for energy usage information on the products they buy while 28% said they looked occasionally. Only 5% said they never do. We think awareness is growing nationwide about the importance of energy usage in lowering monthly utility bills and going easy on the environment. A large part of that awareness was generated by the EPA Energy Star program, which sets efficiency guidelines for manufacturers that want to use the self- certification labels on their products in retail stores. The impact has been enormous. In 2010, Energy Star claims to have helped Americans save about $18 billion on utility bills. That’s a huge number – and considering that the program only covers a fraction of the top selling electric appliance categories – imagine the impact of expanding energy information to the rest!
That’s what Savenia Labs is doing. We’re imagining the impact on individuals and businesses of providing energy usage data for the next 100 or 1,000 product categories. This Fall Savenia Labs is releasing our first set of product energy ratings, so make sure to check back here to find out how you can get the facts before you buy. Also check out our facebook page to enter our newest contest and win a free lab tested appliance www.facebook.com/SaveniaLabs.