ENERGY STAR Products and the Environment
By ENERGY STAR
About this podcast
The ENERGY STAR podcast is a collection of conversations about energy efficiency. EPA staff talk with a variety of business analysts, technology experts, policymakers, and media. These recordings cover market trends, consumer preferences, energy reduction solutions, new products and efficiency standards, and even some retail training information.

Episodes (Total: 16)
Nov. 21, 2013
Join the experts at ENERGY STAR as we discuss the latest trends in consumer electronics with some of the leaders in the field. This podcast will help consumers stay on the edge of innovation, while still making the most energy efficient purchase.
Oct. 30, 2013
Can't keep track of all the new energy-efficient lighting options out there? Check out ENERGY STAR's Illuminated podcast – we've got experts and opinions on what's new, what's cool, and how YOU can make sense of it all. Join host Brittney Gordon-Williams of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and her panel of lighting experts – they'll discuss the latest lighting options, new attitudes about lighting and give tips on buying bulbs. Part 1: Suffering from shopper's block? Listen up! You'll learn what you need to know when facing down the lighting aisle – what bulb goes in what fixture and which bulb is best. We'll tell you all that and more.
Oct. 30, 2013
Can't keep track of all the new energy-efficient lighting options out there? Check out ENERGY STAR's Illuminated podcast – we've got experts and opinions on what's new, what's cool, and how YOU can make sense of it all. Join host Brittney Gordon-Williams of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and her panel of lighting experts – they'll discuss the latest lighting options, new attitudes about lighting and give tips on buying bulbs. Part 2: Our experts get trendy and look at how attitudes about lighting are changing in the market, give more tips on buying bulbs, explore different standards, and look ahead to the future of lighting.
April 22, 2009
Join green guru Danny Seo as he takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes tour of an ENERGY STAR building. Learn what makes a building energy efficient and what you can do to help.
Sept. 5, 2008
Learn how ENERGY STAR qualified computers and monitors and other office equipment can save you energy, money, and help protect the environment. Also learn how to get the most energy and money savings from your computer by enabling the power management features on your models. Use this video to help educate your employees and customers!
June 5, 2008
Learn how to properly use your programmable thermostat to save energy, money, and help fight global warming. In the latest #settings.esLogo# video podcast, EPA shows homeowners how to select the best thermostat and program it correctly. Save up to $180 per year on your utility bill and still maintain your family's comfort by following these simple guidelines to regulate your home's temperature.
May 20, 2008
Join Kathleen Hogan, Director of EPA's Climate Protection Partnerships Division, and two ENERGY STAR award winners for a discussion on the benefits energy efficiency can provide businesses and homeowners. Mark Breuker, Director of Energy Consulting at Advantage IQ, and Michael Winka, Director of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities' Office of Clean Energy, share their insights on how, through ENERGY STAR, they help businesses and homeowners reduce energy use, save money, and fight global warming.
Feb. 14, 2008
The At Home with ENERGY STAR video podcast shows homeowners first-hand how they can make simple energy-efficient improvements around the house. Hosted by home improvement expert and radio host Tom Kraeutler and filmed at a home in Seattle, the video podcast gives real life examples of easy things that homeowners can do to help save energy.
Nov. 15, 2007
Denise Durrett, US EPA, talks with three guests about a variety of ways to save energy in your home. The group tackles consumer trends around energy-efficient products and services, a variety of market barriers, impacts of the media, and real solutions that are helping Americans save money and protect the environment.
Oct. 25, 2007
Learn how to sell ENERGY STAR qualified imaging equipment like printers, scanners, fax machines, and copiers! This short podcast explains what the ENERGY STAR label means, what qualifies imaging equipment for the ENERGY STAR, and how to share the benefits of ENERGY STAR with your customers. Also learn how to respond to customer questions about ENERGY STAR qualified imaging equipment.
Oct. 25, 2007
Learn how to sell ENERGY STAR qualified computers! This short podcast explains what the ENERGY STAR label means, what qualifies a computer for the ENERGY STAR, and how to share the benefits of ENERGY STAR with your customers. Also learn how to respond to customer questions about ENERGY STAR qualified computers.
Sept. 19, 2007
Sean Daily, Green Living Ideas' Editor-In-Chief, talks about efficient ENERGY STAR products and the ENERGY STAR Change a Light Campaign with campaign manager, Wendy Reed.
Sept. 6, 2007
EPA host Andrew Fanara is joined by four datacenter experts to discuss ways that manufacturers and IT users can save energy with better servers and design. The group talks about performance metrics, virtualization, industry barriers, and the latest technology trends. EPAâs recent report to Congress and initiatives such as The Green Grid and Climate Savers are also covered.
Oct. 16, 2006
Andrew Fanara is back for Part 3, and is joined by Mark Sharp from the Panasonic Corporation of North America, and Noah Horowitz, senior scientist from the Natural Resources Defense Council. They discuss practical ways that consumers and businesses can reduce the increasing energy used by consumer electronics products.
Sept. 30, 2006
Edie Lau, energy reporter at the Sacramento Bee, and Noah Horowitz, senior scientist from the Natural Resources Defense Council, join host Andrew Fanara to continue the discussion of increasing consumer electronics use in the home. Part 2 looks more closely at the impact of these devices on home energy bills and our environment.
Sept. 10, 2006
Paul O'Donovan, principal analyst at the Gartner Group, and Jeremy Kaplan, executive editor at PC Magazine, join host Andrew Fanara to discuss the climbing sales of consumer electronics and what that means for our environment. The group talks about how these devices are changing the way we live, work and entertain ourselves.