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Biden to Revamp Energy Star Benchmarks for Homes, Workplaces

May 17, 2021, 9:25 PM

The Biden administration will revise the federal government’s energy efficiency standards as part of a broader effort to cut carbon emissions from federal buildings and homes, officials said Monday.

The administration will revise its Energy Star standards, the label the U.S. government uses to highlight to shoppers which heating and cooling products are energy efficient, the Environmental Protection Agency said in a statement.

The changes will touch electric vehicle chargers, air conditioning, and commercial buildings, the EPA said. The agency didn’t release specifics about the changes, saying only that the administration plans to “catalyze efforts to make high-performing, energy-efficient technology ...

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