Energy Star Policy

Duke's ENERGY STAR policy states:

"In all areas for which ENERGY STAR ratings exist, the products that Duke purchases will be ENERGY STAR certified or meet the performance requirements for ENERGY STAR certification. In areas for which guidelines are not available, Duke will seek energy efficient products."

Buying Energy Star electronics and appliances reduces energy use without sacrificing features, style or comfort.  Using efficient equipment reduces pollution significantly because much of our electricity comes from burning fossil fuels.Energy Star

Duke University employees can get assistance with Energy Star and other environmental impact questions from Duke's Green Purchasing Program Coordinator by e-mailing

Here are some resources to help you find the perfect ENERGY STAR certified piece of equipment for your needs:

Locate a Store: These stores have partnered with ENERGY STAR to label certified products in their stores and train their sales staff about energy efficiency so that they can provide you with advice about purchasing energy-efficient products for your dorm or office.

Find a Product: Products in more than 40 categories are eligible for the ENERGY STAR certification.  This site will help you find certified models for the products you need.  

Special Offers: Many utilities and state governments offer rebates and discounts for purchases of ENERGY STAR certified products.