In the 1970s, I remember writing about new labels that were being proposed which would tell consumers how much energy an appliance would use in a year and what the cost would be. It was a revolutionary step for consumer information.
Now, energy labeling efforts have expanded to include many more items, even buildings.
Today, Oct. 27, is Energy Star Day. It’s a way for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its partners, as well as individuals across the country, to celebrate what has been accomplished through the Change the World, Start with Energy Star campaign.