New article on EnergyStar deficiencies

It isn’t a bad idea to recommend clients invest in energy-efficient appliances to reduce their energy bills as well as the nation’s runaway energy consumption. But be forewarned that the mark meant to identify such products – the coveted EnergyStar logo – might not be all it’s cracked up to be. A recent federal audit revealed that 15 of 20 bogus products submitted to the program were accepted, leading investigators to believe that no one at EnergyStar actually tested the items. The senator who called for the study, Susan Collins of Maine, accused EnergyStar of being “extraordinarily easy to defraud.”  To find out more about the study and its findings and what it means to you as an inspector, check out our new article on EnergyStar criticisms.