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EnergyFact Label

We propose "EnergyFacts" as a killer idea to solve the real world problem of knowing the energy facts of products. Consumers and businesses want and need more information about the consumption, responsibility and sustainability of the products that they purchase and the companies that make them. This information should be freely and easily available to everyone. When you pick up an item at the store you should know how much energy was used to make it. You should know if renewable energy was used or if the manufacturer relies on non-renewable energy sources. This information should be as easy to read as the 'Nutrition Facts' that you find on food packaging. "Energy Facts" will also show you how far the product traveled from origin to manufacturer. A QR code on the packaging will also show you exactly how far it traveled to you. "Energy Facts" even includes the Energy Star rating of the company's offices and manufacturing facility. With "Energy Facts" you get full transparency to know how green products really are and to know what your dollars are supporting. Energy Facts will be present on product packaging, available as an app for iOS and Android devices, and online at http://EnergyFacts.us

Below is an example of an Energy Facts label which shows the items highlighted above and other details that will be available. Visit http://EnergyFacts.us to view additional examples.

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EnergyFacts

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Score: ……………..(0-100)

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Amount of energy used in product manufacturing: ………….Joules/unit

Percentage of Renewable Energy used in product manufacturing:… --%

Primary type of energy used in product manufacturing: ………

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Renewable

Hydro …………...--%

Wind …………….--%

Solar …………... --%

Biomass ………. --%

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Non-renewable

Coal …………... --%

Petroleum ……..--%

Natural Gas…… --%

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Location of primary energy source: …………………………..Location

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EnergyStar rating of manufacturing facility: …………………….Location

EnergyStar rating of firm headquarters: ……………………….Location

Vehicle Miles Traveled from origin to product manufacturing:…….Miles

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Submitted by jonesjudge95 7 months ago

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  1. Very interesting concept! Takes the mystery out of energy conservation and arms consumers with information to make informed choices.... Reminiscent of "greening" conversations how to ensure products are actually as green as they say

    7 months ago