We’re researching a dishwasher and Energy Star is the place we start, and really for any appliance or electronics purchase. In the case of dishwashers, it lays out energy usage and water loads very simply.
If you’re a brand considering exiting the program, you don’t exist to us. And there’s data from the EPA that shows you’re doing all of us a favor,
“The Energy Star program, which began in 1992, has prevented more than 1.7 billion metric tons of carbon pollution and saved consumers about $230 billion over the past 20 years, according to the EPA.”
I can understand the concern when it comes to certain third-party audits and certifications, but to threaten an exit is just silly.