The debate over global warming continues to flourish, and scientists are becoming increasingly concerned about the pressure humans are putting on the environment. Our energy consumption is a major problem—but it is one that we can help solve by taking certain steps. Purchasing energy-efficient products is one of the most basic things we can do. Not only does this save energy, it saves money as well. The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy have worked together to help efficiency-conscious consumers by creating the Energy Star product label. Energy Star products are as energy-efficient as current technology allows. There are energy-efficient options for everything, from lighting and appliances to the material we use to build our homes.