Publication Library

Browse SEAD’s product-specific technical analyses and cross-cutting research studies, as well as other resources related to equipment and appliance energy efficiency. Materials are sorted by date of publication. Use the drop-down menus below to narrow your search.


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01 September 2014
Improving Global Comparability of Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards and Labels

This report attempts to shed light on the global landscape and enable meaningful comparisons at a macro-level which are helpful and necessary to policymakers in the development of sound and optimized energy efficiency policies.

01 July 2014
Efficiency Improvement Opportunities for Ceiling Fans (Energy Efficiency)

This paper provides an analysis of costs and benefits of several options to improve the efficiency of ceiling fans to assess the global potential for electricity savings and green house gas (GHG) emission reductions.

01 December 2013
A Guidebook on Super-Efficient Equipment Program (SEEP)

The guidebook—developed by the Prayas Energy Group—provides a framework for policy-makers in different countries to conceptualize, design and implement innovative programs to accelerate market transformation to super-efficient equipment and appliances (SEE).

01 September 2013
EEDAL 2013: Costs and Benefits of Energy Efficiency Improvement in Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans contribute significantly to residential electricity consumption, especially in developing countries with warm climates. The paper provides analysis of costs and benefits of several options to improve the efficiency of ceiling fans to assess the global potential for electricity savings and green house gas (GHG) emission reductions.

01 April 2013
Potential Global Benefits of Improved Ceiling Fan Energy Efficiency

The objective of this analysis is to identify potential ceiling fan efficiency improvements and their incremental costs to assess the cost effectiveness of these options and to provide approximate global and country-specific estimates of the total energy savings potential of these improvements.