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.

  • Products include appliances, equipment, and other devices;
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01 July 2016
Power Mode Assessment

The amount of energy used during the active mode of desktop and notebook computers is an important consideration in overall computer energy efficiency. Despite this, active mode energy efficiency is not addressed by any major energy efficiency initiative. It is shown that some computer performance benchmark applications on the market may hold promise to support the inclusion of active mode energy efficiency specifications within energy efficiency initiatives, but that further work is required in the area.

01 July 2016
Assessing Computer Energy Use in Voluntary and Mandatory Measures

The levels of energy efficiency found amongst computers offering the same levels of functionality can be highly divergent. With this factor in mind computers have been addressed by many environmental initiatives around the world ranging from voluntary eco-labels to mandatory regulations.

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 May 2014
Harmonisation Potential for Computer Test Methodologies, Product Definitions and Specifications

The SEAD Standards & Labelling Computers Collaboration has investigated the potential for, benefits of, and barriers to harmonisation of computer test methodologies, product definitions, and performance specifications. This report is the first in a series of guidance documents and tools that SEAD is developing to facilitate harmonisation of energy efficiency policies for computers.

23 January 2013
Efficiency Improvement Opportunities for Personal Computer Monitors - Implications for Market Transformation Programs

This report presents the results of an analysis, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy, of personal computer (PC) monitors efficiency in support of the Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative.