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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27 September 2015
Potential Impact of Lighting and Appliance Efficiency Standards on Peak Demand - The Case of Indonesia

This paper uses LBNL (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)’s BUENAS (Bottom-Up Energy Analysis System) model to forecast demand reductions from energy efficiency in a major developing country – Indonesia. The resulting analysis finds that peak load may increase 3 times in Indonesia over the next 20 years in the business-as-usual case, primarily driven by space cooling with an important component from lighting and refrigerators. Applying BUENAS efficiency scenarios of cost-effective potential and best available technology indicates a potential peak load reduction of 13% and 37% in 2030, respectively.

18 September 2015
Lessons Learned From Incentive Programs for Efficient Air Conditioners

This report focuses on financial incentive programs that aim to mitigate the energy consumption attributable to the growing stock of ACs. This report also describes how incentive programs can be designed to address other pressing concerns related to growing AC use, such as challenges to power supply reliability resulting from increased peak demand and the global warming potential (GWP) of AC refrigerants.

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 2012
Estimate of Cost-Effective Potential for Minimum Efficiency Performance Standards in 13 Major World Economies

This study analyzes the financial impacts on consumers of minimum efficiency performance standards (MEPS) for appliances that could be implemented in 13 major economies around the world.

01 July 2012
Estimate of Technical Potential for Minimum Efficiency Performance Standards in 13 Major World Economies

As part of the ongoing effort to estimate the foreseeable impacts of aggressive minimum efficiency performance standards (MEPS) programs in the world’s major economies, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has developed a scenario to analyze the technical potential of MEPS in 13 major economies around the world.