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 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.

17 August 2014
2014 ACEEE Summer Study: Monitoring the Real World Usage of Network Connected Products

This paper proposes recommendations to policy makers based on a real time data collection exercise carried out in the UK, to analyze the “real world usage” of network connected devices. The paper also maps out how to replicate the project approach and methodology in the US and other regions, to determine whether similar opportunities exist in other areas.

02 July 2014
More Data, Less Energy: Making Network Standby More Efficient in Billions of Connected Devices

This report explores the dramatic global increase in ownership o​f networked devices, and probes the hidden costs of rising energy demand to maintain a network connection for these products. The report describes technologies and technical solutions as well as a range of policy options that are available to reduce energy waste. More Data, Less Energy is a joint publication between the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the IEA Implementing Agreement for Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment (IEA 4E).

11 March 2011
Opportunities for Success and CO2 Savings from Appliance Energy Efficiency Harmonisation

This report presents findings of an extensive investigation of the energy efficiency standards and labelling programs in place in China, the EU, India, Japan, and the USA.