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;
  • Regions include countries, select regions, and global scope;
  • Topics include activity areas (e.g., S&L, Awards, or Technical Analysis) and research topics (e.g., BUENAS, MV&E, or Test Methods).


20 April 2015
APEC-CAST: Internationally Aligned Test Methods and Performance Requirements for TVs

This report presents results of an analysis undertaken in 2014 to evaluate the global differences between i) test methodologies used to measure the energy performance of televisions and ii) energy performance policy requirements for televisions.

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.

14 April 2014
Self-Financed Efficiency Incentives - Case Study of Mexico

Numerous countries use public funds to subsidize residential electricity for a variety of socioeconomic objectives. These subsidies lower the value of energy efficiency to the consumer while raising it for the government.

01 January 2014
Recent and Historical Product Energy Efficiency and Life‐cycle Cost Improvement in Swedish Appliance Markets

This report retrospectively analyzes some of the potential impacts of product energy efficiency policy in Sweden by examining possible correlations between policy implementation, historical and real‐time price trends, energy efficiency improvement trends, and life‐cycle cost trends for a variety of product markets including: (1) refrigerators, (2) clothes washers, (3) dishwashers, and (4) televisions.

01 October 2013
Energy Efficiency Data Access Project - Final Report

This report establishes a global data framework and data standard for appliances. Widespread adoption of this data framework would enable decision makers to monitor markets in real time by connecting pricing, sales, and efficiency trends and facilitate international data sharing via a common data standard.