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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 October 2015
Evaluation of International Comparable Compliance Certification and Enforcement Requirements

This guide is designed to be read as a “Motors” annex to the CLASP Monitoring, Verification and Enforcement (MVE) Guide (CLASP, 2010), with Figure 1 (overleaf) showing the structured approach to creating a CC&E programme taken from this MVE guide.

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.

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.

01 May 2014
APEC-CAST Motor Repairs: Potential for Energy Efficiency Improvement

The primary aim of this study was to estimate the energy efficiency improvement potential arising from adopting best motor repair practices in five selected economies: China, Japan, New Zealand, the United States, and Vietnam.