Webinar on Internationally Aligned Test Methods and Performance Requirements for Televisions

April 21, 2015 2:00 AM EDT
April 21, 2015 3:00 AM EDT
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On April 21, the SEAD Initiative hosted a webinar examining the harmonization potential of energy performance requirements and test methods for TVs in SEAD-participating countries of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and other relevant economies.

Spurred on by the long-term decline in product prices, global TV sales continue to grow, particularly in major domestic markets such as China and Africa. TVs now account for an estimated 3% to 8% of global residential energy use. Considering the global nature of the TV supply chain, as well as the potential environmental impacts of continued growth in TV sales, it is important that a level playing field is established internationally around TV test methods and performance requirements relating to energy efficiency.

This webinar highlighted the findings of a new report, Internationally Aligned Test Methods and Performance Requirements for Televisions, published jointly by the APEC Collaborative Assessment of Standards and Testing Methods (CAST) and the SEAD Initiative. The goal of this work was to develop proposals for internationally harmonised energy efficiency test methods, metrics, and efficiency classes to inform future efficiency policy measures around TVs. Particular focus was on SEAD-participating APEC countries and other relevant economies, including but not limited to Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, the United States, and Vietnam, plus, although not part of APEC, the European Union.

Work on this project was undertaken by Intertek Plc, Tait Consulting, Digital CEnergy Australia, and Top Ten Europe.  Experts presenting at the webinar include:

  • Catriona McAlister (Intertek Plc / Sea Green Tree S.L.)
  • Jeremy Tait (Tait Consulting)
  • Anson Wu (Intertek Plc / Hansheng Ltd)
  • Robert Harrison (Intertek Plc)
  • Keith Jones (Digital CEnergy Australia)