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Articles and news features about SEAD and other global energy efficiency standards and labeling activities.
  • August 09, 2016 SEAD Announces International Competition to Recognize the Most Efficient Industrial and Outdoor Lighting

    The Clean Energy Ministerial’s Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative announced its sixth international competition to recognize the world’s most energy efficient industrial and outdoor lighting products.

  • February 11, 2016 Mexico NOM saves more than 6 billion kWh per year

    El informe de actividades de la Comisión Nacional para el Uso Eficiente de la Energía (Conuee), correspondiente a enero-septiembre de 2015, señala que el Laboratorio Lawrence de Berkeley (perteneciente al Departamento de Energía de Estados Unidos) entregó a la Conuee un informe sobre la evaluación del impacto, del año 2000 a la fecha, de tres Normas Oficiales Mexicanas (NOM) sobre refrigeradores, motores eléctricos y acondicionadores de aire.

  • January 15, 2016 Connected Devices Alliance Workshop

    With more than 300 government and industry groups, including the Consumer Technology Association, the United Kingdom and International Energy Agency (IEA) brought together the first Connected Device Alliance (CDA) workshop in the United States.

  • January 06, 2016 21st Century Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling Programs Workshop

    Innovation, technology, and energy efficiency – those were the main topics explored at the 21st Century Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling Programs workshop.

  • December 08, 2015 10 Billion Bulbs

    The world has accepted the Global Lighting Challenge -- a race to deploy 10 billion high efficiency, high quality, and affordable LED lighting products around the world as quickly as possible.

  • October 28, 2015 Report: Impacts Evaluation of Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards in Mexico since 2000

    This program evaluation aimed to analyze the impacts on Mexican consumers and the national economy from energy efficiency standards on residential refrigerators and window air conditioners that were aligned, or “harmonized” with U.S. standards in the early 2000s.

  • September 27, 2015 Report: Achievements of appliance energy efficiency standards and labelling programs

    A new report developed in collaboration with the SEAD Initiative, the International Energy Agency (IEA) Implementing Agreement on Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment (4E) outlines the historic achievements of energy efficiency standards and labeling programs.

  • June 24, 2015 SEAD Awards Recognize Super-Efficient Household Light Bulbs

    SEAD announced the winners of its Global Efficiency Medal competition for super energy-efficient household light bulbs. If all household bulbs sold were as efficient as the most efficient SEAD award-winning model, 850 terawatt-hours of electricity could be saved globally compared to 2010.

  • May 21, 2015 SEAD Supports the G20’s Efforts to Increase Efficiency in Networked Devices

    Annual power consumption of networked devices is already greater than 600 TWh globally, more than the electricity consumed by Canada in a single year.

  • May 14, 2015 Pursuing Energy Savings Opportunities in Mexico’s Digital TV Transition

    With support from the SEAD Initiative, the Mexican government is using its analog-to-digital TV transition to modernize the country’s infrastructure while reaping the benefits of energy efficient technology.