The heat pump is one of the most energy efficient technologies for heating water for household use. Energy efficiency is a key point in product advertising and marketing, and important for the policymakers who manage energy labelling and minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) programs.
The purpose of this article is to provide policy makers and procurement officials with a preliminary map of existing approaches and key components to monitor Energy Efficient Procurement (EEP) programs in order to contribute to the improvement of their own systems.
The Global Efficiency Medal competition, a cornerstone activity of the Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative, is an awards program that encourages the production and sale of super-efficient products. The first Global Efficiency Medals were awarded to the most energy-efficient flat panel televisions; an iconic consumer purchase.
Ceiling fans contribute significantly to residential electricity consumption, especially in developing countries with warm climates. The paper provides analysis of costs and benefits of several options to improve the efficiency of ceiling fans to assess the global potential for electricity savings and green house gas (GHG) emission reductions.
This paper presents a new data standard for reporting energy performance and related product information that can be adopted internationally. To inform the development of this standard, we explore the existing energy efficiency market data for the two example products of TVs and Room Air Conditioners.
Australia represents a potentially fruitful case study for understanding the dynamics energy efficiency standards and labeling (EES&L) programs impacts on appliance markets. This analysis attempts to distinguish between the impacts of labeling alone as opposed to MEPS, and to probe the time-dependency of such impacts.
Electricity demand for room ACs is growing very rapidly in emerging economies such as India.
This report presents an examination of energy performance test methods, efficiency metrics and policy measures targeted at commercial refrigeration equipment undertaken for the Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment initiative (SEAD) by Mark Ellis, Jeremy Tait and Rod King.
There are several existing industry test procedures for measuring TV power consumption with 2D content, but little is known of the impact 3D content has on power consumption. 3D TVs have seen a steady growth in shipments since 2009, spurred curiosity over the power consumption associated with these products.
The report clarifies how incentive programs are implemented globally across different regulatory frameworks. The report also examines how programs are designed to accelerate the penetration of highly efficient (HE) technologies in the residential sector.