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.
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.
Green Public Procurement (GPP) and Energy Efficient Procurement (EEP) are programs that use various Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) policy instruments to demonstrate leadership by public institutions to stimulate demand and transform the market for green and energy efficient products and solutions.
As part of the ongoing effort to estimate the foreseeable impacts of aggressive minimum efficiency performance standards (MEPS) programs in the world’s major economies, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has developed a scenario to analyze the technical potential of MEPS in 13 major economies around the world.
This paper analyses several potential savings scenarios for minimum energy performance standard (MEPS) and comparable programs for governments participating in SEAD.
The Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative facilitates collaboration, coordination, and information sharing on appliance and equipment energy efficiency policies and programs among sixteen participating governments to accelerate our transition to a clean energy future.
The SEAD Global Efficiency Medal competition is a global and regional awards program that encourages the production and sale of super-efficient products. This winner-takes-all competi- tion spurs energy efficiency innovation among manufacturers and guides early adopter consumers towards the most efficient product choices.
Numerous countries use taxpayer funds to subsidize residen- tial electricity for a variety of socio-economic objectives. These subsidies lower the value of energy efficiency to the consumer while raising it for the government.
This report presents the results of an analysis, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy, of Air Conditioner (AC) efficiency in support of the Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative. The International Energy Studies group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in collaboration with Navigant Consulting Inc. performed the analysis. SEAD aims to transform the global market by increasing the penetration of highly efficient equipment and appliances.