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Research & Analyses

Standards & Labels

Policy tools that prescribe and describe the energy performance of specific products.


These programs incentivize consumers to purchase energy-efficient products.


Procurement programs lower costs and stimulate market demand for efficient products.

Our Impacts

By 2030, policy measures taken by SEAD’s member governments between Jan. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2014 are expected to save around 700 terawatt-hours of electricty each year — equivalent to the annual electricity production of over 230 coal-fired power plants.


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