The website of the Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative

SEAD's Cross-cutting Technical Analysis working group is undertaking a range of activities to support SEAD activities – from development and maintenance of this portal, to development of a common analytical platform for assessing energy savings, to product-specific efficiency opportunity assessments. 

Common Analytical Platform for Assessing Energy Savings:

The Cross-cutting Technical Analysis and Standards & Labeling Working Groups have launched a subgroup on Integrative Analysis that has two principal objectives: (1) to provide a forum for practitioners to share experiences conducting gap analyses and prioritization exercises for appliance/equipment standards, and (2) to provide a forum for discussing the development of a common analytical platform for assessing progress and opportunities in appliance/equipment efficiency across SEAD partner countries.

The SEAD common analytical platform is built upon Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)’s Bottom-Up Energy Analysis System (BUENAS) model. BUENAS uses macroeconomic drivers and, where available, detailed sales forecasts to project future penetration of efficient appliances under different policies using an econometric diffusion model.

Using the March 2011 version of the platform, LBNL estimates that appliance efficiency measures in the 14 economies participating in SEAD as of the first Clean Energy Ministerial could, by 2030, save 1,800 terawatt hours per year of electricity (as much energy as would be produced by 600 five-hundred megawatt coal power plants), 21 exajoules per year of primary energy (equivalent to three billion barrels of oil), and roughly $150 billion dollars per year in net energy-related expenditures.


Product-specific Efficiency Opportunity Analyses:

SEAD has undertaken product-specific energy efficiency opportunity analyses focused on televisions, PC monitors, room air conditioners, and ceiling fans. Work on televisions and room air-conditioners has been conducted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); work on ceiling fans has been conducted jointly by India's Prayas Energy Group and LBNL. A final version of the room air conditioners report is available for download here; the final ceiling fans report is available for download here; the PC monitors study is available for download here; and a final version of the television analysis is available for download here.


Australia, Canada, the European Commission, India, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States are leading SEAD's technical analysis efforts, with support from CLASP, LBNL, and Prayas Energy Group.

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