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

The United Kingdom consumes approximately 1.7 percent of the world’s primary energy. The Market Transformation Programme (MTP) within the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) supports the development and implementation of UK Government policy on sustainable products. The UK contributes to the development of minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) and efficiency labeling programs through the European Commission.

Information regarding the UK's current energy efficiency programs can be found on the CLASP Standards and Labeling (S&L) Database.


Standards & Labeling: Technical experts from the UK are leading an international collaboration effort for computers under the S&L working group. The UK is also participating in product collaborations for commercial refrigeration, motors, televisions, distribution transformers, network standby, and solid state lighting.

Awards: The UK is contributing to the development of program rules and criteria for the 2012 SEAD Global Appliance Efficiency Awards for televisions. Europe is one of four regional markets in which television awards will be given.

Procurement: The UK is contributing to the development of best practices guides and analytical tools to enhance public procurement of efficient products.

Technical Analysis: The UK is participating in international efforts to share programmatic best practices, technical analysis, and other information relevant to the development of world class appliance and equipment standards.

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