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

SEAD has completed a range of energy efficiency opportunity analyses focused on televisions, personal computer monitors, room air conditioners and ceiling fans. These studies were conducted by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), in collaboration with organisations such as India's Prayas Energy Group and Navigant Ltd.

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SEAD Televisions Technical Analysis                 

The objective of this analysis is to identify potential TV efficiency improvements and their incremental costs, as well as to provide initial global and country-specific estimates of total energy savings potential. The overarching goal is to provide relevant and appropriate information to support design of appropriate policy programs that will accelerate the penetration of super-efficient TVs.


SEAD Computer Monitors Study  

This study identifies, analyses and evaluates the cost-effectiveness of various energy efficiency improvement options for personal computer monitors. It also assesses the potential for further improvement options that can reduce energy consumption by as much as 50%. This study provides insights to policies and programs that can be used to accelerate the adoption of efficient technologies to further capture global energy savings potential.

 

SEAD Room Air Conditioners Report

This analysis identifies potential Room AC efficiency improvements and their incremental costs, as well as global and country-specific estimates of total energy savings potential. Even the best currently available technology offers large efficiency improvement opportunities, with a 35% to 50% reduction in energy consumption from the market average, in most SEAD countries. This report provides insights for policies and programs that can be used to accelerate the adoption of efficient technologies to further capture global energy savings potential. 


SEAD Ceiling Fans Report

This analysis identifies the costs and benefits of several options to improve the efficiency of ceiling fans and to assess the global potential for electricity savings and green house gas emission reductions, with more detailed assessments for India and the United States. The analysis shows that ceiling fans can be cost-effectively improved by at least 50% using commercially available technology, with potential savings of 70TWh per year and 25 million metric tons of CO2 emissions by 2020. The report assesses how policies and programs such as standards, labels and financial incentives can help realize this savings potential.