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

Reports and studies relevant to SEAD activities and energy efficiency standards and labels.


The following paper was produced by SEAD and published in the 2014 American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Summer Study proceedings:

Efficiency Improvement Opportunities for Ceiling Fans  

APEC-CAST Motor Repairs: Potential for Energy Efficiency Improvement  

Harmonisation Potential for Computer Test Methodologies, Product Definitions and Specifications

Self-Financed Efficiency Incentives: Case Study of Mexico

Distribution Transformers: Internationally Comparable Test Methods and Efficiency Class Definitions

  • Source: N14 Energy
  • Published: January 2014

Institutional & Regulatory Framework Assessment for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Appliance Standards and Labeling Program

  • Source: Econoler
  • Published: December 2013

Heat Pump Water Heaters: Potential for Harmonization of International Standards

  • Source: George Wilkenfeld & Associates, Energy Efficient Strategies and Thermal Design, Waide Strategic Efficiency, ARMINES / Mines Paris-Tech.
  • Published: October 2013



The following papers were produced by SEAD and published in the 2013 International Conference for Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting (EEDAL) proceedings:
  1. The SEAD Global Efficiency Medal: Accelerating Market Transformation for Efficient Televisions
  2. Avoiding 100 New Power Plants by Increasing Efficiency of Room Air Conditioners in India: Opportunities and Challenges
  3. Cost and Benefits of Energy Efficiency Improvements in Ceiling Fans
  4. Monitoring and Evaluation of Green Public Procurement Programs
  5. The Benefits of Creating a Cross-Country Data Framework for Energy Efficiency
  6. Evidence of Progress - Measurement of Impacts of Australia's S&L Program from 1990-2010




The following papers were produced by SEAD and published in the 2013 European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (eceee) Summer Study proceedings:
  1. Driving Market Transformation and International Collaboration through the SEAD Initiative
  2. Policy into Practice: the SEAD Global Efficiency Medal
  3. Trading Appliance Efficiency for Electricity Subsidies: the Potential in Emerging Economies
  4. Energy Efficiency Appliance Standards: Where do we stand, how far can we go and how do we get there? An Analysis Across Several Economies