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.


APEC-CAST: Internationally Aligned Test Methods and Performance Requirements for TVs

  • Policymaker Summary
  • SEAD Webinar Presentation Slides
  • Developed on behalf of the APEC Expert Group on Energy Efficiency & Conservation's (EGEE&C) Collaborative Assessment of Standards and Testing (CAST) initiative, with support from SEAD, the Australian Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (now the Department of Industry and Science), the U.S. Department of Energy, and CLASP.
  • Source: Intertek PLC, Tait Consulting, Digital CEnergy Australia Pty Ltd, and Top Ten
  • Published: April 2015

Policy Guidelines for Electric Motor Systems: Toolkit for Policy Makers

Improving Global Comparability of Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards and Labels

The following papers were produced by SEAD and published in the 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings proceedings:

  1. Monitoring the Real World Usage of Network Connected Products in the Home: Experiences from the UK and Opportunities for Replication in the US and Other Regions (Presentation Slides)
  2. Superefficient Refrigerators: Opportunities and Challenges for Efficiency Improvement Globally

Efficiency Improvement Opportunities for Ceiling Fans  

Design of Incentive Programs for Accelerating Penetration of Energy-Efficient Appliances  

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

A Guidebook on Super-Efficient Equipment Program (SEEP)

  • Based on the experience of India's Bureau of Energy Efficiency in developing a program called Super-Efficient Equipment Program (SEEP), and developed with support from SEAD.
  • Source: Prayas Energy Group
  • Published: December 2013

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

 A Global Review of Incentive Programs to Accelerate Energy-Efficient Appliances and Equipment

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