Super-Efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment initiative (SEAD)

The Super-Efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment initiative (SEAD) has been working on a range of appliance and equipment sector issues since 2010. Established under the Clean Energy Ministerial and designated as a task of IPEEC, SEAD is a voluntary collaboration among governments to promote the worldwide manufacture, purchase and use of energy efficient appliances, lighting and equipment. Since the agreement of the G20 Energy Efficiency Action Plan in late 2014, SEAD has also encompassed the Networked Devices Task Group (NDTG)  as part of its mission.

IPEEC oversees SEAD, while the Clean Energy Ministerial provides ministerial-level vision and guidance.

SEAD members collaborate to accelerate and strengthen the design and implementation of appliance energy efficiency policies and related measures. The SEAD initiative supports this effort by:

  • providing knowledge and tools that help impact policy change;
  • raising awareness about the importance of increasing the efficiency of common appliances and equipment;
  • identifying and highlighting technologies that will save energy; and
  • providing technical expertise and best practices to stakeholders.

Product energy efficiency policies and programs are proven, cost-effective methods for lowering energy costs for consumers and increasing the resiliency of economies. They are often the lowest-cost tool for achieving significant emission reductions.

Why do appliances and equipment matter for energy efficiency?

Membership and governance

Leading members: the United States and India.
Participants: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, the European Union, France, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Me , Republic of Korea, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. China is an observer. Technical support and advice provided by CLASP and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.