Appliances and equipment

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There are major energy savings to be made in the appliances and equipment sector. The International Energy Agency estimates that at least 3.7 exajoules per year could be saved cost effectively by 2030 (IEA, 2011). Energy efficient appliances and equipment help to reduce energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions and also decrease energy costs for businesses and consumers.

IPEEC’s work in this sector focuses on how government and non-government actors can:

  • increase the market availability of efficient appliances, electric equipment and lighting;
  • improve how devices consume energy (e.g. through smart metering);
  • increase the information available to consumers (e.g. through standards and labelling programs); and
  • phase out energy-intensive equipment.

The Super-Efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment initiative (SEAD) has been working on a range of appliance and equipment sector issues since 2010. Originally 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.

Networked Devices Task Group (NDTG)

The Networked Devices Task Group (NDTG) is a platform for international cooperation between governments, experts and industry to develop innovative solutions to the challenge of increasing energy consumption by networked devices. The term “networked devices” refers to a range of technologies, from computers and televisions to white goods, integrated home networks and smart grids and meters. While network enabled devices and systems have enormous potential to deliver diverse efficiencies across many sectors and services, the energy consumption of networked devices – especially when they are not in use but are in standby mode – is growing quickly (IEA, 2015).

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Super Efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployement 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.

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