Super-Efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment initiative (SEAD)

Super-Efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment initiative (SEAD)

SEAD is an IPEEC task group and an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM). Its aim is for governments to work together to save energy, turn knowledge into action, and advance global markets to encompass energy efficient products. It does so by accelerating and strengthening the design and implementation of energy efficient appliance policies, promoting the manufacture, purchase and use of more energy efficient products, and developing tools and product databases to implement programme changes. Read more


Leading members: Canada, the European Commission, India, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Participants: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Germany, Indonesia, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden and the United Arab Emirates.

Super-Efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment initiative (SEAD)

Recent developments

Current activities

SEAD’s recent projects include:

  • Providing technical assistance and analysis to Argentina, Indonesia and Mexico;
  • Continuing to collect information and support dialogue on national or regional product databases and registries for appliance energy efficiency; and
  • Hosting events including meetings of the G20 Product Best Practice Exchange Series jointly with IEA 4E.


Over the past few years, SEAD has achieved a number of milestones:

  • Promoted the dissemination of efficient room air conditioners through the CEM Advanced Cooling Challenge, as well as accelerating the market adoption of high efficiency, high quality, and affordable advanced lighting products through the Global Lighting Challenge (GLC);
  • Held meetings, workshops, webinars (e.g. SEAD Policy Exchange Forum) in partnership with ministries and other organisations to promote the development and adoption of top performing products;
  • Delivered technical assistance to Indonesia to amend the existing minimum efficiency performance standards of room air conditioners (ACs); and
  • Developed a mobile application with India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) for consumers to compare labelled products.

Related publications

Energy efficiency makes significant progress at the G20 Energy Ministerial

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Voluntary Energy Efficiency Investment Principles For G20

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Supporting energy efficiency progress in major economies. Annual report 2017

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