5 April 2011
Global use of appliances and equipment is a major and rapidly growing source of energy demand. Energy efficiency improvements in appliances and equipment can significantly reduce a nation’s electricity generation requirements and greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, improvements in energy efficiency can advance national economic development and foster global trade, avert regional pollution, and enhance consumer and business welfare by lowering energy bills and making energy services more affordable. While significant progress has been made to date, even greater energy savings can be achieved in the future as markets and technologies develop. The current technical potential to reduce energy consumption in equipment and appliances is estimated at 20%–40%.
In this webinar-based training, Christine Egan, Executive Director of the Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (CLASP) presented Pushing the Energy Efficiency Envelope through Appliance Standards around the World.
For additional resources, search the Solutions Center's collection of energy efficiency data and tools for appliances and equipment, or see these resources:
- Energy-Efficiency Labels and Standards: A Guidebook for Appliances, Equipment and Lighting (2nd Ed.) (CLASP)
- Compliance Counts: A Practitioner’s Guidebook on Best Practice Monitoring, Verification, and Enforcement for Appliance Standards and Labeling (CLASP)
- Monitoring, Verification and Enforcement: Improving compliance within equipment energy efficiency programs (IEA)