Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative


Name of initiative Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
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Starting year 2010
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Secretariat CLASP serves as the Operating Agent for SEAD. SEAD is also supported by Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC)
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Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation SEAD
Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United States of America


Description SEAD was launched at the first CEM meeting in Washington, D.C. in July 2010. Operating agent for SEAD which is a government-led international market transformation effort for highly efficient appliances and equipment. The Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative seeks to transform the global market for efficient equipment and appliances. Through its activities and projects, SEAD is engaging governments and the private sector to measure the potential of appliance and equipment efficiency.
Objectives Transform the global market for efficient equipment and appliances. 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 Providing technical expertise and best practices to stakeholders

Activities - "Raise the efficiency ceiling" by pulling super-efficient appliances and equipment into the market through cooperation on measures like incentives, procurement, awards, and R&D investments;

- "Raise the efficiency floor" by bolstering national or region

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Implementation, Political dialogue, Technical dialogue
Activity of initiative Awareness raising and outreach, Policy planning and recommendations, Knowledge production and innovation, Goal setting (ex-ante)
Knowledge production and innovation — Knowledge production or publication produced
Value (#)118611
Goal setting (ex-ante) — Total Mitigation
Value (MtCO2e/yr)600
Goals tCO2e estimate from the report: "Individual actors, collective initiatives and their impact on global greenhouse gas emissions", New Climate, PBL, and Yale 2018.
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Participants Number Names
Members 25  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 6 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation - APEC (Singapore),  CLASP (USA),  ECREEE (Cape Verde),  en.lighten (France),  IEA’s Energy Efficient End-use Equipment Implementing Agreement (France),  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA)
National states 0
Governmental actors 19 (Argentina) – Ministerio de Energia y Mineria,  (Australia) – Department of Industry,  Innovation and Science,  (Brazil) – Ministério de Minas e Energia,  (Canada) – Natural Resources Canada,  (Chile) – Ministry of Energy,  (China) – China National Institute of Standards,  (European Commission) – Directorate-General for Energy,  (Germany) – Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing,  (India) – Bureau of Energy Efficiency,  (Indonesia) – Ministry of Energy and Energy Resources (MEMR),  (South Korea) – Korea Energy Agency,  (Mexico) – Comisión Nacional Para El Uso Eficiente De La Energía (CONUEE),  (Sweden) – Swedish Energy Agency,  (Russia) – Ministry of Energy,  (Saudi Arabia) – Ministry of Energy,  Industry and Mineral Resources,  (South Africa) – Department of Energy,  (United Arab Emirates) – Ministry of Energy,  (United Kingdom) – Department for Business,  Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS),  (USA) – Department of Energy.

Economic Community of West African States - ECOWAS (Nigeria),  Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency - ECREEE (Cape verde).

Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


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Last update: 28 September 2020 10:55:46

Not only have national states as participators