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Title: Costs and benefits of energy efficiency improvements in ceiling fans

Abstract

Ceiling fans contribute significantly to residential electricity consumption, especially in developing countries with warm climates. The paper provides analysis of costs and benefits of several options to improve the efficiency of ceiling fans to assess the global potential for electricity savings and green house gas (GHG) emission reductions. Ceiling fan efficiency can be cost-effectively improved by at least 50% using commercially available technology. If these efficiency improvements are implemented in all ceiling fans sold by 2020, 70 terawatt hours per year could be saved and 25 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e) emissions per year could be avoided, globally. We assess how policies and programs such as standards, labels, and financial incentives can be used to accelerate the adoption of efficient ceiling fans in order to realize potential savings.

Authors:
; ; ;  [1]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States). Environmental Energy Technology Division
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
22151720
Resource Type:
Miscellaneous
Resource Relation:
Other Information: See the Clean Energy Ministerial site for other publications of interest http://www.cleanenergyministerial.org/ResourceCenter/Publications.aspx
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; CEILING FANS; ENERGY CONSERVATION; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; ENERGY POLICY; MONITORING

Citation Formats

Shah, Nihar, Sathaye, Nakul, Phadke, Amol, and Letschert, Virginie. Costs and benefits of energy efficiency improvements in ceiling fans. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Shah, Nihar, Sathaye, Nakul, Phadke, Amol, & Letschert, Virginie. Costs and benefits of energy efficiency improvements in ceiling fans. United States.
Shah, Nihar, Sathaye, Nakul, Phadke, Amol, and Letschert, Virginie. Tue . "Costs and benefits of energy efficiency improvements in ceiling fans". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/22151720.
@article{osti_22151720,
title = {Costs and benefits of energy efficiency improvements in ceiling fans},
author = {Shah, Nihar and Sathaye, Nakul and Phadke, Amol and Letschert, Virginie},
abstractNote = {Ceiling fans contribute significantly to residential electricity consumption, especially in developing countries with warm climates. The paper provides analysis of costs and benefits of several options to improve the efficiency of ceiling fans to assess the global potential for electricity savings and green house gas (GHG) emission reductions. Ceiling fan efficiency can be cost-effectively improved by at least 50% using commercially available technology. If these efficiency improvements are implemented in all ceiling fans sold by 2020, 70 terawatt hours per year could be saved and 25 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e) emissions per year could be avoided, globally. We assess how policies and programs such as standards, labels, and financial incentives can be used to accelerate the adoption of efficient ceiling fans in order to realize potential savings.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/22151720}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {10}
}

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