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Title: The SEAD global efficiency medal competition: accelerating market transformation for efficient televisions

The Global Efficiency Medal competition, a cornerstone activity of the Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative, is an awards program that encourages the production and sale of super-efficient products. SEAD is a voluntary multinational government collaboration of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM). This winner-takes-all competition recognizes products with the best energy efficiency, guides early adopter purchasers towards the most efficient product choices and demonstrates the levels of energy efficiency achievable by commercially available and emerging technologies. The first Global Efficiency Medals were awarded to the most energy-efficient flat panel televisions; an iconic consumer purchase. SEAD Global Efficiency Medals were awarded to televisions that have proven to be substantially more energy efficient than comparable models available at the time of the competition (applications closed in the end of May 2012). The award-winning TVs consume between 33 to 44 percent less energy per 2 unit of screen area than comparable LED-backlit LCD televisions sold in each regional market and 50 to 60 percent less energy than CCFL-backlit LCD TVs. Prior to the launch of this competition, SEAD conducted an unprecedented international round-robin test (RRT) to qualify TV test laboratories to support verification testing for SEAD awards. The RRT resulted in increasedmore » test laboratory capacity and expertise around the world and ensured that the test results from participating regional test laboratories could be compared in a fair and transparent fashion. This paper highlights a range of benefits resulting from this first SEAD awards competition and encourages further investigation of the awards concept as a means to promote energy efficiency in other equipment types.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [6] ;  [7] ;  [8] ;  [9] ;  [10] ;  [10] ;  [10] ;  [11]
  1. US Department of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
  2. Swedish Energy Agency (Sweden)
  3. Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa (Canada)
  4. Institute of Energy Economics (Japan)
  5. United Nations Development Programme, New York, NY (United States)
  6. ICF International (India)
  7. Energy and Tourism, Canberra (Australia)
  8. Food and Rural Affairs (United Kingdom)
  9. Natural Resources, Canada, Ottawa (Canada). Office of Energy Efficiency
  10. Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (United States)
  11. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22151722
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
Research Org:
Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; TELEVISION; ELECTRIC APPLIANCES; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; PERFORMANCE TESTING; ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS; MARKET