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Title: Global residential appliance standards

In most countries, residential electricity consumption typically ranges from 20% to 40% of total electricity consumption. This energy is used for heating, cooling, refrigeration and other end-uses. Significant energy savings are possible if new appliance purchases are for models with higher efficiency than that of existing models. There are several ways to ensure or encourage such an outcome, for example, appliance rebates, innovative procurement, and minimum efficiency standards. This paper focuses on the latter approach. At the present time, the US is the only country with comprehensive appliance energy efficiency standards. However, many other countries, such as Australia, Canada, the European Community (EC), Japan and Korea, are considering enacting standards. The greatest potential impact of minimum efficiency standards for appliances is in the developing countries (e.g., China and India), where saturations of household appliances are relatively low but growing rapidly. This paper discusses the potential savings that could be achieved from global appliance efficiency standards for refrigerators and freezers. It also could be achieved from global appliance efficiency standards for refrigerators and freezers. It also discusses the impediments to establishing common standards for certain appliance types, such as differing test procedures, characteristics, and fuel prices. A methodology for establishing globalmore » efficiency standards for refrigerators and freezers is described.« less
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. (Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States))
  2. (Agence Francaise pour la Maitrise de l'Energie, Valbonne (France))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6497711
Report Number(s):
LBL-33772; CONF-9306174--2
ON: DE93015045
DOE Contract Number:
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: European Council for an energy-efficient economy summer study, Rungstedgaard (Denmark), 1-5 Jun 1993
Research Org:
Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ELECTRIC APPLIANCES; ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS; ELECTRIC POWER; ENERGY CONSERVATION; FREEZERS; REFRIGERATORS; CONSTRAINTS; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; EVALUATED DATA; FORECASTING; GLOBAL ASPECTS; IMPLEMENTATION; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; LIFE-CYCLE COST; PERFORMANCE TESTING; PRICES; TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER; APPLIANCES; COOPERATION; COST; DATA; EQUIPMENT; INFORMATION; NUMERICAL DATA; POWER; STANDARDS; TESTING 320106* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Building Equipment-- (1987-); 291000 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Conservation; 296000 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Electric Power