The International Energy Studies Group assists governments, utilities, and the private sector in analyzing and implementing policies and programs to improve the energy efficiency of appliances. We develop analytical tools and provide technical assistance for the Super-Efficient Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative, which is an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial and a task within the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation.
The Bottom-Up Energy Analysis System (BUENAS) projects appliance energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions through 2030 globally and by country. BUENAS provided input to IEA World Energy Outlook 2012 and was featured in IIASA Global Energy Assessment, IPCC 5th Assessment.
In collaboration with Prayas Energy Group, we supported the conceptualization and design of the first national level upstream incentive program for superefficient appliances in India (the Super-Efficient Equipment Program (SEEP) of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Government of India), which is being financed by the World Bank.
BUENAS projects appliance energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions through 2030 globally and by country. The current version of BUENAS covers 13 major national economies that account for ~80% of global energy demand and covers 15 building and industrial appliances and equipment categories, for a total of~200 equipment and country combinations.
Energy Savings Potential by Appliance in the SEAD Economies in 2030
BUENAS simulates policy scenarios such as:
An initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial and a task within the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation, SEAD seeks to engage governments and the private sector to transform the global market for energy-efficient equipment and appliances. Under SEAD, the IES group provides technical support to working groups on energy efficiency market transformation policies (e.g., standards and labeling, awards, procurement and financial incentives). We also conduct product-specific studies to identify remaining opportunities for energy efficiency improvement. For example our studies on room air conditioners, ceiling fans, TVs and computer monitors are available here. The IES group also provides technical support for appliance energy efficiency programs to SEAD participating governments such as Mexico, South Africa and India.
See superefficient.org for more information on the SEAD initiative.
The PAMS-MEPS tool is an easy-to-use software to help policymakers assess the benefits of standards and labeling programs and to identify the most attractive targets for appliance efficiency levels.
Visit our tool page.