Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) is an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial and a task within the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation. It seeks to engage governments and the private sector to transform the global market for energy-efficient equipment and appliances. Through its activities and projects, SEAD is engaging governments and the private sector to tap the potential of appliance and equipment efficiency. SEAD partners are working together in voluntary activities to:
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 regional policies like minimum efficiency standards and labels; and
strengthen the foundations of efficiency programs by coordinating technical work to support these activities. This site, still in active development, aims to serve as an online hub for appliance efficiency policy, connecting experts and policymakers with technical resources and each other.
SEAD activities are conducted by five working groups, on standards and test procedures, awards, procurement, incentives, and cross-cutting technical analysis. The Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (CLASP), serves as the Operating Agent for SEAD.
The Standards & Labeling Working Group of SEAD is working on accelerating the pace of existing efficiency standards and labeling programs – which cover a number of products including, among others, industrial motors and fans – in Australia, Canada, European Union, India, Japan, Korea, South Africa, Mexico, and the United States.