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Improving Public Health & Advancing Equity Goals with Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards
Key findings from a forthcoming report estimating the distribution of public health benefits from appliance energy efficiency standards in disadvantaged communities in the United States.
Energy Efficiency in the Favelas
New report reveals insights about the intersection of energy, poverty and efficiency in favelas across Rio de Janeiro.
Water and Energy Justice in the Favelas
CLASP assisted Catalytic Communities in a youth-run research project aimed at training low-income favela residents in the full arc of research, including how to use data to address compounding water and energy crises in Rio.
U.S. Consumer Attitudes Towards Appliance Efficiency Standards and Purchasing Behaviors by Income, Race, and Homeownership
This Issue Brief serves to inform the US Department of Energy (DOE) and policymakers of the widespread public support for federal appliance energy efficiency standards, and uncover new data on appliance purchasing behaviors.
Combating High Fuel Prices with Hybrid Heating: The Case for Swapping Air Conditioners for Heat Pumps
This report offers a strategy to kickstart home electrification in the US by swapping traditional air conditioners (AC) to two-way heat pumps that can both heat and cool indoor spaces.
Replacing Residential Heating Oil with Heat Pumps in the US
This paper explores two opportunities for heat pump retrofits for oil heating equipment in the US, and the costs and benefits of each based on a 2021 CLASP analysis, with updates to reflect oil heat and December 2021 prices.
The next frontier, productive uses of energy, is an area that CLASP and the Schatz Center have deep expertise in. They will be instrumental in shaping the next generation of quality assurance.Itotia Njagi
IFC Lighting Global Lead
Webinar Materials | How Mepsy Can Transform Your Energy Efficiency Policy Development
Presentation materials from a webinar demonstration of energy efficiency policy tool Mepsy and its features on 16 March 2022.
Farewell to Fluorescent Lighting: How a Phaseout Can Cut Mercury Pollution, Protect the Climate, and Save Money
This study finds that drop-in LED replacement lamps are available for all common linear fluorescent tubes, pin-based compact fluorescent lamps, and specialty applications in the US.
Mercury in Fluorescent Lighting: Unnecessary Health Risks & Actionable Solutions
This report outlines the health risks and environmental impacts of fluorescent lighting, highlights the many compelling advantages of transitioning to LED alternatives, and gives actionable solutions to phase out mercury-added lamps in the United States.
Pennies per Pound: The Return on Investment from Appliance Efficiency Technical Assistance
This report calculates the return on investment of 12 standards and labeling policies and technical assistance efforts spanning four geographic regions.
3H Hybrid Heat Homes: An Incentive Program to Electrify Space Heating and Reduce Energy Bills in American Homes
This report proposes a low-barrier, least-cost policy package to rapidly deploy efficient space heating and cooling solutions in the United States. It aims to “raise the floor” for electric space heating in the residential HVAC market, delivering 45 million new installations over 10 years and paving the way for more ambitious decarbonization efforts.
Webinar Materials | How to Evaluate and Prioritize Efficiency Policies with Mepsy
Presentation materials from a webinar demonstration of Mepsy and its features on April 27, 2021.
Revising the Brazilian Labeling Program for Refrigerators: Lessons from the European Union and Thailand
Brazil's INMETRO is currently considering modifications to the National Label for Energy Conservation (ENCE) for refrigerators. CLASP studies the experiences of the European Union (EU) and Thailand in including additional labeling categories and provides key insights.
In-depth Assessment of Water Efficiency Opportunities in Brazil
In the In-Depth Assessment of Water Efficiency Opportunities in Brazil report, CLASP investigated the viability of introducing water efficiency policies in Brazil that could conserve natural resources and address the climate crisis.