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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.
Renewable Energy Systems
2021 Appliance Data Trends
The 2021 Appliance Data Trends report builds on the 2018 Appliance Data Trends report and presents updated product performance, energy efficiency, and pricing trends for off-grid appropriate televisions, fans, refrigerators, solar water pumps and early market insights for electric pressure cookers.
Enabling Reliable Testing Capacity in Southeast Asia
In 2019, CLASP carried out an inter-laboratory comparison exercise in Vietnam—an exercise to assess regional testing capacity of air conditioners and promote more accurate, consistent, and reproducible tests. The Round Robin Testing Report summarizes the RRT exercise findings, analysis results, and recommendations to improve the testing procedures and processes.
The Market Surveillance for Air Conditioners: Voluntary Guidelines for ASEAN Member States
The Market Surveillance for Air Conditioners: Voluntary Guidelines for ASEAN Member States provide best practice for governments and compliance authorities for designing and implementing national market surveillance efforts, or when revising and strengthening the existing ones.
Off-Grid Appliance Market Survey 2020
The 2020 Off-Grid Appliance Market Survey shares key insights on the perceived demand for, and impact of, off-grid appropriate appliances using data collected from 133 industry, policy, and development stakeholders. The survey results reflect the dynamic needs of off-grid consumers and aim to characterize the positive socioeconomic impact of a range of household appliances, productive use equipment, and healthcare technologies.
Global LEAP Awards Off-Grid Cold Chain Follow-Up Report
The Global LEAP Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge (OGCCC) was launched in August 2018 as part of the Ideas to Impact programme to fill information gaps about one component of the off-grid cold chain (cold storage) with the hopes of contributing to a larger discourse addressing off-grid cold chains designed to support smallholder farmers.
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
Off- and Weak Grid Appliance Market: Sierra Leone
This country profile covers relevant market and appliance performance data for off-grid appliances sold in Sierra Leone based on findings from Efficiency for Access market surveys. The profile explores the overall market landscape in Sierra Leone, the common power type, size, price, and warranty of off-grid appliances sold in retail markets, and other findings relevant to sector stakeholders working in Sierra Leone.
Environmentally Harmful Dumping of Inefficient and Obsolete Air Conditioners in Africa
This report details the extent of the environmentally harmful dumping of inefficient or obselete ACs across ten countries in North, West, East, and Southern Africa, ultimately providing policymakers with a set of solutions to encourage a transition toward highly-efficient, sustainable cooling technologies.
Indonesia Residential End-Use Survey
CLASP and Ipsos conducted a first-of-its-kind national survey of household appliance use in Indonesia to provide insights into appliance ownership and usage at the household level to support energy efficiency policies that maximize energy and CO2 reductions and cost savings for household consumers, manufacturers, and the nation.
Indonesia Market Study and Policy Analysis for Fans
CLASP, in partnership with PwC, conducted a comprehensive study of electric fans in Indonesia in efforts to characterize the market; inform the development of appropriate and robust fans testing, standards, and labeling requirements; and assess the potential impacts of these energy efficiency policies.
Indonesia Market Study and Policy Analysis for Refrigerators
This comprehensive study of domestic refrigerators in Indonesia aims to characterize the market; inform the development of appropriate and robust refrigerator testing, standards, and labeling requirements; and assess the potential impacts of these energy efficiency policies.
Renewable Energy Systems
Off- and Weak-Grid Solar Appliance Market: India
Insufficient data about off-grid appropriate appliances makes it difficult for manufacturers, policymakers, distributors, mini-grid operators, investors, and other market actors to make informed decisions. To help address this challenge, Efficiency for Access has worked to gather data on the availability of off-grid appropriate appliances in key countries.
The Socio-Economic Impact of Super-Efficient Fans in Bangladesh
Super-efficient off-grid fans have the potential to deliver a range of socio-economic, health, and environmental benefits for households in Bangladesh, yet reliable data on the impacts of fans remains sparse. To address these gaps in knowledge, CLASP conducted over 1,600 telephone surveys with off-grid fan customers in Bangladesh.
Renewable Energy Systems
The Role of Appliances in Achieving Gender Equality and Energy Access for All
Energy-efficient off-grid appliances are essential to ensuring the advantages of electricity translate into measurable social and economic benefits for the millions of households without access to modern energy. Evidence from the Efficiency for Access Coalition and ENERGIA finds the benefits of modern energy are not reaching those who need it most.
A Study on the Feasibility of Ecolabeling in India
Recognizing the need to factor in overall environmental footprint associated with products and encourage the penetration of environmentally-friendly products in the market, this study assess the feasibility of developing a comprehensive ecolabeling program in India, and focuses on its applicability on cooling appliances
Staying cool: The development of India’s pioneering energy efficiency policy for chillers
India recently announced new energy efficiency policies for chillers, projected to avoid 28 TWh of electricity consumption and 23 million tons of CO2 emissions cumulatively through 2030. This article presents a case study of the unique challenges and solutions required to design a new energy efficiency policy for chillers in India.
Bulk Procurement Inspection Manuals
In November 2019, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), an energy service company set up under India’s Ministry of Power, published a series of inspection manuals to guide bulk procurements for five product categories: electric motors, LED street light fixtures, room air conditioners, smart meters, and submersible water pumps.