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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.
Keep it Cool: Harnessing Cold Storage to Reduce Food Loss & Support Sustainable Food Systems in Emerging Economies
This Efficiency for Access technology trend brief explores the role of cold storage in reducing food loss and enhancing food security, and highlights organizations that are pioneering these efforts.
Getting Appliances Back on Track: Assessing Progress Towards Global Energy Efficiency Commitments
This report tracks the progress of 15 countries who signed onto the Appliance Efficiency Call to Action in 2021 at COP26 in Glasgow, which pledged to double the energy efficiency of four product categories by 2030.
2023 Tech Trends in Energy Access
Up-to-date market insights for off-grid cooling, cooking and agricultural productive-use appliances, encompassing trends, opportunities, and targeted recommendations for scaling access to efficient technologies.
Pathways to Prevent Dumping of Climate Harming Room Air Conditioners in Southeast Asia
CLASP’s new report examines the ongoing, widespread sale of less efficient air conditioners with obsolete refrigerants across Southeast Asia. The research includes actionable solutions which could reduce a billion tons of carbon dioxide emissions over 25 years, and slash consumers energy bills.
Quantifying Appliance Access Gaps for a Climate-Resilient Africa
This report quantifies appliance access gaps in Africa for five appliances essential for climate-resilient development: refrigerators, televisions, fans, air conditioners, and solar water pumps.
Through our work with CLASP, we were able to determine buying and use patterns of energy efficient, off-grid appliances. This information can be used to better serve off- and weak-grid Bangladeshi end-users, shape future programming, and the availability of off-grid appliances.Dr. Rushad Faridi
Head of Research at dataWhiz
Market Assessment Report for Chillers in India
This report examines the potential for GHG emissions reduction and energy consumption in India through the adoption of a mandatory efficiency labeling program for chillers in India. CLASP and Environmental Design Solutions provided technical assistance to the Bureau of Energy Efficiency to assess the market for chillers in India.
Market Assessment Report for Light Commercial Air Conditioners in India
This report examines the vast potential for GHG emissions reduction and energy consumption in India from Light Commercial Air Conditioners (LCACs) through the mandatory efficiency labeling program. It delves into the technical assistance provided by CLASP and PwC to the Bureau of Energy Efficiency to upgrade the labeling program for LCACs to a mandatory phase.
Market Assessment for Deep Freezers in India
This report delves into the technical assistance provided by CLASP and PwC to India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency to transition the efficiency policy for deep freezers to a mandatory stage.
Building Resilience in Low-Income Communities – The Role of Off-Grid Appliances
This report examines community resilience in the context of climate change, focusing on the role of off-grid solar products and equipment in supporting low-income communities in sub-Saharan Africa.
China’s MEPS Lead to Major AC Market Transformation
CLASP's analysis of China's evolving room air conditioner standards shows strong evidence for policy's role in swift market transformation.
Evaluating Appliance Performance in the Field: Results from Appliance Testing
CLASP through Efficiency for Access conducted multi-country field testing to evaluate the technical performance of solar refrigerators, solar water pumps and solar milking machines.
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.
Key Cold Chain Infrastructure Markets
These reports evaluate the cold chain technology markets in India, Kenya and Nigeria. Each report identifies current trends, barriers and opportunities for market transformation, as well as strategies to accelerate the adoption of cold chain technologies for fresh food value chains at scale.
Appliance Impacts Over Time
This longitudinal study explores how customers’ relationship with their off-grid appliances changes over time. The study captured critical indicators through phone interviews with over 4000 off-grid TV, solar water pump, and refrigerator customers to track product quality, durability, satisfaction, impact, and uptake.
World’s Best MEPS: Identifying Top Energy Efficiency Standards for Priority Appliances
This report compares the stringency of minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) requirements for the six highest-emitting appliance categories across ten of the world’s highest carbon emitting economies.
Off- and Weak-Grid Appliance Market: Pakistan
This country profile covers relevant market and appliance performance data for off-grid appliances sold in Pakistan based on Efficiency for Access market survey findings. It provides market insights to help inform sector stakeholders and encourage higher market penetration for high-quality off- and weak-grid appropriate appliances.