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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.
Integrating Appliance Efficiency into Nationally Determined Contributions
This report investigates the inclusion of appliance efficiency in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and advises governments on how they can best leverage ambitious appliance efficiency policies when revising climate commitments.
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.
Refurbishing Europe’s Fluorescent Lamp Manufacturing Facilities
EU domestic market for fluorescents will be gone in 2023 and regional export markets to the major trade partners is also being phased out by separate legislation. Through the EU Taxonomy Fund, there is potential to invest and convert these facilities to create a long-term, domestic supply of high-quality LED tubes in Europe, produced in Poland and Germany.
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
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.
How Many Years Does It Take the European Commission to Change a Toxic Lightbulb?
CLASP recalculated the effects by country of the Oeko-Institut data for a two-year delay on toxic, fluorescent lighting phase-out in the EU. The data shows significant costs to European citizens in terms of excess energy use, increased pollution, and higher cost to consumers.
Air Conditioner Labeling in Thailand: Key Findings and Recommendations
This Policy Brief presents findings from an evaluation of the Electricity Generation Authority for Thailand (EGAT) No. 5 air conditioning (AC) energy label and provides recommendations to enhance the labels' impact in driving the transition to higher-efficiency products.
Study to Evaluate Online Energy Labelling Compliance in the EU
E-commerce is steadily growing in the EU, and numerous websites offer energy-using products for sale. In this study, CLASP and our partners assessed the proper display of appliance energy labels and related information on websites. The study covers six EU Member States: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, France, and Slovakia.
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.
Guide to Building Sustainable Testing Capacity in ECOWAS
This Guide provides instruction on establishing sustainable testing practices for ensuring product compliance with energy efficiency programmes in ECOWAS states.
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.
Unraveling Urban Household Energy Use Patterns in India
CLASP published a research paper in the ACEEE 2020 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings in India. The paper reviews first-of-its-kind nationwide research, carried out in 2018, that encompassed an urban residential end-use survey of 5,000 households and real-time appliance energy use monitoring of 200 households.
Medical Equipment and Clinic Electrification Report
This report from Efficiency for Access presents a preliminary assessment of technical and commercial barriers to large-scale deployment of medical equipment in off/weak-grid clinics, along with actionable recommendations to make progress against these barriers.
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.
Development of Efficiency Policy for Ultra High Definition Televisions in India
The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and CLASP worked with Environmental Design Solutions (EDS) to make a comprehensive assessment of the Indian UHD television market through primary and secondary research to formulate a comparative energy efficiency labeling standard for UHD televisions.