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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.
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.
India Air Compressor Policy Report
CLASP worked with PwC India to conduct comprehensive technology and market assessments for air compressors in India, to inform efficiency standards development and a labeling program. Using both surveys and in-person interviews of manufacturers and their associations, we examined the air compressor market in order to understand product segmentation, projected growth rates, and prevalent technologies.
Transitional Test Method for Ecodesign and Energy Labelling requirements for Electronic Displays
Transitional Test Method sets out a measurement methodology that can be freely used by manufacturers and importers of electronic displays to assess compliance with two recent European regulations.
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
Standards and Labeling Policy for Deep Freezers in India
Using both surveys and in-person interviews of manufacturers and their associations, this report examines the Indian deep freezer market in order to understand product segmentation and projected growth rates.
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
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Market Assessment of Light Commercial Air Conditioners in India
This paper examines the methodologies and labeling thresholds adopted for room air conditioners in Japan, China, and South Korea in order to make recommendations for an impactful labeling policy in India.
Evaluating the Impacts of Mandatory Policies and Labelling Program for Appliances in India
This paper discusses the impacts of mandatory standards and India's labelling program as they relate to market growth, technology improvements, market transformation, and climate change mitigation.
Vietnam Room Air Conditioner Market Assessment and Policy Options Analysis
CLASP, in collaboration with the Ecology and Environment Institute (EEI), conducted a comprehensive characterization of the room air conditioner market in Vietnam and analyzed impacts from various policy scenarios. The report provides the technical evidence to support a revision of Vietnam's MEPS and energy labeling ratings for ACs.
Thailand Room Air Conditioner Market Assessment and Policy Options Analysis
CLASP, in collaboration with a local partner, Niwat Phansilpakom, conducted a comprehensive characterization of the room air conditioner market in Thailand and analyzed impacts from various policy scenarios. The report provides the technical evidence to support revision of Thailand’s MEPS and labeling for ACs.
2019 eceee Summer Study – CLASP Policy Database – an appliance energy efficiency tool for collaboration
2019 eceee Summer Study – Recognizing and rewarding higher efficiency: case studies in moving to a single test metric for fixed and variable speed air conditioners
2019 eceee Summer Study – Assessing testing capacity in ECOWAS and ASEAN regions to support S&L programs for cooling appliances
Promoting High-Performing Off-Grid Appliances
In its first ever policy brief, Efficiency for Access explores how test methods, quality standards, and labeling might be used to promote energy efficiency and quality in off- and weak-grid appropriate appliances as the market evolves.