SEAD Initiative

The Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and a task of the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) is a voluntary multinational government collaboration whose primary objective is to advance global market transformation for energy efficient products.

As the Operating Agent for SEAD, CLASP:

  • Provides strategic advice to SEAD leadership and participating governments on the development and implementation of program activities;
  • Documents and disseminates best practices for energy efficient product policies;
  • Creates tools and resources to strengthen the knowledge foundation of appliance energy efficiency programs;
  • Facilitates policy dialogues and collaboration to identify opportunities for additional energy savings from global market transformation initiatives.

SEAD was launched at the first CEM meeting in Washington, D.C. in July 2010.  Participating governments include Australia, Brazil, Canada, the European Commission, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.


SEAD Initiative and CLASP, with the support from the Alliance to Save Energy, designed the Street Lighting Evaluation Tool – an energy savings calculator which helps governments evaluate energy consumption and estimate the energy savings potential of alternative technology choices.

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