CLASP's Global S&L Database provides comprehensive information on S&L policies around the world and is a useful resource for S&L practitioners aiming to:
- Accelerate the adoption of S&L by identifying existing policies for specific products;
- Increase the number of products covered by S&L by comparing products regulated across economies; or
- Conduct a customized search, to inform interested stakeholders and policy makers, using filters such as sector, policy type, and fuel type.
There are three basic components of the database: economies, product groups and policy types.
Economies: There are 49 economies represented in the DB from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, Oceania, and South America, including two regional associations (APEC and SEAD).
Product groups: Appliances, equipment and lighting products are grouped in 17 categories with a three-level taxonomy to enable more detailed searches. For example, Lighting: Fluorescent: CFL.
Policy types: Four policy types are considered in the database: minimum energy performance standards (MEPS), endorsement labels, comparative labels, and codes of conduct.
The database enables users to compare the coverage of regulations in their economy with those in other economies and identify areas for improvement. In order to update, increase coverage, and supplement the database, the Global Best Practices team is seeking the support of a Consultant to update S&L policies in selected economies, comprehensively research S&L policies in economies not currently included in the database, and document the most recent standards and labels used in each economy for each product.