Recognizing – and then incentivizing – good appliances drives design innovation, reduces risk for early-mover manufacturers and buyers, and builds up markets that are weak or disorganized. Awards programs for in-demand appliances spur the production and sale of energy-efficient and high quality products.
CLASP collaborates with product designers and manufacturers, policymakers, international development agencies and others to design awards programs that recognize best-in-class products and encourage manufacturers to innovate for efficiency and sustainability. Through a combination of expert evaluation, manufacturer engagement, and testing through partner labs, we select and promote winners and finalists. When possible, CLASP partners with other market stakeholders to pair awards programs with financial programs like incentives or bulk procurement, to ensure uptake of best-in-class appliances.