The Green Electronics Council Supports The SEAD Initiative Global Efficiency Awards for Televisions
The Clean Energy Ministerial’s Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative today announced a competition to recognize the most energy-efficient flat-panel televisions around the world. SEAD Global Efficiency Medals will be awarded to the most energy-efficient televisions on the market as well as to new technologies that have the potential to greatly reduce energy use in the future.
The Global Efficiency Medal competition is part of the SEAD Initiative’s ambitious efforts to reduce energy use on a global scale. Televisions account for 3 to 4 percent of global residential electricity consumption. In the first SEAD competition for flat-panel televisions, held in 2012, SEAD global award-winning products were 33-44% more efficient than televisions with similar technology.
By recognizing and promoting the world’s most energy-efficient televisions, the SEAD competition will help consumers make informed purchasing decisions that can lower energy bills and spur greater innovation among manufacturers.
“We are pleased to support this competition’s recognition of the world’s most energy-efficient televisions,” said Jonas Allen, Director of Marketing, Green Electronics Council (GEC). “GEC’s EPEAT green-rating system evaluates a device’s entire lifecycle, of which energy is a crucial aspect. The SEAD Global Efficiency Medal provides TV purchasers worldwide with another barometer of energy excellence.”