These are useful energy efficiency resources that we've found. If you have others that you'd like to refer us to, please don't hesitate to send us an email.
Research - Links to Standby & Energy Efficiency Resources
- Alliance to Save Energy
The Alliance promotes energy efficiency to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security.
- American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Publications and meeting information on energy efficiency.
- Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (CLASP)
CLASP was established to help standards and labels policymakers and practitioners foster socio-economic development, improve the environment, stimulate global trade, and alleviate poverty.
- Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)
DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.
- Electric Power Research Institute
The Electric Power Research Institute is an independent, nonprofit organization that conducts research, development and demonstration relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public.
- EPA Database of Environmental Information
A database of environmental standards and criteria by government agencies and third-party
organizations around the world.
- European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
The European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy is Europe’s largest and oldest NGO dedicated to energy efficiency.
- The Green Grid (was Climate Savers)
The Climate Savers Computing Initiative has combined with The Green Grid and its programs continue within that organization. The Green Grid is a nonprofit, industry consortium of end-users, policy-makers, technology providers, facility architects, and utility companies collaborating to improve the resource efficiency of data centers.
- Greentech Leadership Group
The Greentech Leadership Group (GTLG) is a nonprofit organization committed to providing policy leadership by connecting innovators with policymakers.
- IEA 4E Home page
- IEA 4E Solid State Lighting Annex
The SSL Annex maintains a set of voluntary, minimum performance requirements covering a range of LED products with quality attributes such as efficacy, color, flicker and other parameters.
- IEA-4E Standby Power
The 4E Standby Annex was created with an overall goal to "monitor and report the extent of, and changes in, energy consumption by electrical appliances in low-power modes (standby power); and support the development of policies which seek to minimize excessive energy consumption by products in standby power modes."
- International Energy Agency
An international action group dedicated to furthering International Standby Power initiatives
- Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
The NRDC is a US environmental action group with the expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals.
- NRDC Issues Paper on Home Idle Load Energy Waste
Home Idle Load: Devices Wasting Huge Amounts of Electricity When Not in Active Use
"Always-on" energy use by inactive appliances, electronics and other devices equates to $19B of electricity cost annually. This paper exposes the problem and offers some suggestions for improvement.
- PSMA Energy Efficiency Forum
Designed by the Power Supply Manufacturers Association to educate members on guidelines
and regulations concerning the efficiency of power supplies, including resources for design
solutions to enable conformance..
- Super Efficient Appliance Deployment (SEAD)
SEAD is a voluntary multinational collaboration with the objective to advance global market transformation for energy efficient products.