This tool for gathering fragmented energy and performance data for appliances, electronics, and other equipment is used by the Energy Efficiency for Development (EE4D) program to evaluate the full impact of energy efficiency standards and labeling programs.

Retail data has rich information on the prices of appliances, but energy efficiency data is not as prevalent. To address this issue, IDEA employs a unique set of algorithms to match manufacturer model numbers to government certification databases for a more complete picture of energy efficiency. The result is a standardized data format for retail appliance data and a searchable database for data retrieval, which can then be used for a range of applications.