International Database of Efficient Appliances (IDEA)

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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.

USAID’s Energy Efficiency for Development (EE4D) program provides technical assistance to USAID partner countries to scale up clean energy and energy efficiency rapidly and effectively. USAID partners with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to provide technical assistance to energy system planners, regulators, and utility managers in partner countries to overcome challenges associated with implementing energy efficiency programs. Berkeley Lab works with local stakeholders to identify areas of greatest opportunity, gaps, and barriers in order to better integrate energy efficiency as a resource for sustainable development.

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 4:45pm

Last updated: September 13, 2021