Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Commercial Equipment: Additional Opportunities

Publication Type

Report

Date Published

08/2004

LBNL Report Number

LBNL-56207

Abstract

Energy efficiency standards set minimum levels of energy efficiency that must be met by new products. Depending on the dynamics of the market and the level of the standard, the effect on the market for a given product may be small, moderate, or large. The main goal of this study is to estimate key national impacts of new and upgraded energy efficiency standards for residential and commercial equipment. These impacts approximate the opportunity for national benefits that may be lost if standards are not upgraded and expanded from current levels. This study also identifies the end uses where the largest opportunities exist.

Year of Publication

2004

Institution

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

City

Berkeley