Residential

Appliances Initiative


Overview

The Super Efficient Home Appliances Initiative (SEHA) facilitates efficiency programs in boosting sales and overall market share of products featuring super efficiency. The initiative complements ENERGY STAR® program efforts to increase the sales and market penetration of qualified appliances.

How to participate

You are invited to join our efforts if you are currently supporting the ENERGY STAR appliances program and:

  1. providing incentives for appliances meeting at least tier 1 efficiency levels
  2. deploying a significant and focused educational and promotional program for efficient appliances that meet at least tier 1 specifications
  3. implementing either or both of the above

Accomplishments

In 2014 CEE considered how ENERGY STAR Most Efficient criteria align with member needs. Use of Most Efficient is recommend for members looking to:

  • reach early adopters or the enviromentally aware market segment
  • partner with local retailers
  • accelerate market transformation locally by introducing advanced items early in the adoption cycle
A Word about Connected

In 2014 this committee began connected work:

  • identifying new efficiency measures, including behavior change and possible negative energy savings to manage
  • building consensus on CEE member data needs that connected products could provide for use in measuring and verifying program impacts
  • determining customer engagement needs from connected products, including non-energy benefits


CEE specifications enable member incentive programs to identify and promote the most efficient products in the marketplace resulting in market transformation along the distribution chain. As these efforts succeed in changing the market, CEE tier levels are raised from time to time to reflect and encourage continued advancement. The increasing tier levels depicted in this graph indicate the progress made in the efficient clothes washer marketplace.

Note: Since 2000, the CEE residential clothes washer specification has also included a water factor requirement, incorporated in the federal standard in 2011.

Data Source:
This information was compiled using the DOE Residential Clothes Washer Standards and the ENERGY STAR Clothes Washer Specifications


Participants

AEP—Ohio

Alliant Energy

Ameren Missouri

Arizona Public Service

Austin Energy

Avista Utilities

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company

BC Hydro

Black Hills Energy

Bonneville Power Administration

Cape Light Compact

City of Palo Alto Utilities

Commonwealth Edison Company

DC Sustainable Energy

DTE Energy

Duke Energy

Efficiency Maine

Efficiency Nova Scotia

Efficiency Vermont

Energy Trust of Oregon

Focus on Energy

FortisBC

Georgia Power

Gulf Power

Hawaii Energy Efficiency

Hydro-Québec

Idaho Power

Indianapolis Power & Light

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources

MidAmerican Energy

Minnesota Department of Commerce

National Grid

National Grid Massachusetts

Nebraska Public Power District

New Mexico Gas Company

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

Newfoundland Power

Northeast Utilities Massachusetts (now Eversource)

Northeast Utilities New Hampshire (now Eversource)

NV Energy

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

PECO

PNM

Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)

PPL Electric Utilities

PSEG Long Island

Public Service Gas & Electric

Rocky Mountain Power

Sacramento Municipal

Salt River Project

San Diego Gas & Electric Company

SaskPower

Seattle City Light

Sempra Energy

Snohomish County PUD

Southern California Edison

Southern California Gas Company

Southern Company

Southern Minnesota Municipal Power

Southwest Energy Efficiency Project

Southwest Gas

Tacoma Power

Tennessee Valley Authority

United Illuminating

Xcel Energy