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Advancing Energy Efficiency Programs and Initiatives

Set-Top Box Energy Conservation Agreement
 
In 2012, Fifteen industry-leading multichannel video providers and device manufacturers that deliver service to more than 90 million American households, launched an unprecedented Set-Top Box Energy Conservation Agreement.
 
In 2013, U.S. Energy Department, The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP), the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) announced new Tier 2 commitments to significantly  broaden the 2012 voluntary agreement. These new standards will improve set-top box efficiency up to 45 percent by 2017 and are expected to save more than $1 billion on consumer energy bills annually. The agreement was designed to be an effective substitute for all federal and state legislative and regulatory mandates for set-top boxes.
 
Companies involved in the Set-Top Box Energy Conservation Agreement will meet regularly to review and update energy efficiency measures, and to host ongoing discussions with the DOE, the EPA and other interested government agencies and stakeholders on new technologies and equipment. To create accountability and support transparency, the agreement’s terms include detailed processes for verification of set-top box performance in the field; annual public reporting on energy efficiency improvements; and posting of product power consumption information by each company for its customers.

Consumer Education

Get consumer tips for saving energy with electronics, buying green products and use our energy calculator and electronics recycling tools by visiting GreenerGadgets.org.
 

Energy Efficiency of Consumer Electronics


CEA supports voluntary, market-oriented programs and initiatives, including industry-led standards, which highlight and sustain energy efficiency in the consumer electronics industry. CEA continues to work cooperatively with governments in the development of energy efficiency initiatives that complement and support voluntary approaches and continued innovation, expanded consumer choice, and enhanced product functionality. CEA opposes government-imposed approaches that stifle innovation, reduce consumer choice, and limit product features and services. 

CEA members, through the association's Energy Efficiency Working Group (EEWG), monitor, shape and support CEA's public policy activities and industry initiatives related to energy efficiency at the local, national and international levels.


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Industry-Led Standards

Recent and ongoing industry-led standards initiatives include:

ANSI/CEA-2043 (Set-top Box (STB) Power Measurement)
ANSI/CEA-2037 (Determination of Television Average Power Consumption)
CEA-2037-A (In Progress Revision:  Determination of Television Average Power Consumption)
CEA-2042.3 (In Progress New Standard:  Methods of Measurement for Energy Efficiency and Standby Power of Wireless Systems)
ANSI/CEA-2045 (Modular Communications Interface for Energy Management)
CEA-2045 Amendment 1 (In Progress Amendment:  Modular Communications Interface for Energy Management)
CEA-2047 (In Progress New Standard:  Consumer Electronics – Energy Usage Information)
IEC 62087:2011 – Methods of measurement for the power consumption of audio, video and related equipment (TC100)
 

Research


CEA is actively engaged in research on the energy consumption of consumer electronics.

Energy Consumption of CE in U.S. Homes in 2010 Final Report by Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), December 2011. 

Power Consumption Trends in Digital TVs 
Final Report by TIAX LLC for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), February 2011

The Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Impact of Telecommuting and e-Commerce
Final Report by TIAX LLC for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), July 2007
Read the CEA press release (09/19/07).

Energy Consumption by Consumer Electronics in U.S. Residences (160 pages, 936 KB)
Final Report by TIAX LLC for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), December 2007  


State


CEA works with state and local policymakers on energy efficiency issues related to consumer technology products. 

CEA is currently working in the state of California to combat harmful energy regulations affecting digital televisions. For more, take a look at the California page.


Federal


CEA represents the consumer electronics industry before federal policy makers and agencies, such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. For many years, the consumer electronics industry has worked cooperatively with government agencies in pursuit of successful voluntary, market-oriented programs and initiatives, such as ENERGY STAR, which highlight and support energy efficient product design and purchasing.

There are almost twenty categories of consumer electronics products that are ENERGY STAR compliant. Find out if your product is ENERGY STAR qualified


International

International Industry Statement of Principles for Energy Efficiency in Networked Products
Guiding Principles for Energy Efficiency in Networked Consumer Electronics – Signatories as of  January 2013

International Industry Position and Support for Energy Efficiency 
Global Industry Paper on Energy Efficiency - Signatories as of 23-APR-2007

Joint Statement of the Second EU-Japan-US Trilateral ICT-Electronics Associations Meeting
In March 2006, representatives of CEA, the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), the European Information, Communications and Consumer Electronics Technology Industry Associations (EICTA), and the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) met to discuss several topics of common interest to their member companies around the world. This trilateral group of European, Japanese and U.S. associations adopted a common position on energy efficiency and issued a final joint statement on issues of common interest, including environmental policy. 



STAFF CONTACTS

DOUG JOHNSON
Vice President, Technology Policy
703-907-7686
djohnson@CE.org

SAMANTHA NEVELS
Coordinator, Policy Communications
703-907-7080
snevels@CE.org 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

 
  • March 24, 2014 – CEA drafted and released a blog post in response to the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) issuing of a “Notice of Pre-Rulemaking Schedule” for several product categories, including computers, monitors and displays; network equipment and game consoles. In the post, CEA expressed that although this new announcement gives the CEC a fresh chance to get energy efficiency right by allowing the CE industry to assist the CEC in developing energy efficiency standards, the Commission has a tendency to drive regulation by relying on faulty data and bad assumptions.
  • January 2014 – The California Energy Commission recently announced it will gather additional information and data in its effort to develop regulatory proposals for network equipment and devices. CEA will continue to voice industry concerns over unnecessary regulations with the CEC and will participate in a February 12 hearing on proposed amendments to California’s energy efficiency standards.

THE ENERGY STAR PROGRAM


CEA has long supported ENERGY STAR as the most effective and proactive program to encourage consumers to make more energy-conscious choices. Home electronics were responsible for 59 percent of the energy savings achieved by the program for residential products in 2008, according a recent report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). CEA is concerned, however, that EPA’s recently-mandated changes to ENERGY STAR are creating unreasonable burdens for partners and harming international expansion of the program.

ENERGY USE DISCLOSURES FOR ELECTRONICS


CEA is dedicated to providing information to consumers regarding energy use of their consumer electronics products. CEA’s efforts include developing test procedures for measurement, gathering current data, providing online tools and information, and contributing to the Federal Trade Commission’s rulemaking on national energy labeling requirements.
 

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