IPCC Fourth Assessment Report: Climate Change 2007
Climate Change 2007: Working Group III: Mitigation of Climate Change

6.8.2 Policies and programmes aimed at appliances, lighting and office/consumer plug loads

Appliances, equipment (including information and communication technology) and lighting systems in buildings typically have very different characteristics from those of the building shell and installed equipment, including lower investment costs, shorter lifetimes, different ownership characteristics and simpler installation and maintenance. Thus, the barriers to energy-efficient alternatives are also different to some extent, warranting a different policy approach. This section provides an overview of policies specific to appliances, lighting and plug-in equipment.