U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Advanced Manufacturing Office – Industrial Distributed Energy

Awards Competition Seeks Most Efficient Computer Monitors

January 16, 2013

The second Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Global Efficiency Medals competition will recognize and award highly-efficient desktop computer monitors. This global winner-takes-all competition will advance efficiency improvements in displays by recognizing products with the best energy efficiency. SEAD is an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial and a task within the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC); the Energy Department serves as the lead U.S. government agency.

It is estimated that in 2008, displays in the residential sector consumed the same amount of electricity produced by 11 to 13 mid-sized coal power plants. Increased sales of award-winning displays can result in significant energy savings. Product nominations will be accepted through March 31, 2013, and winners will be announced in September. The first SEAD Global Efficiency Medal competition recognized Samsung and LG for producing the world's most energy efficient televisions. See the SEAD competition Web page.