Set-Top Boxes and Network Equipment
Analyses: Under contract to DOE, LBNL's Energy Efficiency Standards (EES) group is currently conducting the following analyses.
- Energy Consumption
- Life-Cycle Cost and Payback Period Analyses
- Shipments Analysis
- National Impact Analysis (National Energy Savings and Net Present Value)
- LCC Consumer Sub-group Analysis
- Utility Impact Analysis
- Employment Impact Analysis
- Emissions Analysis
- Regulatory Impact Analysis
In addition, the EES group developed the Rulemaking Overview and Preliminary Market and Technology Assessment.
Efficiency Standards History:
Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) of 1975, as amended, sets forth various provisions designed to improve energy efficiency. Part A of Title III of EPCA established the "Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles," which covers consumer products and certain commercial products.
In addition to specifying a list of covered residential and commercial products, EPCA contains provisions that enable the Secretary of Energy to classify additional types of consumer products as covered products. For the Secretary to prescribe an energy conservation standard for covered added products, he must also determine that the products meeting certain additional criteria. DOE will determine if set-top boxes and network equipment satisfy the criteria during the course of the energy conservation standards rulemaking.