CLASP

IKEM compared and evaluated various CLASP methods for measuring energy and greenhouse gas savings.

CLASP

IKEM compared and evaluated various CLASP methods for measuring energy and greenhouse gas savings.

Project

The American NGO CLASP (Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program) has set itself the task of “improving the environmental and energy efficiency of daily used devices and the associated applications as well as reducing their impact on people and the environment”. To calculate the impact of its work on energy-efficient electricity applications in different regions of the world, CLASP has already used a number of different models. However, these models and other evaluation techniques produced widely different estimates that were difficult to understand and communicate. This led to a discussion on measuring the impact and results of the work of CLASP.

On behalf of CLASP, IKEM therefore compared and evaluated various methods and practices for measuring energy savings and carbon dioxide emissions. In addition, the effect of CLASP projects in Europe, the USA, China and India were examined. Based on this, a number of recommendations regarding the measurement of results as well as the application and expansion of models were developed.