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Energy Efficiency

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Evaluation of Thai Appliance Labeling Program





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This project evaluated the Thai appliance energy labeling program and compared the U. S. and Thai consumer energy behaviors and appliance labeling.
This was also the first detailed evaluation of the Thai DSM programs. It revealed that after just three years of implementation, the Thai appliance labeling program had a significantly greater impact on the consumer appliance market than the then 20-year-old U.S. program. More than 60% of Thai consumers asked about or looked at the label against only 20% of consumers in the US. Energy efficiency was reportedly  among the top-three purchase priorities for 28% of Thai appliance consumers, compared to just 11% of U.S. consumers.
The project showed that salespeople played a significant role in both appliance labeling programs and influenced at least 50 percent of appliance sales. In some instances, the incentives they earned motivated them to sell appliances that had additional features and used more energy. Finally, the project likewise revealed that U.S. and Thai policymakers had different objectives for their appliance labeling programs. The U.S. program sought to provide consumers with information that would assist them in their appliance purchase decisions. In contrast, the Thai program’s objective was clearly behavioral and sought to persuade consumers to buy a more efficient appliance that would save money and protect the environment. To support the program, the Thai government implemented a massive, nationwide advertising campaign.

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Our Vision & Values

Our vision is to accelerate the promotion of sustainable energy and environmental programs in developing countries and countries in transition.  Our unique values are strived to provide sustainable solutions with proven technical capabilities, implement with wealth of practical and international experience in Asia and Pacific regions. Read more...

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IIEC works on-the-ground, through multi-disciplined staff and partners, with governments and the private sector to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and projects.  Read more...

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Specific services provided by IIEC to its clients include: DSM/EE Implementation & Evaluation; Development & Implementation of EE Standards and Labeling Programs; Renewable Energy Project Planning & Implementation; Clean Energy Finance Design; and Implementation of Energy Efficient Buildings  Read more...

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Our Major Clients

IIEC’s major clients include the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) etc.  Read more...

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Our Team

IIEC has full time local staff in each of its offices that are well placed to contribute to programs due to their extensive exposure to energy, transport and environmental activities in the region and their understanding of cultural issues relevant to the countries.  Read more...

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IIEC’s Board of Directors is comprised of nine members, who are dedicated to providing strategic guidance to the organization as it advances its goal to promote sustainable and efficient energy use in developing nations and economies in transition.  Read more...


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