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Governments and private companies purchase trillions of dollars’ worth of appliances, equipment, and other devices that consume energy. The SEAD Initiative promotes and supports the procurement of energy-efficient products worldwide, helping reduce energy consumption while lowering costs and stimulating market demand for efficient products.

Download the SEAD Procurement Factsheet

SEAD provides policymakers with the research and tools they need to develop and implement effective procurement programs. SEAD’s efforts include:

  • Sharing procurement best procurement practices
  • Promoting and supporting the procurement of energy efficient street lighting
  • Evaluating “green” public procurement programs

Canada, India, Mexico, South Africa, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States are leading SEAD's procurement efforts.


The SEAD Initiative helps policymakers design and implement effective procurement programs.


The SEAD Initiative hosts webinars to share procurement best practices and lessons learned with technical experts, policymakers, and other interested stakeholders.