Televisions are responsible for 3 to 4 percent of global residential electricity consumption. As TV screens get larger and the number of TVs per household continues to rise, the need for energy-efficient technology is more important than ever.

Most consumers replace their televisions every 10 years. We have an opportunity to cost-effectively save electricity by ensuring that the next televisions purchased by consumers are as energy efficient as possible.

If all TVs sold were as efficient as the award-winning TVs from the SEAD Initiative’s first Global Efficiency Medal competition in 2012, electricity savings globally would be more than 84 TWh annually by 2020. SEAD global award-winning products were 33-44% more efficient than TVs with similar technology.