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Use CLASP's Policy Analysis Modeling System (PAMS) to forecast the impacts of S&L policies.

CLASP and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) developed the Policy Analysis Modeling System as an easy-to-use software tool to help local policymakers assess the benefit of standards and labeling programs, and to identify the most attractive targets for appliances and efficiency levels.

An estimate of impacts from any potential policy is critical in guiding decision makers and funding agencies in prioritising strategies that afford maximum benefit, in terms of both environmental and financial impacts. Therefore, a technically robust estimate of energy savings and monetary costs and benefits are necessary, even at the initial stages of a policy proposal.

PAMS is an Excel spreadsheet designed to give first-order policy impacts projections for a wide range of countries with a minimum of preparatory research on the part of local policymakers.

This tool includes basic modeling inputs for over 150 countries; can be used "out of the box," with no additional research necessary; and offers the ability for customization in several critical areas, in order to improve the accuracy of forecasts where country-specific data is available.

PAMS is an ideal resource for countries with few technical or financial resources.

Product Type
Focus Area
Low Carbon Development
Scope / Extension
Sub-national, Project, & Local/Community level
Urban (special case)
Methodological Steps
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
All countries
e-Learning available
Facilitated Learning Avalable