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Buildings



Buildings and Communities
District Heating and Cooling
Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment
Energy Storage
Heat Pumping Technologies

Recent activities and findings

Lights, camera, action!

Watch the new, two minute animated video to learn all about the current activities and focus of the Solid State Lighting Annex of the IEA TCP on Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment (4E). Available on the 4E website here.  

4E Electric Motor Systems (EMSA) newsletter

The latest issue of the 4E EMSA Newsletter from the IEA TCP on on Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment (4E), reports on the latest news, events, publications and webinars.  Download from the 4E EMSA website here.   

Heat pumping technologies newsletter 

The latest issue of the Heat Pump Centre Newsletter from the IEA TCP on Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT) features articles on innovative heat pump technologies, reviews on thermal response testing for ground-source heat pumps, the history of the Japanese Eco-Cute heat pump, and a strategic outlook article on China. Download here

Buildings and communities - EBC News

The feature article of the November issue of EBC News, from the IEA TCP on Buildings and Communities (EBC), looks at South Korean efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the buildings sector. Download from the EBC website here.   

Energy storage 2014 Annual Report 

This recent 2014 Annual Report from the IEA TCP on Energy Storage (ECES) highlights current and recently completed projects and plans for two new ones.  Download from the ECES website here

Achievements of appliance energy efficiency standards and labelling programs

This new report from the IEA TCP on Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment (4E) outlines the historic achievements of energy efficiency standards and labelling programs. Read what impact they have made in saving energy, greenhouse gas emissions and on the price of appliances.  Download from the 4E publications page here

Quality installation and maintenance sensitivity studies in heat pumps

A recent report from the IEA TCP on Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT) investigates heat pump faults commonly found in operating equipment, and assesses the relative capacity and efficiency degradations caused by these faults.  The resultant effort is aimed at positioning stakeholders to better understand how installation and maintenance practices affect heat pump performance.  Download from the HPT website here

Buildings and communities (EBC) 2014 Annual Report

This report from the IEA TCP on Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) provides highlights from ongoing, recently completed and new research projects.  Download from the EBC website here

Heat Pump Programme 2014 Annual Report 

The 2014 Annual Report  from the IEA TCP on Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT) outlines the achievements and highlights of the 2014 work programme. Download from the HPT website here.  

Energy efficient end-use equipment (4E) 2014 Annual Report

This new report highlights the recent achievements and ambitious new projects of the IEA TCP on Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment (4E).  Download from the 4E website here

The IEA Technology Collaboration Programmes in this category are reviewed by the Working Party on Energy End-Use Technologies (EUWP)

For information on related activities carried out by the IEA Secretariat, see Buildings

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