The breadth and coverage of analytical expertise in the IEA Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs) are unique assets that underpin IEA efforts to support innovation for energy security, economic growth and environmental protection. The 39 TCPs operating today involve about 6 000 experts from government, industry and research organisations in more than 50 countries1.

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Workshop: appliance and equipment energy policies for a connected world 

The Electronic Devices and Networks Annex (EDNA) of the 4E TCP will host a workshop aimed at industry, government and NGO/academic representatives interested in policy approaches to encourage "intelligent efficiency". In particular the workshop will explore how network connectivity of appliances and equipment can form the basis for intelligent efficiency, and how standards and labelling policies might stimulate this. More... 

Achievements of energy efficiency programmes 2016 update

The 2016 edition of Achievements of Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards and Labelling Programmes from the 4E TCP records the impacts of programs run in 50 countries, noting that there is "overwhelming evidence that these programs have made a very significant contribution to the reduction of energy use and CO2 emissions, and at a very much lower cost than could have been achieved by other clean energy supply options." Download here

Energy Efficiency of the 'Internet of Things'

This report from the Electronic Devices & Networks Annex of the 4E TCP provides an overview of the market for the key Internet of Things (IoT) products and their impact on worldwide energy consumption. It describes the potential for energy savings, including the selection of appropriate communication technologies best suited to various applications. A second related report discusses recommendations for policy options. Both reports are available on the publications page here under TASK 2. 

HPT on Heat Pump Technologies 2015 Annual Report

The 2015 Annual Report from the HPT TCP describes the work and highlights of the programme during 2015 and includes an update on two new projects - Hybrid Heat Pumps, and Domestic Hot Water Heat Pumps. Download here

TCP on buildings and communities - EBC News

The June issue of EBC News, from the EBC TCP, features articles on computational tools for buildings and communities, demonstration of zero emission buildings in Norway, financing deep energy retrofit projects, and reliability of energy efficient building retrofitting. Download here

Rethink Energy, Act NOW!

Rethink Energy, Act NOW! is the theme of the 12th Heat Pump Conference organised every three years under the auspices of the HPT TCP, and to be held in Rotterdam from 15-18 May 2017. The goal of the conference goes beyond the traditional topics of energy efficiency, renewables and environment. It will focus on the main solutions and choices that have to be made not only on economics, but on the expectations on future energy situations where energy infrastructure is becoming more and more independent from insecure suppliers. Visit the conference website

The "How To" briefing accompanying the Global Lighting Challenge

An Executive Briefing published by the Solid State Lighting Annex of the 4E TCP offers policy makers a concise overview of some of the national-level approaches, initiatives and ideas used to accelerate LED lighting in the market by the Annex member countries. These best practices show how governments can support adoption of LED technology by raising awareness, providing tangible examples and ensuring widespread understanding and appreciation of the benefits of LED lighting. Download here

4E TCP Annual Report 2015

The 2015 Annual Report by the 4E TCP contains details of all activities and key achievements during the 2015 calendar year. Download here.   

EBC TCP 2015 Annual Report

This Annual Report from the EBC TCP provides highlights from ongoing, recently completed, and new research projects. Download here.

Energy Efficiency Roadmap for Electric Motors and Motor Systems

This recent report from the 4E TCP - Energy Efficiency Roadmap for Electric Motors and Motor Systems - assesses the current status and trends in the market, standards and the policy environment for energy efficient electric motors and variable frequency drives. It also provides guidance for policy makers on how to maximise energy savings by expanding policies for simple motors to cover the more complex area of motor systems. Download here.  

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