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 38 TCPs operating today involve about 6 000 experts from government, industry and research organisations in more than 50 countries1.

TCP news


Heat pumping technologies, markets and market development 

The latest issue of the Heat Pumping Technologies magazine from the HPT TCP summarises a selection of the sessions, workshops and presentations that took place at the 2017 Heat Pump Conference in Rotterdam recently. Also included, among others, is an article presenting a new view on cooling, and the use of heat pumps in advanced thermal grids. Download here.

New international collaboration platform in the buildings sector

The Energy Endeavour initiative, an international platform to highlight innovative methods, tools and systems in the buildings sector, is a new 3-year project of the TCP on Buildings and Communities (EBC TCP). More...   

Raising the profile of energy efficiency 

Learn about the work of the TCP on Energy Efficient End-Use Equiment (4E TCP) and the role it plays in raising the profile of energy efficiency, as explained  in this new video. Also now available is the 4E TCP 2016 Annual Report which outlines in more detail all the activities of the 4E TCP. Download here

Four winners recognised in international heat pump award

This year, four winners from Italy, Sweden and the United States were honoured with the Peter Ritter von Rittinger International Heat Pump Award. Awarded every three years, it recognises individuals or teams who have achieved distinction in the advancement of heat pumping technologies, applications, market development and management or organisation of activities with lasting international impact. Press release

Energy aware devices offer opportunities to reduce electricity use

Saving energy in buildings has always suffered from a lack of detailed information on how much each individual device within a building actually uses. This report, Energy Aware Devices, Study of Policy Opportunities, published by the 4E TCP's Electronic Devices and Networks Annex (EDNA), presents information and analysis of policy and programme opportunities to reduce electricity use by encouraging devices to become energy aware. Download here.  

Policy guidelines for motor driven units 

A first report from a major study by the 4E TCP Electric Motor Systems Annex (EMSA), Policy Guidelines for Motor Driven Units - Part 1, focusing on pumps, fans and compressors, contains a detailed description of existing standards and national regulations covering these products and summaries of their differences. Download from the EMSA publications page here. An Executive Summary is also available as a separate publication. 

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.

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