There are no quick fixes to long-term energy challenges. To find solutions, governments and industry benefit from sharing resources and accelerating results. For this reason the IEA enables independent groups of experts - the IEA Technology Collaboration Programmes, or IEA TCPs1.
|Buildings and Communities|
|District Heating and Cooling|
|Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment|
|Heat Pumping Technologies|
The feature article of the November issue of EBC News, from the IEA TCP on Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC), looks at South Korean efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the buildings sector. Download from the EBC website here.
The Electric Motor Systems Annex (EMSA) of the IEA TCP on Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment (4E) and the Danish Technological Institute will hold a series of six webinars beginning 8 October through till 17 December. Visit the 4E website here for more information and registration.
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.
The latest issue of the HPC Newsletter from the IEA TCP on Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT) features a number of articles on the topic of ground source heat pumps. Download the e-newsletter on the HPT website here.
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.
This project, managed by the IEA TCP on Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT), is still open for new participants. The objective of the project is to gather information and ideas for policy makers, decision makers and planners of energy systems in urban areas concerning the possibilities and barriers related to the implementation of heat pumps in DHC systems. Visit the HPT website for more information.
An updated benchmarking report and a Policy Brief summary from the IEA TCP on Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment (4E) updates the results of the domestic lighting benchmarking report published in 2011 based on new data that gives insight into more recent market trends. Download the 4E report from their website here.
This recent publication is the result of a joint project between the IEA TCPs on Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) and Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC). The objective of the project was to study current net-zero, near net-zero and very low energy buildings and to develop a common undestanding, methodology, tools, innovative solutions and industry guidelines. More...
This report from the Electric Motor Systems annex (EMSA) of the IEA TCP on Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment (4E) offers a toolkit with proposed policy measures - EMSA's recommendations for successful policy implementation - and shows best practice policy examples from all over the world to reach market transformation for efficient electric motor systems. Access the report on the 4E website here.
A new report from the IEA TCP on District Heating and Cooling (DHC) examines low-temperature district heating (LTDH) which is emerging as a new system to replace the existing 3rd generation district heating system. It is one of four recently published reports now available on the Research Projects section of the DHC website.
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.