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TechnologyNetworkLogoThe IEA supports international energy technology research, development, deployment, and knowledge transfer through multilateral groups (formally known as Implementing Agreements or 'IAs'). The experts participating in the activities of the Implementing Agreements represent public and private sector entities worldwide. Together, these experts share knowledge – and resources – to advance energy technologies.

 

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Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment

Recent activities and findings

Policy guidelines for electric motor systems 

This report from the Electric Motor Systems annex (EMSA) of the Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment initiative (4E IA) 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 here.  

Toward 4th generation district heating

A new report from the District Heating and Cooling initiative (DHC IA) examines low-temperature district heating (LTDH) which is emerging as a new system to replace the existing 3rd generation district heating system.  The objective of this report is to raise awareness and provide insights that will stimulate the research, development and implementation of LTDH systems. It is one of four reports recently published under the current work programme and now available on the Research Projects section of the DHC IA website.  

Buildings and communities: November newsletter

Updates on four of its fourteen current international projects feature in the latest newsletter from the Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme (EBC IA). Download here.  

Innovative technology in heat pumps

Several papers on the topic of innovative technology in heat pumps presented at the recent Heat Pump Conference are highlighted in the latest issue of the HPC Newsletter from the Heat Pumping Technologies initiative (HPT IA). Download the e-newsletter here

Results of LED light proficiency testing 

The Energy Efficient End-use Equipment initiative (4E IA) has recently published Solid State Lighting Annex 2013 Interlaboratory Comparison Final Report, providing results of the world's largest program of proficiency tests conducted by laboratories for the testing of LED lights. Download here.  

4E BrightSpark newsletter - September issue 

The BrightSpark newsletter from the Energy Efficient End-use Equipment initiative (4E IA) reports on international co-ordination of policies for efficient equipment. Download here

Applications open for district energy climate awards

Showcase a district energy project by applying now to the 4th Global District Energy Climate Awards to be handed out in Tallinn, Estonia on 27 April 2015. The Chair of the District Heating and Cooling initiative (DHC IA) will lead the evaluation panel which will judge five award categories in the district energy sector: best new scheme, modernisation, expansion, emerging market and special award. Applications close 15 January 2015. More...

Around $80bn wasted on power for online devices in 2013

More Data, Less Energy: Making Network Standby More Efficient in Billions of Connected Devices, jointly published by the Energy Efficient End-use Equipment initiative (4E IA) and the IEA, highlights the opportunity to reduce the energy demand of network-enabled devices by up to 65% through a range of policies co-ordinated globally by organisations such as the 4E IA.  Download from the IEA website here and learn more about the work of the 4E IA Electronic Devices and Networks Annex (EDNA).    

Five winners recognised in the 2014 Rittinger Award (heat pump technologies)

Awarded every three years, this award recognises outstanding contributions to the advancement of international collaboration in research, policy and market development and applications for energy-efficient heat pumping technologies that result in environmental benefits.  To learn more about the work of the five distinguished recipients visit the Heat Pump Technologies (HPT IA) page here

Energy efficient end-use equipment:  Annual Report (2013)

The 2013 Annual Report from the 4E IA contains key achievements, summaries of the 4E IA annex activities, and a summary of communication and outreach activities. More... 

Energy storage: Annual Report (2013)

The 2013 Annual Report from the Energy Storage initiative (ECES IA) includes updates on five research projects undertaken in 2013 and a number of new projects including Distributed Energy Storage for Integration of Renewable Energies (Annex 28), the goal of which is to foster the role of distributed energy storage and to better evaluate the potential storage capacities for the integration of renewables at an economically competitive level. Download here.  

Buildings and communities: Annual Report (2013)

The 2013 Annual Report from the Energy in Buildings and Communities initiative (EBC IA) features a 3-page overview for policy makers of EBC IA outcomes, findings and events from the 2013 work programme. It also includes more detailed information on four new research projects and other ongoing and recently completed projects.  Download here

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