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Recent activities and findings

Results of LED light proficiency testing 

The Solid State Lighting Annex of the Energy Efficient End-use Equipment initiative (4E IA) has published Solid State Lighting Annex 2013 Interlaboratory Comparison Final Report, providing the 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...

Learn firsthand about energy efficient motor systems 

International experts will present their latest policy and technology insights at the Motor Summit 2014, to be held in Zurich on 8-9 October 2014.  The 4E IA Electric Motor Systems Annex (EMSA) will also launch its latest report Policy Guidelines for Efficient Motor Systems, Part 2: Toolkit for Policy Makers. Meanwhile more than 1200 copies of the 4E IA Motor Systems Annex design tool for efficient motor systems have been downloaded by users from a wide range of countries including Brazil, Poland and India.  The tool has recently been updated and is available free of charge.  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).    

Smart appliance workshop in Korea 

The 4E IA Electronic Devices and Networks Annex (EDNA) will hold a Smart Appliance Workshop in Korea on 4 November 2014.  The workshop will serve to introduce EDNA to the smart appliance industry and explore ways in which industry and governments can co-operate on energy-efficient smart appliances.  More...

Improving the energy performance of buildings in Germany 

The feature article of the June issue of EBC News from the Energy in Buildings and Communities initiative (EBC IA) focuses on building energy efficiency research in Germany. Other articles deal with optimised renovation, reliable retrofitting, thermal performance in the real world, and a new concept for HVAC systems.  Download here

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) website

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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