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Buildings and Communities
District Heating and Cooling
Energy Storage
Heat Pumping Technologies
Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment

Recent activities and findings

Impact of 'Phase-out' Regulations on Lighting Markets - publication and webinar

An updated benchmarking report and a Policy Brief summary from the Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment initiative updates the results of the domestic lighting benchmarking report published in 2011 based on new data that gives insight into more recent market trends. A no-cost webinar on 31 March will investigate some of the major findings of this report.  Download the report, register for the webinar

Modeling, Design, and Optimisation of Net-Zero Energy Buildings

This recent publication is the final publication from a joint project between the Solar Heating and Cooling and Buildings and Communities initiatives. 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, a methodology, tools, innovative solutions and industry guidelines. More...  

Effective ventilation in high performance buildings - joint conference

Abstract submission is now open for the 36th Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC) conference to take place in Madrid, Spain on 23-24 September. The AIVC is a project under the Buildings and Communities initiative. More...

Global motor systems network - December newsletter

The latest issue of the 4E Electric Motor Systems (EMSA) newsletter from the Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment initiative is now available for download here.  

BrightSpark Newsletter - December issue 

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

Policy guidelines for electric motor systems 

This report from the Electric Motor Systems annex (EMSA) of the Energy Efficient End-use Equipment initiative 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 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.  

Heat Pumps - installation and maintenance

Heat pump installation and maintenance and the impact of installation faults on heat pump performance are two of the topîcs highlighted in the latest issue of the HPC Newsletter from the Heat Pumping Technologies initiative. Download the e-newsletter here

Results of LED light proficiency testing 

The Energy Efficient End-use Equipment initiative 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.     

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 website Heat Pump Technologies initiative page here

The Implementing Agreements 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

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