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|
Recent activities and findings
Energy Efficiency of Internet of Things
This new report from the Electronic Devices & Networks Annex of the Technology Collaboration Programme on Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment (4E TCP) provides an overview of the market for key Internet of Things (IoT) products and their impact on worldwide energy consumption. It describes the potential for energy savings, including the selection of appropriate communication technologies best suited to various applications. A second report discussing recommendations for policy options will follow. Download the report here.
Heat pumping technologies newsletter
The latest issue of the Heat Pump Centre Newsletter from the Technology Collaboration Programme on Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT TCP) features five topical articles on refrigerants, covering case studies of both old and new refrigerants, and a market report from Norway. Download from the HPT TCP website here.
4E TCP Annual Report 2015
15th International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling
For the first time in its almost 30-year history, the International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling will take place under the auspices of the Technology Collaboration Programme on District Heating and Cooling (DHC TCP). For more information visit the website here.
Achievements of appliance energy efficiency standards and labelling (EESL) programmes
This recent report from the TCP on Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment (4E TCP) - Achievements of Appliance EESL Programmes - outlines the historic achievements of energy efficiency standards and labelling programmes that operate in more than 80 countries around the world, and apply to more than 50 different types of appliances and equipment. Read what impact they have made in saving energy, greenhouse gas emissions and on the price of appliances. Download here.
Energy in buildings and communities (EBC) 2015 Annual Report
This Annual Report from the Technology Collaboration Programme on Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC TCP) provides highlights from ongoing, recently completed and new research projects. Download here.
Energy Efficiency Roadmap for Electric Motors and Motor Systems
This recent report from the 4E TCP - Energy Efficiency Roadmap for Electric Motors and Motor Systems - assesses the current status and trends in the market, standards and the policy environment for energy efficient electric motors and variable frequency drives. It also provides guidance for policy makers on how to maximise energy savings by expanding policies for simple motors to cover the more complex area of motor systems. Download here.
Consultations open for new three-year research programme in district heating and cooling
Lights, camera, action!
Watch the new, two minute animated video to learn all about the current activities and focus of the Solid State Lighting Annex of the Technology Collaboration Programme on Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment (4E TCP). Available here.
4E Electric Motor Systems (EMSA) newsletter
The latest issue of the 4E EMSA Newsletter from the TCP on on Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment (4E TCP), reports on the latest news, events, publications and webinars. Download from the 4E EMSA website here.
Buildings and communities - EBC News
The feature article of the November issue of EBC News, from the TCP on Buildings and Communities (EBC TCP), looks at South Korean efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the buildings sector. Download here.
Quality installation and maintenance sensitivity studies in heat pumps
A recent report from the TCP on Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT TCP) 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 here.
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.