The breadth and coverage of analytical expertise in the IEA Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs) are unique assets that underpin IEA efforts to support innovation for energy security, economic growth and environmental protection. The 38 TCPs operating today involve about 6 000 experts from government, industry and research organisations in more than 50 countries1.

TCP news


Policy guidelines for motor driven units

Policy Guidelines for Motor Driven Units Part 2, from the 4E TCP, proposes policy options for the international alignment of technical standards and minimum energy performance standards for pump, fan and compressor Motor Driven Units. The results are presented in two parts. Part 1, published in 2016, describes existing standards and regulations for these products. This latest report, Part 2, provides recommendations for advancing standards and regulations and their international alignment.  

EBC TCP Annual Report 

The EBC TCP Annual Report for 2017 provides an overview of progress made by the EBC TCP including summaries of new, ongoing and recently completed projects. Available here.  

Heat pumps contributing to flexible, sustainable and clean system solutions

The recent issue of the Heat Pumping Technologies magazine from the HPT TCP offers insights on urban energy savings in a district heating and cooling network, pooling of heat pumps to reduce electricity use, and the role of heat pumps in a fossil-free system. Download here.

Registration open for the Motor Summit 2018 International

The next Motor Summit International will take place on 14-15 November 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland. Organised by four organisations, including the 4E TCP Electric Motor Systems, the event will bring together participants from all over the world to discuss the status of international standards and national minimum requirements, globally applied practices and strategies, as well as actions for oversoming barriers which hinder the widespread use of highly efficient motor systems. Visit the conference website here.    

Case study smart homes

A case study from the 4E TCP Electronic Devices and Networks examines the barriers faced by policy makers in improving the value proposition for smart homes. It examines solutions such as the development of methodologies and studies to quantify benefits, and provision of accessible information to consumers via labels or other mechanisms. Download here.  

What role do voluntary agreements play as a policy tool?

The 4E TCP has released a 2-page policy brief on Voluntary Agreements (VAs), a type of policy measure used by governments to stimulate the development and uptake of energy efficiency appliances and equipment. This policy brief is based on new research into 51 VAs in place since 2000, as well as the accumulated experience of the 4E TCP members. Download here.   

Multilingual motor systems tool

An updated version of the Motor Systems Tool, developed by the 4E TCP, is now available for download. This free design tool is an independent calculator for complete motor systems that utilises impartial models of standardised components, to determine the efficiency at any given duty point on a complete motor system. It is now available in English, Danish, German and French. Download here. 

Raising the profile of energy efficiency 

Learn about the work of the TCP on Energy Efficient End-Use Equiment (4E TCP) and the role it plays in raising the profile of energy efficiency, as explained  in this new video.  

Energy aware devices offer opportunities to reduce electricity use

Saving energy in buildings has always suffered from a lack of detailed information on how much each individual device within a building actually uses. This report, Energy Aware Devices, Study of Policy Opportunities, published by the 4E TCP's Electronic Devices and Networks Annex (EDNA), presents information and analysis of policy and programme opportunities to reduce electricity use by encouraging devices to become energy aware. Download here.  

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