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

Recent activities and findings

Buildings and communities - EBC News

The feature article of the November issue of EBC News, from the IEA TCP on Buildings and Communities (EBC), looks at South Korean efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the buildings sector. Download from the EBC website here.   

Electric motor systems - webinar series

The Electric Motor Systems Annex (EMSA) of the IEA TCP on Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment (4E) and the Danish Technological Institute will hold a series of six webinars beginning 8 October through till 17 December.  Visit the 4E website here for more information and registration. 

Energy storage 2014 Annual Report 

This recent 2014 Annual Report from the IEA TCP on Energy Storage (ECES) highlights current and recently completed projects and plans for two new ones.  Download from the ECES website here

Achievements of appliance energy efficiency standards and labelling programs

This new report from the IEA TCP on Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment (4E) outlines the historic achievements of energy efficiency standards and labelling programs. Read what impact they have made in saving energy, greenhouse gas emissions and on the price of appliances.  Download from the 4E publications page here

Heat pump technologies - October newsletter 

The latest issue of the HPC Newsletter from the IEA TCP on Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT) features a number of articles on the topic of ground source heat pumps. Download the e-newsletter on the HPT website here

Quality installation and maintenance sensitivity studies in heat pumps

A recent report from the IEA TCP on Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT) 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 from the HPT website here.   

Buildings and communities (EBC) 2014 Annual Report

This report from the IEA TCP on Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) provides highlights from ongoing, recently completed and new research projects.  Download from the EBC website here

Heat Pump Programme 2014 Annual Report 

The 2014 Annual Report  from the IEA TCP on Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT) outlines the achievements and highlights of the 2014 work programme. Download from the HPT website here.  

Energy efficient end-use equipment (4E) 2014 Annual Report

This new report highlights the recent achievements and ambitious new projects of the IEA TCP on Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment (4E).  Download from the 4E website here

Heat pumps in district heating and cooling systems project seeks participants

This project, managed by the IEA TCP on Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT), is still open for new participants. The objective of the project is to gather information and ideas for policy makers, decision makers and planners of energy systems in urban areas concerning the possibilities and barriers related to the implementation of heat pumps in DHC systems. Visit the HPT website for more information

Impact of 'phase-out' regulations on lighting markets

An updated benchmarking report and a Policy Brief summary from the IEA TCP on Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment (4E) updates the results of the domestic lighting benchmarking report published in 2011 based on new data that gives insight into more recent market trends. Download the 4E report from their website here.

Modeling, design, and optimisation of net-zero energy buildings

This recent publication is the result of a joint project between the IEA TCPs on Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) and Buildings and Communities (EBC). 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, methodology, tools, innovative solutions and industry guidelines. More...   

Policy guidelines for electric motor systems 

This report from the Electric Motor Systems annex (EMSA) of the IEA TCP on Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment (4E) 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 on the 4E website here.  

Toward 4th generation district heating

A new report from the IEA TCP on District Heating and Cooling (DHC) examines low-temperature district heating (LTDH) which is emerging as a new system to replace the existing 3rd generation district heating system. It is one of four recently published reports now available on the Research Projects section of the DHC website.  

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

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