The IEA enables innovation through a wide range of international Energy Technology Initiatives, or ETIs1. Through the ETIs, more than 6,000 experts from over 50 countries work together to accelerate advances in energy technologies.
|Buildings and Communities|
|District Heating and Cooling|
|Heat Pumping Technologies|
|Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment|
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.