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 Energy Technology Initiatives, or ETIs1.
|Buildings and Communities|
|District Heating and Cooling|
|Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment|
|Heat Pumping Technologies|
A recent report from the ETI dealing with heat pumps (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.
The June 2015 newsletter from the ETI focusing on efficiency in buildings and communities (EBC) features articles on energy labelling in Portugal, demand and supply in future systems, energy strategies in communities, low exergy communities and more. Download from the EBC website here.
The 4E BrightSpark April newsletter from the ETI focusing on efficiency of end-use equipment (4E) reports on international co-ordination of policies for efficient equipment. Download from the 4E website here.
This project, managed by the ETI focusing on heat pumps (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.
An updated benchmarking report and a Policy Brief summary from the ETI focusing on efficiency of 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.
This recent publication is the result of a joint project between the ETIs on solar heating and cooling (SHC) and efficiency in 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...
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 2015. AIVC is a project under the ETI focusing on efficiency in buildings and communities (EBC). More...
This report from the Electric Motor Systems annex (EMSA) of the ETI focusing on efficiency of 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.
A new report from the ETI focusing 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.
This issue of the HPC Newsletter from the ETI focusing on heat pumps (HPT) gives snapshots and trends from the space cooling markets in North America and Europe (France), and advice on detection and leakage prevention of refrigerants. Download the e-newsletter on the HPT website here.
The ETI focusing on efficiency of end-use equipment (4E) 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 from the 4E website 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.