4E is an Impementing Agreement within the IEA Framework for International Energy Technology Co-operation.
The 4E Executive Committee (ExCo) is responsible for managing and leading the work of the Implementing Agreements, organising meetings and workshops, participating in international co-operation, collecting information and disseminating knowledge, best practice and innovative policies reagarding energy efficient end-use technology.
The Executive Committee elects a chair and one or more vice chairs for a period of two years. The chair and vice chairs can be re-elected. Each contracting party (member country) appoints representatives that participate in ExCo meetings. The ExCo appoints an Operating Agent to provide secretariat services and other functions on behalf of the ExCo.
Further information on the operation of 4E is provided in the Frequently Asked Questions leaflet downloadable from this page.
Research projects are established in the form of Implementing Agreement Annexes or Projects. An Operating Agent is appointed for each of the Annexes.
Current Annexes include:
4E also undertakes a range of other projects including International Benchmarking for appliances and equipment.