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4E Mapping and Benchmarking Annex

The coming decade will for the first time see the establishment of substantive sustainable product policies affecting all major appliances and many commercial products in most, if not all, trading zones of the world. Unfortunately the policy makers charged with the development and implementation of these sustainable product strategies have difficulty indentifying the potential performance of products already in (or soon to be available in) the global marketplace; the likely impact various policy options may have on these products, and how any resultant outcomes will compare with actions taken and outcomes achieved elsewhere. Hence these policy makers are often forced to make decisions with major environmental and economic impacts based on fragmented and incomplete data.

The countries participating in the IEA 4E Implementing Agreement have identified this knowledge shortfall and have initiated a new Annex as a first step to developing credible, reliable and timely information for sustainable product policy making decisions. The questions the Annex seeks to answer are:

  • What are the differences in the performance of products sold in the various regions of the world?
  • What are the primary causes of these differences (policy, culture, etc)?
  • What does this tell us about the potential for national, regional and global improvement in the performance of products, and the potential mechanisms that policy makers may engage to realise this potential? 

To answer these questions the Mapping and Benchmarking Annex will:

  1. Mapping: provide an overview of the energy efficiency performance of certain electrical end-use equipment (or energy using products) in several countries and/or regional areas and a brief summary of the main policy measures regarding energy efficiency of products in those areas;
  2. Benchmarking: compare average and best performance of products put on the market in different countries and/or regional areas; analyse variations between different markets; share best practices and lessons learnt by, for example, highlighting potential for further improvement of energy efficiency levels globally. 

Mapping & Benchmarking Annex

4E Mapping & Benchmarking Annex

Operating Agent

 Stuart Jeffcott
Jeffcott Associates
1 Roebuts Close
Newbury RG14 7AP
United Kingdom

+44 7773 778019

4E Leading Representative (United Kingdom)

Mike Walker
Sustainable Energy Using Products Team
Area 5D
Ergon House
Horseferry Road
London SW1P 2AL

+44 (0)20 7238 5949