An established international platform for information exchange and policy co-ordination.
15 government Members from major economies.
Focus on energy using equipment and systems.
The majority of appliances and equipment are internationally traded.
4E collaboration enables countries to leverage off the work of other 4E Members.
So that national energy efficiency programmes become more ambitious, internationally aligned and effective.
4E is a Technology Collaboration Programme under the auspices of the International Energy Agency (IEA) but is functionally and legally autonomous.
4E provides expert input to many IEA publications and workshops on end-use energy efficiency.
4E engages with stakeholders through workshops, seminars and webinars.
4E has released over 520 publications, most freely available here.
Governments with effective, mature, energy efficiency programmes covering a diverse range of appliances and equipment.
National and regional governments are represented by entities responsible for energy efficiency policy.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) works with governments and industry to shape a secure and sustainable energy future for all.
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Collaborative research and development activities are undertaken within the 4E Annexes, connecting governments with experts and industry. Each target technology areas with a large potential for energy savings where a sustained focus builds knowledge and networks.
4E EDNA and the Users TCP have published a joint report which examines the extent to which ‘usability issues’ at set up and operation prevent smart devices from effectively
A new IEC Academy webinar is upcoming which will present the coordination and alignment of energy efficiency standards for improving and optimising the energy consumption of electric driven machine
This Policy Brief summarises the key findings of a global survey on digitalisation in motor systems.
This joint report with the Users TCP investigates ‘usability’ issues associated with energy smart digital devices.
The accurate and repeatable testing of products is a basic requirement for energy efficiency programmes and therefore improving tests for variable capacity air conditioners & heat pumps is important. It is particularly timely given the growth in these types of products. 4E is examining potential changes to relevant test procedures culminating in a round robin within 4E countries which will be completed at the end of 2022.
As part of an ongoing investigation, 4E launched a new project in 2021 to better understand the real and current barriers to regulatory policies for systems in 4E jurisdictions. Based on three case studies, the project will focus on Australia, Canada, the EU and Japan.
Additionally, the project will quantify the total savings potential from the implementation of policies for energy-using systems.
This global assessment of the benefits of standards and labelling programmes is the result of collaborative research between 4E and the IEA. Published in 2021 during the lead-in to COP26 it supports the case for increased investment in these programmes to deliver on international climate commitments.