Centre Of Excellence

Publications Library

The CDA Centre of Excellence is one of the key projects conceived by the Connected Devices Alliance (CDA). The Centre’s publications library aims to increase the understanding of energy saving opportunities and best practices that can be attained by networked devices and the networks in which they operate.

Publications hosted on the Centre of Excellence are independent, authoritative and intended to inform energy efficiency policy development. The primary audience includes governments, industry, academics and NGOs.

All documents posted on the Centre of Excellence have been subject to a brief review process and judged to be useful and appropriate. The Centre welcomes further submissions – please click on the Submit Papers button below:

Ericsson Mobility Report

Describes the evolution towards the Networked Society, of IoT and other connected ICT equipment. It includes historic and future projections of device connectivity. Updated regularly at http://www.ericsson.com/mobility-report


Digital roadmap for district heating & cooling

Offers insights on how digitalisation impacts the district heating & cooling industry, showcases the state of the art, identifies barriers and presents objectives, targets and recommendations for the digitalisation of district heating and cooling.


IEA Energy Efficiency Market Report 2018

Energy Efficiency 2018 is the annual global tracker of energy efficiency trends and indicators. The 2018 report contains an overview of demand-response-ready devices. Energy efficiency stands at a crossroads today


Potential of Energy Aware Devices

Swiss study of “energy aware devices” – devices which measure or estimate their own energy consumption. The study expands the concept of energy awareness to include forecasting device energy use and receiving external control commands


Is staying online costing the earth?

This UK Government report aims to support debate around the UK’s digital future It sets out areas where researchers, companies and governments can act to harness the substantial opportunities the Internet offers to reduce our carbon footprint and ensure


Digitalization and Energy

This flagship IEA report seeks to provide clarity for decision makers on what digitalization means for energy – shining a light on both its enormous potential and most pressing challenges. We are finding that digitalization is becoming increasingly important to a wide


IEA Energy Efficiency Market Report 2017

The IEA Energy Efficiency Market Report 2017 includes significant information on household connected devices, their costs and benefits, as well as barriers to market growth. The Efficient World Scenario shows that there is significant potential to broaden


United States Data Center Energy Usage Report

This LBNL report estimates historical data center electricity consumption back to 2000, relying on previous studies and historical shipment data, and forecasts consumption out to 2020 based on new trends and the most recent data available.


Indian Draft Policy on Internet of Things

Indian Government strategy for the Internet of Things (IoT) (Draft). The digital space has witnessed major transformations in the last couple of years and as per industry experts would continue to evolve itself. The latest entrant to the digital space is the Internet


Appliances Get Smart – but How and When?

Report by CLASP. Smart appliances have been just around the corner for over two decades. This paper examines why smartness in appliances is so elusive, and reviews recent developments which might finally bring us smartness we can use


Power Requirements for Functions

This IEA-4E report examines equipment secondary functions in order to further quantify their power requirements and provide the technical background for policy. Consumer electronics and appliances are increasingly designed and produced to provide


The Power Of Wireless Cloud

An analysis of the impact on energy consumption of the growing popularity of accessing cloud services via wireless devices. By the Centre for Energy Efficient Telecommunications. The writing of this document was motivated by the explosive growth we are now


Energy Reporting on Networks

Documents progress by the Internet Engineering Task Force to establish a protocol for self-reporting energy information by devices and equipment. By Bruce Nordman for the Australian Government Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency