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IEA Energy Efficient End-use Equipment (4E)

The 4E Technology Collaboration Programme is an international cooperation to promote energy efficient end-use equip­ment (4E). It focuses on household products, electric motors, lighting and electronic devices. The activities are carried out in three specific Annexes and a number of joint Mapping and Bench­marking (M&B) projects. The currently active Annexes are: Electric Motor Systems (EMSA), Solid State Lighting (SSL), and Electronic Devices and Networks (EDNA).

Short Description

In 2008 the Technology Programme for a Co-operative Programme on Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment (4E) was established to support government efforts in designing and implementing policies for efficient end-use equipment. The member governments collaborate and coordinate activities to strengthen energy efficiency programs, by setting policies that reflect changes in technology and market conditions, expanding the scope of policies, and improving implementation and compliance through learning from the experience of others.

The objectives of 4E are:

  • Identifying and promoting policy approaches at the international level, based on results of the 4E Annexes and projects.

  • Disseminating research results, methods, and best practices.

  • Exchanging experiences and coordinating harmonized international policy approaches for end-use devices.

The structure of 4E is shown below:

Austria is a member of 4E since 2009. Austria currently participates in EMSA and EDNA. This work involves regular decisions-making and technical contribution to the projects and ongoing activities of the Annexes and of 4E.

The 4E Technology Collaboration Programme has an approved strategic plan for its second phase, from 2016 to 2019, with an expanded view towards various energy sources, as well as single products as part of larger systems and networks.

Ongoing Tasks

Completed Tasks

  • IEA 4E Electric Motor Systems Annex - EMSA (Working period 2014 to 2017): EMSA works on the promotion of efficiency motor systems and provides guidelines, tools, and recommendations for their implementation.
  • IEA 4E Electronic Devices and Networks Annex - EDNA (Working period 2014 to 2017): EDNA is the newest initiative in the 4E Implementing Agreement looking at opportunities to increase the energy efficiency of network connected equipment and devices. Task 1 of EDNA focuses on smart metering infrastructure and residential energy monitoring systems.
  • IEA 4E Standby Power Annex - SP Annex: The focus of this Annex included standby power in stand-alone and network products, by monitoring and reporting standby changes over time. Data collection, the development of policy recommendations and evaluation tools were important activities in the SP Annex.
  • IEA 4E Annex Mapping and Benchmarking - M&B Annex: This Annex focused on monitoring and comparing the product performance and their energy consumption between countries, and exploring the resulting opportunities to improve the energy effciency of products. Since May 2014 this M&B work is overseen directly by the 4E Executive Committee.

Publications

IEA Effiziente elektrische Endverbrauchsgeräte Annexes: Mapping and Benchmarking, Standby Power

Zeitraum: 2011 - 2012
Schriftenreihe 14/2013 W. Wimmer, Herausgeber: BMVIT
Deutsch, 80 Seiten
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Downloads zur Publikation

Annual Reports

Newsletter

IEA-4E Bright Spark Newsletter, April 2015

Herausgeber: IEA - 4E Bright Sparks
Englisch, 4 Seiten
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IEA-4E Bright Spark Newsletter, December 2014

Herausgeber: IEA - 4E Bright Sparks
Englisch, 4 Seiten
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IEA-4E Bright Spark Newsletter, September 2014

Schwerpunktthemen des Newsletters sind das Buch Mehr Daten weniger Energie, der Neueste Annex Electronic Devices and Networks, sowie die Aktualisierungen des EMSA und des SSL Annex.
Herausgeber: IEA - 4E Bright Sparks
Englisch, 5 Seiten
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Participants

Denmark, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Republic of Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America

Status

ongoing (November 2013 – November 2017)

Contact Address

ExCo

ECODESIGN company
engineering & management consultancy GmbH
Dr. Adriana Díaz
Schwindgasse 4/2 
A-1040 Wien
Tel.: 43 (1) 40 35 611-33
Fax: 43 (1) 40 35 611-16
E-Mail: diaz@ecodesign-company.com
Web: www.ecodesign-company.com

ExCo alternate

Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport Innovation and Technology (BMVIT)
Ing. Michael Hübner
Radetzkystraße 2
A-1030 Wien
Tel.: 43 (1) 71162-652922
E-Mail: Michael.HUEBNER@bmvit.gv.at

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