IEA Energy Efficient End-use Equipment (4E)

4E TCP promotes energy efficient end use equipment. It focuses on electric motor systems, electric household products, lighting, electronic devices and networks as well as power electronic conversion.

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, EDNA and PECTA. 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 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


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


ongoing (November 2013 – November 2017)

Contact Address


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

ExCo alternate

Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology
Ing. Michael Hübner
Radetzkystraße 2
A-1030 Wien
Tel.: 43 (1) 71162-652922