IEA 4E Annex: Mapping and Benchmarking

In the Mapping and Benchmarking work (formerly M&B Annex) the following product were analyzed: domestic refrigeration (update), dishwashers, settop boxes, transformers and lights, for which this report includes most relevant results and the related M&B publications. It also introduces the 2015-2016 work on motors, liquid chillers, and water boilers.

Short Description


The Mapping and Benchmarking Annex (M&B) aim is to develop credible, reliable and timely information to support policy-makers recommending actions on major environmental and economic impacts. The activities address the need for an easy-to-understand summary of the energy efficiency of products available in various countries. The Annex compares the performance of products across different regions and shows the impact of energy efficiency policies on these products.

Two main tasks and their outputs are:

  1. The Mapping of energy and efficiency for each country or region will provide policymakers with information on the changes in average product efficiencies and consumptions over time, along with the policy and cultural factors that may have influenced these changes. It also includes overall consumption of products installed and in use (stock).
  2. The Benchmarking of product efficiencies and consumptions against others is a comparison based on "normalization" of country or regional data to account for local regulations and test methodologies, so that product performance can be compared. Information on trends in the markets, the effective policies in the past, and the areas where policy makers should focus in the short to medium term are included.

Analysis for domestic cold and laundry appliances, televisions, domestic air conditioners, lights, and commercial refrigeration (vending machines and display cabinets) are completed or well underway; and future products under definition for analysis include laptop and desktop computers, home networks, dishwashers, and water boilers. In 2010 collaboration has been established with SEAD -Super Efficient Appliance Deployment initiative and the M&B annex. A proposal for a three year M&B annex extension is being developed for the 8th ExCo (2012-2015).


The final report and related annexes (A-G) are to be found on IEA Mapping and Benchmarking (German) or on the 4E Mapping and Benchmarking Website


Australien, Kanada, Südkorea, Dänemark, Frankreich, Großbritannien, Japan, Niederlande, Österreich, Schweden, Schweiz, Südafrika, und die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika.

Contact Address

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Dr. Adriana Díaz