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18 September 2015
Lessons Learned From Incentive Programs for Efficient Air Conditioners

This report focuses on financial incentive programs that aim to mitigate the energy consumption attributable to the growing stock of ACs. This report also describes how incentive programs can be designed to address other pressing concerns related to growing AC use, such as challenges to power supply reliability resulting from increased peak demand and the global warming potential (GWP) of AC refrigerants.

04 March 2015
India Smart Grid Week 2015: Considerations in Standardization for Demand Response Ready Air Conditioners in India

This paper presents a draft specification for demand-response ready air conditioners in India, building from international experiences and from existing International Electrotechnical Commission standards.

01 October 2014
Policy Guidelines for Electric Motor Systems: Toolkit for Policy Makers

These guidelines from the IEA 4E Electric Motor Systems Annex aim to provide assistance to policymakers who wish to design and to implement a strategy to encourage the greater energy efficiency of electric motors and motor systems in industry in their jurisdiction.

02 July 2014
More Data, Less Energy: Making Network Standby More Efficient in Billions of Connected Devices

This report explores the dramatic global increase in ownership o​f networked devices, and probes the hidden costs of rising energy demand to maintain a network connection for these products. The report describes technologies and technical solutions as well as a range of policy options that are available to reduce energy waste. More Data, Less Energy is a joint publication between the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the IEA Implementing Agreement for Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment (IEA 4E).

01 July 2014
Efficiency Improvement Opportunities for Ceiling Fans (Energy Efficiency)

This paper provides an analysis of costs and benefits of several options to improve the efficiency of ceiling fans to assess the global potential for electricity savings and green house gas (GHG) emission reductions.