4E newsletter: international co-ordination
of policies for energy efficient equipment
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"All EESL [energy efficiency standards and labelling] programs have the potential to expand in scope and ambition to deliver more energy and CO2 savings, as well as beneficial additional policy outcomes”. This is one of the conclusions from the recently updated 4E Report on the achievements of. 
The 2016 edition records the impacts of programs run in 50 countries, noting that there is: “overwhelming evidence that these programs have made a very significant contribution to the reduction of energy use and CO2 emissions, and at a very much lower cost than could have been achieved by other clean energy supply options.” 




“Furthermore, the additional flow-on benefits from EESL programs in terms of improved health from higher thermal comfort and/or avoided air pollution; job creation and energy security provide added justification for these programs.” 

4E EDNA’s investigation into a subset of IoT devices: Smart Lighting, Home Automation, Smart Appliances, Smart Street Lighting and Smart Roads indicates that network standby energy is growing by 20% p.a. in these areas.

Home Automation is set to be the highest contributor, using three-quarters of the total network standby (46 TWh) estimated to be consumed in 2025 by these applications.

To minimize network standby in IoT devices, 4E EDNA is encouraging the deployment of low energy communication protocols, similar to those already used in battery-powered devices. 


Large network standby found
in new sound systems

Network standby varies from 1.3 W to 17.6 W amongst home audio systems used to stream content, according to a recent study from 4E EDNA. 

This means that high network standby could be costing consumers up to €140 per annum in electricity costs.  

Ensuring that networked connected audio products enter a very low power state automatically when not in use will become increasingly important as these types of products grow in popularity. 

Smart Lamps - not always
energy smar

“Smart” lamps combine technology breakthroughs in wireless communications with light emitting diodes (LEDs) to provide many exciting consumer benefits. However, the standby energy use of “smart lamps” can be larger than the energy used for providing lighting, according to a new report from the IEA 4E Solid State Lighting Annex.

The following reports will be released by 4E over the next few weeks.  
Look for them on the 4E website and publications page
The first report from a major study on options for increasing the international alignment of standards and energy efficiency regulations for motor driven units will be released over the next month by 4E EMSA. Focussing on pumps, fans and compressors, this initial report contains a detailed description of existing standards and national regulations covering these products and summaries of their differences.
The newest version of the voluntary performance tiers for solid state lighting developed by the 4E SSL Annex will be released shortly. Of use as the basis for public procurement, bulk purchase and minimum energy performance standards, these tiers are updated periodically to keep pace with the rapid innovation in LED technology. 
Connected devices have the unique ability to communicate real-time information on their energy use for use by consumers, demand response and intelligent efficiency systems.  A new report from 4E EDNA will identify policies that governments can pursue to accelerate the uptake of energy awareness in all types of networked equipment.
MOTOR SUMMIT 2016 • 11-12 October, Zurich
The sixth Motor Summit will be organized by the Swiss Topmotors program in collaboration with the 4E EMSA and other partners, co-chaired by Bill Hoyt, Industry Director of the National Electrical Manufacturers' Association (NEMA), and keynote speakers Nils Borg, Executive Director of the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (eceee) and Jürgen Sander, President of the European Committee of Manufacturers of Electrical Machines and Power Electronics (CEMEP).

Role of Appliance Efficiency Programs in
Nationally Determined Contributions

This webinar will explore the role of appliance energy efficiency in meeting the goals of nationally determined contributions (NDCs) pledged by the 175 signatories to the historical Paris Agreement in April, 2016.

Click below for more information on the SPEx and how to participate: 

Energy Policies for a Connected World
4E EDNA WORKSHOP • Ottawa, 14 November 2016
In collaboration with the Connected Devices Alliance, 4E's EDNA will host a workshop to examine how energy efficiency standards and labelling policies can evolve with the changing world of device connectivity. In particular, the workshop will explore how device connectivity can form the basis for "intelligent efficiency" of connected systems, and how standards and labelling polices might stimulate this.

Innovation in Energy Labelling & Experiences 
with High Efficiency Programs

G20 EELP POLICY EXCHANGE FORUM • 15 November 2016, Ottawa
This policy exchange forum under the new G20 Energy Efficiency Leading Program will provide a deeper understanding of recent developments in Standards and Labelling policy. Co-hosted by 4E and China, this highly interactive day will include a range of brief presentations from key government experts on innovations in labelling and high efficiency programs, designed to kick-off a discussion about these issues.  

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