International Energy Agency

IEA Secretariat: The IEA is an autonomous organisation which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 29 member countries and beyond. The IEA has four main areas of focus: energy security, economic development, environmental awareness and engagement worldwide.

EBC Annex 66: The Annex 66 project was approved unanimously at the 74th Executive Committee Meeting of the IEA Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme, held on 14th November 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. The Annex aims to set up a standard occupant behavior definition platform, establish a quantitative simulation methodology to model occupant behavior in buildings, and understand the influence of occupant behavior on building energy use and the indoor environment. The project has five subtasks:

  1. Subtask A – Occupant movement and presence models.
  2. Subtask B – Occupant action models in residential buildings.
  3. Subtask C – Occupant action models in commercial buildings.
  4. Subtask D – Integration of occupant behavior definition and models with current building energy modeling programs.
  5. Subtask E – Applications in building design and operations.

Annex 66 will work in close collaboration with IEA DSM Task 24 on Behaviour Change in DSM.


SEAV The Sustainable Energy Authority, Victoria, Australia. Of interest is the business plan and energy and greenhouse management tool kit.

New South Wales Office of Environment & Heritage  The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) is a separate agency within the Planning and Environment cluster.

Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) ARENA is the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, a commercially oriented agency established by the Australian Government on 1 July 2012.

Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) The AEMC is the body responsible for energy market rule-making and market development at the national level. Initially this will include all National Electricity Market rule-making, market development and market review functions.

Energy Market Review On 6 March 2014, the Minister for Energy launched the Electricity Market Review. The Review examines the structures of the electricity generation, wholesale and retail sectors within the South West Interconnected System in Western Australia and the incentives for industry participants to make efficient investments and minimise costs.

Independant Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of NSW (IPART) IPART is an independent body that oversees regulation in the water, gas, electricity and public transport industries in NSW. IPART has six core functions, which are conferred by legislation and codes and access regimes established by legislation. These functions are to: – set maximum prices for monopoly services provided by government agencies in NSW (including water and public transport) – regulate revenues or prices of electricity networks under the National Electricity Code and electricity legislation – regulate natural gas pricing and third party access to gas networks – administer licensing or authorisation of water, electricity and gas businesses, and monitor compliance with licence conditions – register agreements for access to public infrastructure assets and arbitrate disputes about these agreements – investigate complaints about competitive neutrality referred by the government.

NSW Greenhouse Gas Abatement Scheme  The New South Wales (NSW) Greenhouse Gas Reduction Scheme (GGAS) is an Australian mandatory state-level program designed to “reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production and use of electricity; and to develop and encourage activities to offset the production of greenhouse gas emissions.” GGAS was launched in 2003– two years before the EU ETS– and targets have been set until 2021.

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) performs economic regulation of the wholesale electricity market and electricity transmission networks in the National Electricity Market (NEM). It is also responsible for the enforcement of the National Electricity Law and National Electricity Rules.

Energy Futures Australia Consultancy company which provides advice, analysis and management for policy and projects in evolving energy markets. Site contains extensive information and links about the role of DSM and energy efficiency in electricity reform in Australia.

National Electricity Code Administration Demand bidding discussion is now available at this site.

ESAA The Energy Supply Association of Australia Limited (esaa) provides the national energy supply businesses with a strong and effective voice in their relationships with government, regulatory bodies, the media, community organisations and business customer representative bodies.Energi-Control Austria Opening the Austrian electricity and gas markets for competition has created many tasks and duties for E-Control. All of these are intended to strengthen competition in a functioning energy market with secure energy supply and to promote renewable energies for sustainable development.


e3 building e3building is a network of building practitioners and researchers striving to promote future-oriented developments in the building industry, engaging in cooperative projects, and working together to forge plans for the future.

Energie Tirol

STEWEAG Energie Steiermark.

O.Ö. Energiesparverband The O.Ö. Energiesparverband is a regional energy agency to promote energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and innovative energy technologies located in Linz/Austria. Main target groups are private households, trade/commerce and industry, and professional associations. O.Ö. Energiesparverband is also responsible for the management of the OEC – the network of green energy businesses in Upper Austria.


Verbund Sauberer Strom aus Österreich

Oesterreichs Energie Since 1953, Oesterreichs Energie has represented the combined interests of the electricity industry vis-à-vis political and administrative partners as well as the general public. As the coordinating center for addressing issues involving energy, Oesterreichs Energie works closely with political institutions, governmental and non-governmental organisations and provides a voice for the power industry in communicating with its customers.

GSTW Die Grazer Stadtwerke AG.

OIR Österreichisches Institut für Raumplanung.

ÖkoWeb Österreichs zentrales Internet-Portal für Wirtschaft, Umwelt & Gesunde Zukunft.

LEV LandesEnergieVerein.

LEA Lokale Energie Agentur (Local Energy Agency).

Joanneum Research JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH is a leading international research organisation that develops solutions and technologies for businesses and industry covering a wide range of sectors. As an INNOVATION COMPANY focused on applied research and technology development, it plays a key role in facilitating the transfer of technology and knowledge in Styria.

iswb infoservice wohnen + bauen österreich (Austrian housing + construction info service).

Energieagentur der Regionen (Walderviertel) The Energy Agency of the Regions is a non-profit organisation, founded in March 1998, located in the Waldviertel. The Waldviertel is in the North-West of Lower Austria – next to the Czech border. The members of the energy agency are mainly municipalities. The energy agency of the regions is a regional partner and service provider for ecological, integrated and sustainable energy solutions. It offers informations and consulting as well as project development.

IFZ Interuniversitäres Forschungszentrum (Inter-University Research Center).

EVA Energieverwertungsagentur (Austrian Energy Agency (E.V.A.)

Technologies for Sustainable Development Energy Technology Austria. This initiative has been developed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT). It initiates and supports trendsetting research and development projects and the implementation of exemplary pilot projects.

Energieinstitut Energieinstitut Vorarlberg (Energy Institut Vorarlberg). We aim to positively influence the key success factors of sustainable energy systems in the short and long term. We focus on efficient energy use, the utilisation of renewable energy sources, environmentally sound building methods and sustainable transport policies.

Energy Agency Obersteiermark Energy Agency Upper Styria. The goal of the energy agency is the promotion of a rational, economical and environmentally friendly use of energy. We offer independent and objective energy advice to our customers, so that they can reduce their energy consumption and therefore their energy bills.

EEE Europäisches Zentrum Für Erneuerbare Energie Güssing (European Center of Renewable Energy Güssing). The European Centre for Renewable Energy (Germ. abbr. EEE), headquartered in Güssing (southern Burgenland), was founded in 1996. With its employees, currently 14 in number, the EEE develops lasting regional and community-based concepts for energy conservation and for the generation and use of renewable energy.






Efficiency One In Nova Scotia, EfficiencyOne operates Canada’s first electricity efficiency utility as the franchise holder of Efficiency Nova Scotia. Efficiency Nova Scotia also delivers non-electric efficiency and conservation services through a contract with the Province of Nova Scotia. It operates on a not-for-profit basis.


Danish Energy Agency The Danish Energy Agency is an Agency under the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building. The Agency engages nationally and internationally in production, supply and consumption of energy – as well as the efforts to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. The work of the Danish Energy Agency involves matters relating to energy supply and consumption, as well as Danish efforts to reduce carbon emissions. The Agency is also responsible for Danish building policy and promotes more sustainable building with regard to energy consumption, use of materials and economic issues.Danish Energy Association The Danish Energy Association is a commercial and professional organisation for Danish energy companies. It is managed and financed by its member companies, mainly the electricity companies, and works to secure for them the freest and most favourable conditions for competition and development in order to ensure development, growth and well-being in Denmark.

Ea Energy Analyses  Ea Energy Analyses is a Danish energy consulting company founded in 2005, specialised in energy planning, energy related R&D, demonstration of new technologies and international project management in the field of energy. The founders of the company have many years’ experience in the Danish and international energy scene with a background in the Danish Energy Authority, the Danish Institute of Local Government Studies, Elkraft Power Company and Elkraft System, the former Transmission System Operator for the Eastern Danish electricity system. The founders also have extensive experience in restructuring processes in the electricity and heat sectors in Denmark, the Baltic countries and Poland. Ea Energy Analyses offers specialist skills in system analyses of the electricity, heat and gas sectors. The company’s working field includes projects concerning emission reduction and projects concerning policy strategies, development and deployment of renewable energy. We also participate in R&D projects on the development of the demand side as a market actor in the electricity market.


ManagEnergy ManagEnergy is a technical support initiative of the Intelligent Energy – Europe (IEE) programme of the European Commission which aims to assist actors from the public sector and their advisers working on energy efficiency and renewable energy at the local and regional level.

Buildings Performance Institute Europe The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) is an independent, European organization dedicated to improving the energy performance of buildings across Europe, and thereby contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions from the energy use of buildings.

energy cities Energy Cities is an association of European local authorities, mainly municipalities. In 2012, Energy Cities initiated a process aimed at making and debating proposals for accelerating the energy transition of European cities and towns. These proposals are based on innovative approaches, new ideas and groundbreaking practices. They provide practical answers and link today’s action to the long-term vision of a low energy city with a high quality of life for all.

eceee European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy


Motiva Motiva Oy is a service organisation activating the market for energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland VTT is an impartial expert organisation that carries out technical and technoeconomic research and development work. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is the leading research and technology company in the Nordic countries.  VTT has a national mandate in Finland. We use our research and knowledge to provide expert services for our domestic and international customers and partners.  We serve both private and public sectors.


Schneider Electric Between energy generation and its usage, Schneider Electric provides technology and integrated solutions to optimise energy usage in markets like energy & infrastructure, industry, data centres, buildings and residential. With a unique portfolio in electrical distribution, industrial automation, critical power & cooling, building management and security, Schneider Electric is the only global specialist in energy management and a world leader in energy efficiency.

EDF Electricité de France (The French electricity provider)

ADEME Agence De l’Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l’Energie (The French Agency for Environment and Energy Management)


There are currently no external links for Greece.


Idam Infrastructure Advisory Private Limited. Idam Infrastructure Advisory Pvt. Ltd, a part of the IDAM group, is a company established by professionals with vast experience in the domains of energy and infrastructure.

Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) The Government of India set up Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) on 1st March 2002 under the provisions of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001. The mission of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency is to assist in developing policies and strategies with a thrust on self-regulation and market principles, within the overall framework of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 with the primary objective of reducing energy intensity of the Indian economy. This will be achieved with active participation of all stakeholders, resulting in accelerated and sustained adoption of energy efficiency in all sectors. BEE co-ordinates with designated consumers, designated agencies and other organizations and recognize, identify and utilize the existing resources and infrastructure, in performing the functions assigned to it under the Energy Conservation Act. The Energy Conservation Act provides for regulatory and promotional functions.

Ministry of Power Government of India The Ministry of Power started functioning independently with effect from 2nd July, 1992. Earlier it was known as the Ministry of Energy sources. Electricity is a concurrent subject at Entry 38 in List III of the seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India. The Ministry of Power is primarily responsible for the development of electrical energy in the country. The Ministry is concerned with perspective planning, policy formulation, processing of projects for investment decision, monitoring of the implementation of power projects, training and manpower development and the administration and enactment of legislation in regard to thermal, hydro power generation, transmission and distribution. The Ministry of Power is responsible for the Administration of the Electricity Act, 2003, the Energy Conservation Act , 2001 and to undertake such amendments to these Acts, as may be necessary from time to time, in conformity with the Government’s policy objectives.


Ricerca Sistema Energetico Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico – RSE SpA, is a joint stock company, whose unique shareholder is GSE SpA, which develops research in electro-energy, with particular focus to the strategic national projects of general public interest, financed by the Italian Electricity System Research Fund (Fondo per la Ricerca di Sistema) of the Italian Economic Development Ministry.

Kyoto Club The Kyoto Club is a non-profit Italian organisation founded in February 1999. Its members are business companies, associations and local municipalities and governments engaged in reaching the greenhouse gases reduction targets set by the Kyoto Protocol. To reach its goals the Kyoto Club promotes awareness-raising initiatives, information and training to foster energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and sustainable mobility. Towards public decision-makers the Kyoto Club puts forward policy proposals to make decisions in the energy field more and more environmentally friendly.


ECC The Energy Conservation Center

FEPC The Federation of Electric Power Companies Japan

HPTCJ HPTCJ is actively engaged in the promotion, survey, research and investigation of heat pump and thermal storage systems and technologies. We also participate actively in international projects, in the role of Japan’s only national center devoted to heat pumps and thermal storage systems. Holding true to our concept of ‘Think Tomorrow’s Energy through Heat pump’, we continue to strongly promote wider use of these economical and environmentally friendly systems.

JAESCO Japan Association of Energy Service Companies was established in 1999 aiming at development of ESCO business market to provide customers with high cost performance services, resulting in energy conservation and prevention of global warming.

METI Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. METI has a history of responding to the changing needs of society. Therefore, its history is the history of Japan’s progress.

NEDO New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization. With the aim of raising the level of industrial technology, NEDO pursues research and development of advanced new technology. Drawing on its considerable management know-how, NEDO carries out projects to explore future technology seeds as well as mid- to long-term projects that form the basis of industrial development. It also supports research related to practical application.

NEF New Energy Foundation. In order to encourage the introduction of new energy in Japan to the fullest possible extent, the Japanese Government is developing a variety of measures, ranging from technical development and aid to support introduction to improvement of the legal system, among other activities. NEF is developing a wide range of activities as a contribution to various policies that are designed to achieve this target. Support is also provided for the introduction of new energy in developing countries, especially Asian nations.

TEPCO Tokyo Electric Power Company (in English). Electricity is the essential energy to support economic and cultural activities. TEPCO will play an important role in our society by generating and supplying power. TEPCO will also positively utilize accumulated technology and experience, fostering environmental improvements.


KEMCO Korea Energy Management Corporation seeks to implement projects efficiently for the rationalization of energy use, thereby reducing carbon dioxide emission and contributing to the sound development of the national economy.

MOTIE Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy. MOTIE is committed to providing a foundation for economic growth by combining its efforts to fulfill a its wide range of responsibilities in the areas of commerce, investment, industry, and energy.

KEEI Korea Energy Economics Institute. Founded on September 1, 1986 KEEI sets to develop policies on national energy and natural resources, and contributes to the national economy by collecting,investigating, analyzing, and disseminating information,and by educating policymakers on a variety of trends and information regarding energy and natural resources. KEEI utilizes world-class expertise specializing in the energy sector to take the lead inunderstanding changing circumstances in the energy industry both at home and abroad. KEEI achieves this goal by reinforcing its function to lead energy policy, stabilize research infrastructure, and strengthening organizational capacity with expanded responsibilities.

KIER Korea Institute of Energy Research. Since the founding in 1977, the KIER has had focused on energy technology R&D which is closely related with our living standards and national security while overcoming the challenges we have faced as a resource poor country. KIER’s R&D areas include improving efficiency and securing environment-friendly way in use of limited conventional energy resources such as oil, coal as well as natural gas and exploring new energy sources such as solar, wind and water as well as its commercialization.

KERI Korea Electric Research and Testing Institute contributes to the national and industrial development through electricity-related R&D and creates value for society as the world’s leading electrotechnology research institute.

KEPCO Korea Electric Power Corporation(KEPCO) was founded with the objective to facilitate the development of electric power supply in Korea, meet the country’s power supply and demands needs, and contribute to the national economy in accordance with the Korea Electric Power Corporation Act. KEPCO is classified as a market-oriented public corporation under the Act on the Management of Public Institutions. KEPCO’s areas of business are based on the aforementioned objectives and include the development of electric power resources, electric power generation, transmission, transformation, and distribution, as well as related marketing, research, technological development, overseas business, investment, corporate social responsibility and use of its property. Over the last 114 years, KEPCO has created ‘history of light’ by serving as the reliable supplier of top-quality electric power. KEPCO is now continuing its legacy of the past to build a brighter future with Green & Smart R&D and spirits to stretch itself beyond Korea to global markets.

ESCO (Korean only) Association of Energy Service Companies


Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) encourages entrepreneurs in sustainable, agrarian, innovative and international business. It helps with grants, finding business partners, know-how and compliance with laws and regulations. The aim is to improve opportunities for entrepreneurs and strengthen their position. The Agency works at the instigation of ministries and the European Union. Netherlands Enterprise Agency is part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. The organisation has been in existence since 2014 and is the result of a merger between NL Agency and the Dienst Regelingen. Some activities of the Commodities Boards are also included. Netherlands Enterprise Agency focuses on providing services to entrepreneurs. It aims to make it easier to do business using smart organisation and digital communication. The Agency works in The Netherlands and abroad with governments, knowledge centres, international organisations and countless other partners.

Energielabel Energy Labels Netherlands

New Zealand

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) EECA is the government agency that works to improve the energy efficiency of New Zealand’s homes and businesses, and encourage the uptake of renewable energy.

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) plays a central role in shaping and delivering a strong New Zealand economy. We develop and deliver policy, services, advice and regulation to support business growth and the prosperity and wellbeing of all New Zealanders. MBIE integrates the functions of four former agencies – the Department of Building and Housing, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Department of Labour and the Ministry of Science and Innovation.

The National Energy Research Institute (NERI) NERI’s purpose is to: Stimulate, inform and facilitate New Zealand’s transition to an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable energy future through multi-stakeholder collaboration and research informed solutions.

Electriciy Network Association (ENA) The Electricity Networks Association (ENA) represents the companies that manage our local electricity networks. These networks take electricity from the national grid (operated by Transpower) and distribute it to local electricity consumers – that includes households and businesses. ENA provides a professional advocacy and support service for members through a full time Chief Executive and part-time Analyst. Funded by membership levies, much of ENA’s work is managed through industry working groups. These groups focus on areas of common interest across the electricity network industry and the wider industry. This includes issues like regulatory change, smart networks and public safety.

Transpower New Zealand Ltd. Transpower owns and operates the National Grid – the high voltage transmission network connecting areas of generation with towns and cities across New Zealand.

Statistics New Zealand Statistics New Zealand Tatauranga Aotearoa is a government department and New Zealand’s national statistical office. We are New Zealand’s major source of official statistics, administer the Statistics Act 1975, and lead the Official Statistics System. Our goal is to give New Zealand the statistical information it needs to grow and prosper. We’ve been publishing statistics for nearly 120 years and have three offices, one in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch, with around 1,000 staff in total.


ENOVA SF Enova SF was established in 2001 in order to drive forward the changeover to more environmentally friendly consumption and generation of energy in Norway. We promote more efficient energy consumption and increased production of “new” renewable energy. We do this via targeted programmes and support schemes in the areas in which the greatest effect in the form of saved, converted, or generated clean energy can be documented.

Statistics Norway Central Statistics Bureau (Statistisk Sentralbyrå). Statistics Norway has overall responsibility for official statistics in Norway, and carries out extensive research and analysis activities.

Norwegian Environment Agency The Norwegian Environment Agency’s primary tasks is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, manage Norwegian nature and prevent pollution. We play a key role in shaping Norwegian environmental policy.

Nord Pool Nordic Power Exchange

Research Council of Norway The Research Council of Norway is recommending an increase of NOK 1 billion for research in its proposal to the national budget for 2015. Eight proposed main priority areas account for over half of this increase.

Ministry of Petroleum and Energy The principal responsibility of the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy is to achieve a coordinated and integrated energy policy. A primary objective is to ensure high value creation through efficient and environment-friendly management of Norway’s energy resources.

Ministry of Climate and Environment The Ministry of Climate and Environment has a particular responsibility for carrying out the environmental policies of the Government.

Energy Norway Energy Norway, a Norwegian Trade organisation, is a non-profit industry organization representing about 270 companies involved in the production, distribution and trading of electricity in Norway.

Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) is a directorate under the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. NVE’s mandate is to ensure an integrated and environmentally sound management of the country’s water resources, promote efficient energy markets and cost-effective energy systems and contribute to efficient energy use. The directorate plays a central role in the national flood contingency planning and bears overall responsibility for maintaining national power supplies. From 2009 NVE is assigned greater responsibility for the prevention of damage caused by landslides. NVE is involved in research and development in its fields and is the national center of expertise for hydrology in Norway.


Grupo Endesa Endesa Group web site, in English and Spanish

CIEMAT The Research Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology, CIEMAT. Public Organism for Research and Technological Development supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology, through the State Secretariat of Scientific Policy and Technological has as main objectives: to find solutions to improve the use of resources and energy generation systems, to develop alternative energy sources and to solve the problems of the Spanish companies regarding energy and its effects on the environment.

EREN The Regional Entity of Energy (EREN), supported by the Junta de Castilla y León, approaches its objectives to promote two main policies: the regional development and the environment protection.

IDAE The Institute for Energy Saving and Diversification, IDAE, is a public and entreprenurial organization, supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology, through the State Secretariat of Scientific Policy and Technological has as mission to promote the energy efficiency and the rational use of the energy in Spain, as well as the energy sources diversification and renewables advancement, by means of information dissemination, technical assesment and innovation project developing.

SOGAMA The Galician Environmental Society was created by the Xunta de Galicia to carry out its policy of implementing the most advanced waste management system in Galicia.

UNESA  Spanish Association of the Electricity Industry.


Swedish Energy Agency (STEM) The Swedish Energy Agency works for the use of renewable energy, improved technologies, a smarter end-use of energy, and mitigation of climate change. Our mission is a sustainable energy system.


Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs  Defra is the lead department on environmental and product policy, and plays a vital role in helping the UK achieve a greener future.

EA Technology EA Technology is a world leader in products and services which enhance the performance, reliability, safety and cost-efficiency of power assets. Our mission is to enable our customers to manage their assets more efficiently, with fewer failures and outages, greater safety and lower costs.

ADSM ADSM (Advanced Demand Side Management) is the leading utility management specialist, with a proven track record of helping public and private sector organisations meet today’s global environmental challenges while delivering significant financial savings. Our mission is to reduce global water usage by 1% and help 5 million people out of water poverty.

Carbon Trust The Carbon Trust is an independent, expert partner of leading organisations around the world, helping them contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies.

DECC The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) works to make sure the UK has secure, clean, affordable energy supplies and promote international action to mitigate climate change.

EST Energy Saving Trust is the number one organisation helping householders, governments, businesses and organisations save energy every day.

Housing Energy Efficiency Best Practice Programme The Housing Energy Efficiency Best Practice Programme (HEEBP) is the UK Government’s principal energy efficiency information, advice and research programme for professional organisations involved in all aspect of housing. It is managed by BRE on behalf of the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the Scottish Executive and the Energy Saving Trust (EST).

UK Market Transformation Programme A comprehensive site featuring the United Kingdom’s Market Transformation Programme. The Programme’s aim is to develop a stakeholder consensus on market projections for energy consumption of certain product groups in the UK and on appropriate policy measures to limit consumption, helping to achieve Climate Change Policy objectives.


eeBuildings eeBuildings (energy-efficient buildings) puts Energy Star lessons, experiences and materials into an international context. The site introduces building owners and managers to international use of the Energy Star Benchmarking Tool, giving them the ability to measure the total energy consumption of a building in terms of how it compares to similar buildings. Benchmarking is an excellent complement to existing green buildings projects. Benchmarking can also be the foundation of an internal energy management program. In addition to the site, eeBuildings has in-country activities that include training, conferences and addressing specific market barriers. Recent in-country activities have included a workshop on lighting retrofits in Manila, the Philippines and pilot use of the Benchmarking Tool in Shanghai, China.

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) NYSERDA administers the New York Energy $martSM program, which is designed to support certain public benefit programs during the transition to a more competitive electricity market.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) IEA collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.

NAESCO The National Association of Energy Service Companies proudly celebrates 31 years of leadership in promoting, developing, and advocating for the central role of energy efficiency as part of a comprehensive national energy agenda. NAESCO and its member organizations maintain a firm belief in the economic and environmental benefits of the widespread use of energy efficiency and embrace ethical market behavior as a core value.

US Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy information The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) accelerates development and facilitates deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and market-based solutions that strengthen U.S. energy security, environmental quality, and economic vitality.

Other Countries


Renewable Energy Information Network (REIN) REIN is the Renewable Energy Information Network, the first website developed in Bangladesh to promote renewable energy in Bangladesh. The Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) has been hosting the website since 2000 with the support of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This website was part of the Sustainable Rural Energy Project (SRE). The objective of the SRE project was to bring sustainable energy to the rural population of Bangladesh through a process of demonstration of a reasonable number of renewable energy technologies and in the process empower the rural poor, to the extent possible, towards sustainable livelihoods.


Bulgarian Association for Energy Efficiency (BAEE) The Bulgarian Association for Energy Efficiency (BAEE) is a leading Bulgarian energy NGO established in 2012. Our main goal is to support the development of energy efficiency in Bulgaria through sustainable legislative and financial policies. In this direction BAEE aims to stimulate investments in energy efficiency projects by promoting the use of established and innovative financial instruments – energy performance contracts, energy efficiency investment funds and EU and national grant programs.

EnEffect – Centre for Energy Efficiency The Center for Energy Efficiency, EnEffect is a non-profit NGO, initially established in 1992 in Sofia. Its establishment has been called forth by the acute need of energy conservation throughout society – in households, industry, transport, construction, agriculture and the energy sector. By its active involvement in activities to improve energy efficiency, the Center supports the efforts of central and local authorities in Bulgaria to attain sustainable development.


Cyprus Energy Agency The Cyprus Energy Agency is a non-profit public organization, established to promote renewables, energy saving, rational use of energy and sustainable transport. The establishment and operation of the Cyprus Energy Agency is supported by the European Commission through the Intelligent Energy-Europe programme and the Union of Cyprus Communities.

Czech Republic

SEVEn The Czeck Energy Efficiency Center (SEVEn) has been on the Czech market since 1990, when it was founded as a non-profit consulting company. Its work focuses on consultancy in the field of business development and economically efficient energy use. It endeavours to overcome the barriers that hinder the satisfactory use of the economic potential of energy savings in industry, the commercial and public sector, and as well as in the day-to-day life of households. The mission of SEVEn is to protect the environment and support economic development through the more efficient use of energy.


Ökopol Institute GmbH The Ökopol Institute for Environmental Strategies GmbH, based in Hamburg (Germany), has been working in European environmental policy for more than 20 years. Main research fields include waste policies, product policy, chemicals regulation, regulation of industrial emissions as well as regional and corporate environmental management concepts. Concerns related to energy efficiency and climate protection form an important part of the efforts across all of these fields.

Institute for Resource Efficiency and Energy Strategies (IREES GmbH) The Institute for Resource Efficiency and Energy Strategies (IREES) conducts interdisciplinary research into sustainable resource use and focuses mainly on energy and material efficiency and low emission production processes. IREES examines research and development possibilities as well as technology options and their economic and social impacts, conflicting objectives and relevant innovation and diffusion policies.


Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), established by Government under the Sustainable Energy Act 2002, has a mission to play a leading role in transforming Ireland into a society based on sustainable energy structures, technologies and practices. Its key objectives are implementing strong energy efficiency actions, accelerating the development and adoption of technologies to exploit renewable energy sources, supporting innovation and enterprise for our low-carbon future and supporting evidence-based responses that engage all actors.


Sustainable Energy and Water Conservation Unit – Ministry for Energy and Health (Malta) The Sustainable Energy and Water Conservation Unit, carries out functions related to the design, implementation, and dissemination of water, conventional energy and alternative energy policy for the Maltese islands.


Energy Conservation Foundation Energy Conservation Foundation was established in 1992. It is a non-profit organization and a Business Environment Institution which focuses its efforts on issues related to energy efficiency. The Foundation actively supports activities aimed at reducing energy consumption and developing renewable energy sources. The main goals of the Foundation are promotion of energy efficiency issues, social education and preparation of specialists in the field of energy advisory and energy efficiency.