IEA 4E Conference: Saving more energy through compliance

Start/Stop Date:
14–16 Sep 2010
IEA Implementing Agreement on Efficient Electrical End-Use Equipment (4E) in partnership with the Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (CLASP) and the UK Government
Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, United Kingdom
Focus Areas:
Energy efficiency
Type of Event:

Effective compliance regimes are needed to ensure efficiency programmes continue to deliver energy and greenhouse gas savings at low cost. High compliance rates also safeguard these programmes from losing the confidence of consumers and industry. Compliance is therefore a major concern to all market participants who have an interest in maximising energy efficiency. This international three day conference will bring together public and private sector stakeholders to share experiences in the design and operation of their compliance activities.

Amonst the topics raised:

  • Why are compliance rates important?
  • How can high compliance rates be achieved cost-effectively?
  • When to take remedial or enforcement action?
  • Should compliance regimes differ between voluntary and mandatory programs?
  • Can we learn from other compliance regimes, such as electrical safety?
  • How do compliance regimes for manufacturing economies differ from those with a high proportion of imported products?
  • How can modern approaches to Information Management contribute to effective low cost compliance?
  • How can international co-operation improve compliance?

Who should attend

  • Officials responsible for the design and operation of energy efficiency programmes;
  • Representatives from industries involved in manufacture, supply and retail of electricity using products;
  • Policy-makers from the public and NGO sectors specialising in energy and greenhouse gas topics;
  • Regulatory affairs officers;
  • Consultants and private sector companies in the fields of monitoring, verification and evaluation;
  • Representatives from verification and certification companies.


There is no charge for attending the conference however space is strictly llimited and we encourage you to reserve a place early by the completing the booking form at the 4E website. Tell us if you would like to make a presentation at this website.

Conference brochure (pdf)

Contact 4e conference organising committee