IIP partners up on new global energy efficiency initiative

April 18, 2013
IIP has joined forces with two other non-profit organizations to tackle the growing energy demand of appliances, buildings and industry.

The new partnership, christened EnergyEfficiency 2030, is a joint initiative with the Collaborative Labeling & Appliance Standards Program (CLASP) and the Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN).

EnergyEfficiency 2030 aims to reduce the energy use of appliances, buildings, and industry, which collectively account for more than two-thirds of the world’s end-use energy consumption. The initiative focuses on energy efficiency as it is the fastest, most cost-effective response to growing energy demand and the global climate crisis. Energy efficiency also has additional benefits to human health and the environment.

EnergyEfficiency 2030 will leverage the collective technical expertise and global networks of all three organizations in order to provide decision-makers with holistic, cost-effective energy efficiency solutions. IIP, CLASP and GBPN already provide the public with free access to relevant resources and tools but Jigar Shah, the Executive Director of IIP, says EnergyEfficiency 2030 would enhance their value.

“IIP’s industrial efficiency technology database, GBPN’s building policy comparative tool, and CLASP’s global standards and labeling database are just the tip of the iceberg. EnergyEfficiency 2030 allows us to combine these resources to create customizable, on-the-ground solutions, and to help countries put policies into action,” he says.

EnergyEfficiency 2030 will work at the intersections of appliances, buildings and industry, including sustainable cities, emerging technologies, building materials and systems, industrial clusters and supply chains.

For more information, email info@ee2030.org