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International programme delivery

Energy Saving Trust has a long history of partnership working, in the UK and beyond. We work with governments, energy agencies, academic institutions and the private sector. Find out more about Energy Saving Trust's international collaborations.

International Programmes

Over the past 15 years, we have collaborated with over 35 international projects focussed on researching and analysing policy, programme development and implementation. Our international collaboration gives us access to insight and knowledge, which informs our own thinking and contributes to the evolution of our UK work. It also supports market transformation and building the capacity of key stakeholders in other countries.

Our current international programmes include:

Low Energy Inclusive Appliances programme (LEIA)

The Low Energy Inclusive Appliances programme (LEIA) aims to accelerate the availability, affordability, efficiency and performance of a range of low energy inclusive appliances, particularly appliances suited for use in lesser developed countries. This includes technologies such as off-grid refrigeration, solar water pumps, fans and televisions.

The LEIA programme is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and delivered jointly by the Energy Saving Trust, which specialises in energy efficiency product verification, data and insight, advice and research, and CLASP, an international appliance energy efficiency and market development specialist not-for-profit organisation.

More information on Efficiency for Access / Low Energy Inclusive Appliances.

European Programmes

We have a long history of working with partners within the European Union. These programmes develop and deliver ground-breaking work that fosters co-operation and collaboration amongst member states in the quest for energy efficient homes and lifestyles. Our current EU programmes include:

CA EED

The Concerted Action for the Energy Efficiency Directive (CA EED) exists to support the effective implementation of the Directive on Energy Efficiency (2012/27/EU) in all EU Member States as well as Norway. It provides a trusted forum for the exchange of experiences and collaboration, which helps countries learn from each other, avoid pitfalls and build on successful approaches when implementing the Directive. Energy Saving Trust manages all communication aspects of the CA EED, as well as jointly acting as the UK’s National Contact Point with the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

CA RES 3

Concerted Action for the Renewable Energy Sources Directive 3 (CA RES 3) exists to support the transposition and implementation of the Renewable Energy Sources Directive through structured and confidential dialogue. It permits the EU Member States and Norway to discuss in confidence how best to implement the RES Directive and emphasises topics that: require common approaches and will benefit from coordination and the exchange of best-practice between member states. It is funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme 

Energy Saving Trust chairs the expert group on Renewable Heating and Cooling. We set the strategic direction, select and plan the topics for discussion, undertake research, prepare reports and chair, structure and facilitate discussions amongst the groups of member state representatives and other invited experts, including those within the sister Concerted Actions and the European Commission.

EU Heroes

EU Heroes is a European partnership project tackling barriers to the development of community owned solar PV projects. 

Premium Light Pro

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Premium Light Pro aims to encourage further deployment of highly efficient LED lighting (including street lighting), luminaires and controls in the commercial and public authority sector by supporting the lighting supply chain . The project aims to give supply chain professionals, such as procurers and building management staff the tools to drive installations of efficient lighting, helping to reduce energy use and costs, and bring buildings in line with required EPC ratings. The project will set criteria, develop training modules and a database and look to implement incentive schemes to encourage further take up of efficient lighting systems, in an area where large carbon savings are possible.

The project aims to give supply chain professionals, such as procurers and building management staff the tools to drive installations of efficient lighting, helping to reduce energy use and costs, and bring buildings in line with required EPC ratings. The project started in April 2016 and is essentially a second round, following PremiumLight which ran from 2012-2014 and covered domestic lighting. The project is ongoing for three years, but may look to work alongside similar initiatives that can help build capacity.

Energy Saving Trust works with nine EU partners, Energy Agencies and NGOs. Austrian Energy Agency is the project co-ordinator. Energy Saving Trust will develop materials and educate the supply chain, in a complicated technical area. 

More information on previous EU projects.