Metrology for Energy Efficient Technologies(M4EE)

Participating Countries

Central America and Dominican Republic

Objectives

To strengthen capabilities of government officials and technical stakeholders to perform energy efficiency measurement and compliance assessments in equipment and appliances, as means to contribute to a sustainable energy policy development in the region.

Overview

Developing energy efficiency regulations for appliances and equipment requires the use of accurate energy performance measurement standards and procedures, as well as a coordinated and concerted action among decision makers, regulators and the quality infrastructure community. The M4EE project has been designed to support capacity building, knowledge sharing, research opportunities and collaborative activities that strengthen metrology capabilities of stakeholders engaged in the implementation and enforcement of energy efficiency regulations nationally and regionally. At the regional level the project offers support to the implementation of the Central America Technical Regulation on Energy Efficiency (RTCA) for household appliances and equipment, such as lighting fixtures, refrigerators, air conditioners, and motors.

Benefits of the M4EE Project
  • Improved metrology’s infrastructure for energy efficiency.
  • Institutional strengthening on technical capabilities needed for regulation development, accreditation and certification of energy efficiency.
  • Increased communication between regulators and technical agencies involved on energy and policy-making.
  • Increased knowledge on testing, conformity assessment, energy performance standards, labeling and enforcement protocols for energy-efficiency.
  • Regional integration and cooperation to tackle energy and standards harmonization issues.
  • Engage government officials and metrology communities to respond to the technical needs arising as part of the implementation of the commitments to reduce GHG emissions and improve air quality.
Implementing Partners

 

OAS                                      NIST             

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