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August 30, 2019 - The International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC) is honoring Founder Rob Pratt, who recently stepped down as Chairman and member of the Board of Directors after 35 years of service to the Institute.

The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) of Thailand, with support from the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), has initiated the Project titled “Promoting Household Energy Conservation through Feedback Services and Home Energy Audit on Residential Sustainable Lifestyle Programs” to promote energy conservation in Thai households through behavioral changes and adoption of energy efficient appliances. Under this project, IIEC, in partnership with the Engineering Solution Provider Co., Ltd. (ENSOP) and Jyukankyo Research Institute Inc. (Japan), provides technical assistance to PEA to implement project activities which include: conducting 4,200 household surveys and appliance retailer surveys in target provinces; developing household appliance and electricity consumption database; piloting energy consumption feedback and home energy audit services in 100 households.

With grant support from the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP), IIEC has been collaborating with governments, businesses and industry associations in Pacific Island Countries (PICs) to demonstrate efficient and clean cooling technologies, and innovative business models to enhance awareness and promote greater adoption of clean cooling technologies. A call for proposals was launched in January 2019 with applicants from Palau, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu were the grant winners.

IIEC has partnered with the United for Efficiency (U4E), a global effort under the leadership of UN Environment to support developing countries and emerging economies to move their markets to energy-efficient appliances and equipment, to implement the 3-year GEF funded project, entitled “Delivering the Transition to Energy Efficient Lighting in Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Outdoor Sectors in Pakistan”.