Keynote:  Maria van der Hoeven, IEA’s Executive Director

Maria van der Hoeven
Executive Director, IEA — Energy Efficiency: Quantifying the Multiple Benefits

The traditional focus on energy savings as the main goal of energy efficiency policy has, at times, led to an underestimation of the full value of energy efficiency in both national and global economies. Recent research reveals that energy efficiency brings multiple benefits, supporting strategic objectives for economic and social development, enhancing the sustainability of the energy system, promoting environmental sustainability and building wealth. The International Energy Agency has completed a two-year research program investigating the multiple benefits of energy efficiency, with collaboration from over 300 international experts. The results are presented in a full-length publication which demonstrates how the various impacts of energy efficiency can be measured and quantified using a multiple benefits approach. This work repositions energy efficiency as a mainstream tool for economic and social development, and has the potential to initiate a step-change in the uptake of energy efficiency opportunities in the market. Ms. van der Hoeven will officially launch the IEA publication, entitled “the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency: Measuring the Positive Impacts”, at the opening plenary of the 2014 IEPEC Conference.

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Umweltforum Auferstehungskirche

International Energy Policies & Programmes Evaluation Conference (IEPPEC)

Conference September 9 – 11, 2014

Sharing and Accelerating the Value and Use of  Monitoring, Reporting and Verification Practices
Workshops September 8
Conference Location:    Umweltforum Auferstehungskirche
Pufendorfstr. 11 | 10249 Berlin
Registration Rates
575 € 16 May–15 August 22
675 € after 23 August
No refunds after September 1

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Connecting Evaluators and Implementers of Low Carbon Policies and Programmes
Policies and programmes for increased energy efficiency, energy savings and reduction of GHG emissions are ranked as top priorities by EU, IEA and UN to help the world face the critical issues of climate change and resource conservation.  The increasing focus on energy policy and programmes has resulted in more challenging objectives and growing investment. There is therefore a need to improve the assessment of potential and actual impacts and to really understand what works and what does not.  That’s why high-quality evaluation practices are essential: to overcome the barrier due to the lack of confidence in the results, and to foster experience sharing.

From IEPEC to IEPPEC (International Energy Policy and Programme Evaluation Conference)

The North American IEPEC (International Energy Program Evaluation Conference) has organized conferences since the 1983 on alternate years. It has become a key event for the evaluation community and peer reviewed proceeding, with thousands of papers, form a rich knowledge base freely available at

IEPPEC works to ensure that resources invested in energy are done wisely

IEPPEC builds a community to support the evaluation of carbon neutral/mitigation policies and programmes to ensure wise investment of resources.

IEPPEC Adds focus on policy to its name?
Since 2010, two conferences have been held in Europe in 2010 (Paris) and 2012 (Rome) with support of IEPEC. The 2014 edition will be managed by an European association, sister organization of IEPEC. Due to the broader scope of evaluation and especially the focus on policies, the name has been changed to International Energy Policies & Programmes Evaluation Conference (IEPPEC).

IEPPEC is an international and professional conference for policy makers, programme implementers, evaluators, researchers and more generally for anyone interested in evaluation issues related to energy efficiency and low carbon policies and programmes.

Our Purpose: Cost Effective and Process Efficient Energy Without GHG
The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for the presentation, critique and discussion of objective evaluations, as well as for experience sharing about evaluation practices. The conference aims at gathering new ideas, inputs for current and upcoming debates, experience feedback and lessons learnt about all the stages of evaluations (preparation, realisation, analysis of results, evaluation use).

The primary focus is on evaluations of energy efficiency policies and programmes. It is also open to inputs from evaluations related to low carbon or sustainability policies and programmes (e.g., renewable energy generation, transport, waste management, water, food production, etc.), in particular when these other fields have interactions with energy efficiency.

Our International Conference in Facts & Figures
The two previous conferences in Paris (2010) and Rome (2012) each attracted between 100 and 150 participants, from nearly 25 countries. The participants mostly came from Europe and North America, but they also came from Brazil, China, Japan, Korea and South Africa.  This proves the true international dimension of the conference. Indeed, the conference especially strengthens the exchange between the European and the well-established North-American communities, but also with experts from all over the world.   In parallel, these two conferences have resulted in proceedings amounting to nearly 200  peer-reviewed papers, that have joined the IEPEC database and can be accessed at

How Does this Conference Happen?  With Your Participation
The conference is organized on a volunteer basis, through a non-profit organization. The 2010 and 2012 editions were managed thanks to the support of the IEPEC North American association. The 2014 event  is now managed by an European association to ensure the sustainability of the conference in Europe.

The conference is only possible thanks to two main types of contributions:
1)  volunteers taking part in the preparation of the conference, and especially of the peer-review process and definition of the conference program (call and selection of abstracts, review of papers, moderation of sessions, etc.) ;
2)  sponsors supporting the conference, so that the conference can meet high quality standards while keeping affordable fees.

Want to Get Involved?
Should you be interested in joining us in this great experience, please contact us!

Stefan Thomas (Wuppertal Institute, Germany),
Charles Michaelis (Databuild, UK),
ébastien Broc (independent researcher, France),
Piet Boonekamp
(ECN, the Netherlands),
Mirjam Harmelink (Harmelink Consulting),

2013 Chicago Conference

Agenda with links to presentations
Pre-Conference Workshops 
Poster Summaries  
Attendee List


Synced Audio/PowerPoint Videos Available

If you were unable to attend the recent IEPEC held in Chicago or did not have the chance to order onsite here is your chance to order recordings of EVERY session. IntelliQuest Media captured 40+ sessions in crystal-clear digital audio synchronized with the speaker Presentations for a rich learning experience. The synced audio/PowerPoint videos give you every word and every slide as if you were sitting in the meeting room. It’s the perfect educational tool to refresh what you heard or to share with colleagues in a learning group. The synced videos are available via an online library. All files can be downloaded or streamed. MP3 audio files and PDFs of the handouts are available on DVD-ROM (online library is included). Order in the next few days and take advantage of the discounted onsite pricing!Click here to order!
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(more information and tips!)          

Evaluation Conference (IEPEC) is an annual professional conference for energy program implementers, evaluators of those programs, local, state, national and international representatives, and academic researchers actively working in the field of evaluation. The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for the presentation, critique and discussion of objective evaluations of energy programs.         

We periodically e-mail conference updates (such as when the location and date is selected, call for papers is issued, etc.) to professionals in the energy industry. If you currently don’t receive our e-mailings, but would like to, click here to be added to the IEPEC mailing list.

Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Jane Peters and Steve Schiller

The IEPEC Lifetime Achievement Award is selected through a peer nominations process and the final decision is made by  the IEPEC Planning Committee.  This person is someone who has consistently made significant contributions to the field of energy program evaluation. 

Past award winners include:

  • 2013 – Jane Peters, Research Into Action and Steven Schiller, Schiller Consulting
  • 2011 – Marian Brown, Southern California Edison
  • 2009 – Dr. Miriam Goldberg, KEMA, Inc.
  • 2007 – Shel Feldman, Shel Feldman Management Consulting
  • 2005 – Nick Hall, TecMarket Works
  • 2003 – Ed Vine, LBNL and Roger Wright, RLW Analytics
  • 1997 – Jeff Schlegel, Schlegel and Associates
  • 1995 – Ken Train, University of California-Berkeley
  • 1993 – Meg Fels, Princeton University
  • 1991 – Ken Keating, Bonneville Power Administration
  • 1989 – Eric Hirst, Oak Ridge National Laboratory