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International Knowledge Transfer in the Energy Efficiency Sector (bigEE_ Bridging the Information Gap on Energy Efficiency Phase II)

As of: October 2021

The purpose of the project was to communicate knowledge on energy efficiency to decision-makers in politics and industry and other target groups as well as support them in incorporating this knowledge into strategies and policies. In cooperation with experienced partners, it gradually developed an Internet-based knowledge portal called ‘bigEE – Bridging the Information Gap on Energy Efficiency in Buildings’, which provides systematic and clear information on energy efficiency in buildings. The project also set up a network of partners in relevant stakeholder groups in major emerging countries, like South Africa, India and China. The partners created their own pages for their country on the Internet platform, detailing country-specific potential, net economic benefits, local stakeholder structures and existing policy instruments.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • Website created; texts and templates published on the website (topics covered include policies and measures, energy-efficient appliances and lighting)
  • Network partners in China, India and South Africa conduct country analyses with the aim of capturing and disseminating knowledge
  • Project presented at various conferences, talks and seminars
  • The project has renowned experts in its advisory board

Project data

China, India, South Africa

Implementing organisation:
Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy GmbH (Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie GmbH) - Germany

Implementing partner(s):
  • Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) - India
  • Chinese Society for Urban Studies (CSUS)
  • Energy Conservation Information Dissemination Centre (SECIDC) - China
  • South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI)
  • The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) - India
  • Tsinghua University

BMU grant:
5.242.672,72 €

12/2009  till  12/2016


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