Top Ten EE Best Practices and Best Available Technologies Task Group (TOP TENs)

Top Ten EE Best Practices and Best Available Technologies Task Group (TOP TENs)

The Top Ten Energy Efficiency Best Practices and Best Available Technologies Task Group (TOP TENs) identifies, showcases and promotes the best available energy efficiency technologies and practices for select sectors. It does so by developing domestic and international lists of Top Ten Best Practices (BP) and Top Ten Best Available Technologies (BAT). Through this collaborative work, TOP TENs aims to help policy makers and businesses make informed decisions regarding the deployment of energy saving solutions that are practical, cost-effective and scalable. Read more.

Membership

Lead members: Australia and China.

Participants: Canada, France, Japan, South Korea and the United States. Brazil is an observer.

Top Ten EE Best Practices and Best Available Technologies Task Group (TOP TENs)

Recent developments

Current activities

TOP TENs helps inform policy makers and industry on available energy efficient technologies and fosters investment opportunities. Recent activities include:

  • Developing a second round of international lists of BPs and BATs, released in June 2018;
  • Developing a report detailing the determination of scope, methodology and criteria for TOP TENs lists; and
  • Implementing a communication plan to establish brand awareness and catalyse greater application of the lists, which will support the deployment of TOP TENs-featured technologies and practices.

Achievements

Over the years, TOP TENs has:

  • Developed two rounds of domestic and one round of international BAT and BP lists for the industry and buildings sectors;
  • Developed methodologies for assessing BPs and BATs in the industrial and buildings sectors, as well as a strategy for developing new international sector-specific technology lists;
  • Updated the methodologies for analysing different technologies in a flexible, iterative way; and
  • Promoted the TOP TENs lists through a range of communication channels and activities.

Related publications

Australia TopTens

Reports
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China Best Practices List

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China Bat List

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Resources