Focus areas

The UNIDO Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) programme builds on more than three decades of experience and unique expertise in the field of sustainable industrial development. Combining the provision of policy development assistance and capacity-building for all market players, UNIDO aims at removing the key barriers to continuous improvement of energy efficiency in industries and ultimately transforming the market for industrial energy efficiency.

The UNIDO IEE programme hinges on two core concepts:

Energy system optimization

UNIDO’s focus on system optimization in industry aims to go beyond the simple energyefficient equipment approach to energy efficiency that is currently prevailing among policymakers and in the market.

Energy management standards

Energy Management Standards constitute a demonstrated effective policy tool and market-based mechanism to bring about sustainable energy efficiency in industry.