International Energy Agency - Electronic Devices and Networks Annex
The ECODESIGN company represents the Austrian BMK (Federal Ministry of Climate, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology) in the Electronic Devices and Networks Annex "EDNA" of the International Energy Agency (IEA). EDNA is an initiative of the 4E Technology Collaboration Program, dealing with the energy efficiency of network connected electric and electronic devices. Network connected devices shall be constantly accessible, or at least at regular intervals in order to be controlled from the outside, which results in new possibilities for energy management. On the other hand, there is a responsibility to ensure that these devices require only minimum power to perform their functions and services.
The themes in the EDNA Annex are broad and include most types of globally-traded electronic equipment, as well as network technology used for the various communication needs of consumers, businesses, institutions, and utilities. More information is available here.