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During 2-4 September, IIEC Vice President for North America, Laura Van Wie McGrory, participated in a Singapore-U.S. Energy Efficiency Buildings Workshop in Singapore. The three-day workshop – jointly conducted by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA)’s Centre for Sustainable Building of Singapore and the US Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources – was carried out as part of the Singapore-US Third Country Training Programme (TCTP) and the US-Asia Pacific Comprehensive Energy Partnership (USACEP). It was designed to provide participants from ASEAN countries, particularly those in the Lower Mekong, with a better understanding of issues related to energy efficient buildings applicable to the ASEAN region. Delegations participated from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has awarded a project to IIEC India and EDS for the identification of pilots for affordable housing. DFID is providing a 40 million pound concessional line of credit to the National Housing Bank (NHB) to finance the development of affordable housing projects. The program includes technical assistance to support state governments in developing affordable housing policies, and in developing and strengthening the systems of financing bodies like the National Housing Bank, and Housing Finance Companies. The objective of IIEC's work is to identify:

The World Bank has awarded a contract to IIEC India and Ricarado-AEA to develop knowledge materials and operational tools for the overall climate efficient industries (CEI) work process. These knowledge materials and operational tools are expected to:

On November 13th, energy efficiency and clean energy advocates gathered in Washington, DC to celebrate 30 years of the International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC)’s work to promote energy efficiency and clean energy around the world.