Top10 Study Tour to Europe
Oct 10, 2011
Chinese Energy Efficiency Experts Tour in Europe with Top10
Around a dozen energy efficiency experts from China visited Europe in late September 2011, and held thorough discussions with their European colleagues with regard to national energy efficiency standards, technology and management of energy labels, and international collaboration. Jointly organized by Top10 China and Top10 headquarters in Switzerland, the event proved to be a great success. Participating institutions from both China and Europe have benefited immensely from the dialogue, with several cooperation agreements sealed.
The tour covered nine cities in Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. In Switzerland, the Chinese delegation visited the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and energy-efficiency institution S.A.F.E; in Germany, the delegation met with representatives from the University of Bonn, Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances Group, as well as dozens of government institutions, independent research labs, commercial labs, universities and research institutions such as the VDE laboratory. The tour ended with a meeting with European energy efficiency policy makers at the European Commission in Brussels.
The Chinese delegation mainly consists of professional experts from China National Institute of Standardization, China Household Electric Appliance Research Institute, and China National Electric Apparatus Institute.