1) A comprehensive workshop designed to inform all participants of the design and implementation of current lighting QPLs, including the following program details:
a) Technical specifications for efficiency and quality of listed products;
b) Inclusion of advanced lighting control systems in QPLs; and,
c) Membership and stakeholder participation in the QPL design.
2) At the conclusion of the workshop, an action plan for expanding existing QPL programs to interested additional APEC economies or for developing frameworks of domestic implementation if regional or APEC-wide implementation is not possible.
The workshop will be the building block to ensure that all APEC economies’ representatives are aware of the latest developments in QPL programs internationally and are able to decide on the best path forward. The action plan following the workshop will provide specific steps that APEC economies can follow to implement QPL programs on an economy and regional level.
The workshop should provide enough information so that economies interested in developing lighting QPLs will be able to begin the process of either developing their own QPLs or begin to explore the process of building off existing product databases such as the Design Light Consortium QPL.
The ultimate outcome of the workshop is to provide the APEC economies with enough information to decide first if a lighting QPL would be beneficial to their economy, and, if deemed beneficial, how to begin to implement a QPL program specific to their economy.
3. Beneficiaries: Who are the direct project participants and users of the outputs? Describe their qualifications, level of expertise, roles/level of responsibility, gender, economies represented, government departments, APEC fora involvement etc.. Explain how they will use and benefit from the outputs. Who else will benefit from the project and how? [½ to ¾ page]
This project will bring together government representatives leading domestic energy efficiency efforts, international lighting experts, QPL program implementers, and other relevant stakeholders through the workshop and potentially through technical expert exchanges during workshop planning. These parties will discuss the design and implementation of existing and potentially new lighting QPLs.
APEC economy government participants are expected to be individuals that are leading energy efficiency efforts such as:
· bulk government procurement of energy-efficient products;
· financial incentive programs;
· product labelling; and,
· minimum energy performance standards (MEPS).
Female experts and participants will be targeted invitees. A special focus to include female experts will be made to exemplify the women in these highly-technical and high-profile positions. The lighting industry provides a unique opportunity to highlight female leaders since many women are in leadership positions – both in the government participant role and as experts.
Similarly, a special focus will be made to identify the appropriate participants from a number of developing economies. The PO will work through the SEAD Initiative to identify the appropriate participants from Mexico, Indonesia, Chile, and China in particular.