This December 2020 report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) reviews energy efficiency (EE) trends with a special emphasis on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on EE technology adoption and global energy markets. Facts showing how the pandemic influences the energy demand and energy intensity in the building sector, appliances, manufacturing industry as well as transportation (urban and long distance) are illustrated and discussed in depth. In light of government funding on energy efficiency and COVID-19-related stimulus measures, the report provides analysis of the role of the energy efficiency industry as a driver for economic recovery and job creation.
Key words: intelligent building, energy management, COVID-19, energy policy

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