The energy we use on electric appliances is increasing. Even when new energy-efficient devices are introduced, savings are often offset by changes in our lifestyle and the never-ending quest for household comfort. Renewed focus on electric appliances is therefore key if we are to meet our climate change goals. Projects supported within the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme look to overcoming market barriers for energy-efficient products in the residential and tertiary sectors. This means using the best technologies for consuming less energy, while guaranteeing or even improving comfort... levels. Proven success stories are being adapted to the new European Union Member States. This brochure outlines the 22 projects now underway and details concrete results that have already been achieved in fields as diverse as computer servers, lighting, and household boilers.