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Enhancing national capacities to develop and implement energy efficiency standards for buildings in the UNECE region

UNECE is implementing the extrabudgetary  project “Enhancing National Capacities to Develop and Implement Energy Efficiency Standards for Buildings in the UNECE Region” (funded by the Russian Federation). It is implemented under the auspices of the Joint Task Force on Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings. The project aims to enhance capacity of the UNECE member States to develop and implement energy efficiency in buildings, with a focus on residential buildings. Improving energy efficiency in buildings is one of the most cost-effective options for meeting growing energy demand and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in most countries. Following the completion of the project it is expected to achieve significant change in improving the knowledge of policy makers and experts from UNECE member States of the energy efficiency standards, their enforcement mechanisms and energy efficient technologies in buildings by conducting trainings with deep dives into areas of major interest, including: establishing and enforcing energy efficiency norms and procedures; barriers to energy efficiency standards implementation; investments into energy efficiency projects; introduction of energy management systems in cities, especially in the housing sector; and effective functioning of energy service companies (ESCOs). The project’s expected accomplishments include:

  • Improved knowledge of advanced energy efficiency standards in buildings in the UNECE region by UNECE member States.
  • Enhanced and up-to-date network of experts from public and private sectors on energy efficiency in buildings in the UNECE region.
  • Strengthened capacity of national authorities, building sector professionals, homeowner associations and other relevant stakeholders to develop and implement advanced energy efficiency standards in buildings and introduce energy efficient technologies at the national and sub-national levels.

EXCOM approvalPlanning phaseImplementation phaseFinal Reporting
and Evaluation phase
EXCOM FormProject Concept Note

 

Implementation

Midpoint/Annual Progress ReportsAnnual funds utilization reports
  • Midpoint report
  • Annual Progress Report
Annual funds utilization report
Part I. Planning
(to be filled in before submission to EXCOM)


Part II. Implementation
(to be used for reporting on progress in the implementation of the project in real time)1,2

Expected accomplishmentsPlanned activitiesEstimated costs (US$)
Implemented activities3Actual expenditures4 (US$)3
EA 1: Improved knowledge of advanced energy efficiency standards in buildings in the ECE region by ECE member States.


A1.1  Conducting a gap analysis between the performance objectives set forth in the Framework Guidelines for Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings and current energy efficiency standards and their implementation in the countries of South-Eastern and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and in the Russian Federation.

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A1.2 Developing three national studies with a more detailed gap analysis between the performance objectives of the Framework Guidelines for Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings and implementation of current building energy efficiency standards.

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EA 2: Enhanced and up-to-date network of experts from public and private sectors on energy efficiency in buildings in the ECE region.A2.1 Maintaining and updating the network of experts from public and private sectors on energy efficiency in buildings in the ECE region.

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A2.2  Organizing a workshop for stakeholders from the energy and housing sectors to validate the gap analysis.

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EA 3: Strengthened capacity of national authorities, building sector professionals, homeowner associations and other relevant stakeholders to develop and implement advanced energy efficiency standards in buildings and introduce energy efficient technologies at the national and sub-national levels.

A3.1 UNECE member States on high-performance energy efficiency standards in buildings.

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A3.2 Organizing a workshop for stakeholders from the energy and housing sectors to discuss and launch the regional and national studies.

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A3.3 Conducting an impact study on how member States could better use and implement best practices and guidelines developed by ECE activities in their national or/and sub-national measures to address the issues of energy efficiency in buildings.

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