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Training materials on housing and urban development

The training materials listed below are organized by the UNECE Housing and Land Management Unit in cooperation with the Geneva UN Charter Centres of Excellence and UNECE partner organizations. They can be organized at national, local and regional level, on requests of governments and organizations, and subject to availability of funding.


Training course on High-Performance Buildings

Existing legislation and responsible government agencies

Main barriers in implementation of high-performance standards for various building types, including multi-apartment buildings

Energy efficiency standards in new construction. Private and municipal multi-apartment buildings and public buildings. Practical experience in UNECE countries

Retrofits of existing building stock and application of high performance energy efficiency standards

The role of legal framework and standards in attracting energy efficiency investments, for new construction and retrofits in UNECE countries

Brief overview of issues related to financing of buildings


Towards Energy-efficient Homes in UNECE the region

Draft outline for a national training

Draft outline for a regional training

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Promoting affordable housing

Draft outline of a training

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Improving management of the housing stock in the UNECE region 

Draft outline of a training

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