Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings

About the project

heat vision of an energy efficient school buildingHeat vision shot of an energy efficient school building.

Almost all Kyrgyzstan’s housing stock was constructed during Soviet period some 35-60 years ago without any regard to energy efficiency. These buildings are now in obsolete condition and do not provide for minimum hygienic and comfort living conditions. Energy use per square meter is almost 3-5 times as those in EU. The project aims at reducing energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions in Kyrgyzstan’s building sector by 30-40% as compared to the current level.

Expected results

  • Reduced average energy consumption in newly built/reconstructed residential and public buildings.
  • Increased level of compliance of new buildings with the new building codes.
  • Experts of government construction industry management bodies, local self-governance, private and public sector prepared to apply new energy efficient building codes.
  • Energy performance indicators in the national statistics.

What we have accomplished so far

  • Provisions on Energy Certification of Buildings are accepted by relevant authorities;
  • A general public survey on awareness and attitude to the issues of energy efficiency and energy conservation in buildings is finalized; the survey findings will be considered and incorporated into the National Strategy on Energy Conservation in Buildings;
  • Construction of two pilot energy efficient school buildings in Osh and Ak-Kashat village is completed. International Conference on Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency was held in September 2012;
    New performance-based building energy code and guide developed by the project entered into force in January 2010.
  • Energy passport is developed and procedures to issue such passports are clarified; Building Energy Performance Certification and  Energy Monitoring for School Buildings are developed;
  • Two university and three short-term courses on energy conservation and energy efficiency in buildings are developed; 58 specialists completed the short-term course and received certificates.
  • 136 architects and relative government officials throughout Kyrgyzstan are trained on energy efficiency issues and new construction standards.
  • Special literature on engineering solutions for heat insulation of buildings are translated and published.
  • CIS and European construction regulations were analyzed and relative recommendations were passed to the State Agency on Architecture and Construction of the Kyrgyz Republic.
  • New construction norms and standards were developed and entered into force.
  • Specifications of laboratory equipment for certification of buildings for energy efficiency are developed.

Who finances it?

Donor Amount (USD)
Global Environment Facility 900000


Year Amount (USD)
2012 140,644
2011 178,951
2010 304,661
2009 166,251

Status: Completed

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