Improving the Energy Efficiency
Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings in Kyrgyzstan, 2006 – 2008
Dr. Lari functioned in this project as expert for Building Energy Performance and Standards for the UNDP/GEF “Improving the EE in Buildings”. During the joint preparation of PIN and MSP documents for GEF funding applications, responsible for review of existing legislation and capacities, building surveys, energy and CO2 savings calculations with verification protocols and identification of pilot projects. The project was approved and started in 2008.
The objective of the project was to support the efforts and develop of a GEF funded project proposal, to increase supply-side and demand-side energy savings in the heat and hot-water sector in Kyrgyzstan. On the demand-side this would involve a review of all codes and standards related to energy consumption in buildings, along with recommendations and a project implementation plan to:
- modify and put into law codes and standards promoting greater energy efficiency in new and existing buildings;
- support the construction of selected government financed buildings as a demonstration of how new buildings can meet the new national energy performance standards (this will also count as an important source of project co-financing)
- build the capabilities of building inspectorate to enforce this new legislation,
- enable the government to devote necessary resources to building codes and standards enforcement;
- and build the ability of architects, engineers, construction firms and building material supplies to be able to design, construct and commission buildings to meet energy performance requirements of the revised buildings codes and standards.