Improving energy efficiency in the buildings sector in NW Russia
Eco Ltd supported the development of a project to increase energy efficiency in a variety of buildings in the North West Region of Russia, focusing specifically on the Vologda, Pskov, and Arkhangelsk regions. The project task was to oversee the development of a proposal for funding by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF).
The work entailed advising project management on the best strategy for leveraging efficiency in both public buildings and households, the design of effective project activities within a sustainable institutional framework, and the development of the results framework (logical framework or logframe) and appropriate indicators for monitoring.
The proposal and request was endorsed by the CEO of the GEF in October 2010.
Russia has taken significant steps in the past 15 years to improve energy efficiency in the buildings sector, including the development of a more-efficient model federal building code, which serves as the model for the CIS model building code. However, much work remains to be done in putting the code into practice at the regional and local level by designing and constructing buildings that meet or exceed the new higher standards.
Regional governments in the Russian Federation are also seeking ways to collect and use information about the energy performance of their building stock. The project focused on designing practical and affordable monitoring and benchmarking programs that allow decision-makers to prioritize investments. Finally, the project supported training to increase the numbers of energy auditors and managers, key partners in the day-to-day work of the proposed project.
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