Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings

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Evaluation Plan:
2010-2015, Armenia
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
12/2015
Completion Date:
04/2013
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
8,350

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Title Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Atlas Project Number: 00075196
Evaluation Plan: 2010-2015, Armenia
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 04/2013
Planned End Date: 12/2015
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Environment & Sustainable Development
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. National and local governments and communities have the capacities to adapt to climate change and make inclusive and sustainable environment & energy decisions benefitting in particular under-served populations
Evaluation Budget(US $): 8,350
Source of Funding:
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Andreas Karner
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Improving Energy Efficiency in Residential Buildings
Evaluation Type: Mid-term Review
Focal Area: Climate Change
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-4
GEF Project ID: 3935
PIMS Number: 4245
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: ARMENIA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Legislation framework has been improving, but focus is needed to achieve adoptions of new Armenian Building Code
2 Ensure that institutional bodies to take energy efficiency forward into the market are created
3 Initial project structure is still valid, however needs slight adaptations
4 Monitoring of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions to be followed-up and results visualized
5 Maintain high level of public outreach and institutionalize public awareness measures in the long term
1. Recommendation: Legislation framework has been improving, but focus is needed to achieve adoptions of new Armenian Building Code
Management Response: [Added: 2014/05/09] [Last Updated: 2014/05/09]

Identify institutional gaps and legislative drawback to ensure easy adoption of the Armenian Building code in line with EPBD directive.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. Promote adoption of drafted technical regulation on building safety, which includes separate chapter in EE in buildings.
[Added: 2014/05/09] [Last Updated: 2016/11/30]
UNDP CO Project Steering Committee Project Team 2016/01 Completed According to Framework Agreement with Eurasian Economic Cooperation, all technical regulations transposed to Armenia respectively. History
2. Based on agreement with Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources provide support in transposition of the EU relevant legislation through translation and adaption of -EPBD, 5 EU and ISO standards. Develop the implementation plan for EPBD.
[Added: 2014/05/09] [Last Updated: 2016/12/01]
UNDP CO Project Steering Committee Project Team 2016/01 Completed Building code which is based on EPBD and 6 EU standards were adopted by June 2016. History
2. Recommendation: Ensure that institutional bodies to take energy efficiency forward into the market are created
Management Response: [Added: 2014/05/09]

Enhance coordination between institutions carrying out activities related to the buildings? energy efficiency: buildings? design, construction and enforecement of energy efficiency requirements, insulation materials testing and certification, etc.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. Develop recommendations on improving enforcement of energy performance requirements in buildings.
[Added: 2014/05/09] [Last Updated: 2014/05/12]
Project Team Partner testing laboratories No due date No deadline established
2. Enhance capacities of relevant governmental and private expertise/testing agencies/bodies through organization of corresponding training on energy efficient building codes, standards, requirements for energy performance, testing and verification methods,application of equipment and software.
[Added: 2014/05/09]
Project Team Partner testing laboratories No due date No deadline established
3. Continue monitoring of reference and pilot buildings.
[Added: 2014/05/09]
Project Team Partner testing laboratories No due date No deadline established
4. Continue the capacity building of construction material testing and manufacturing companies on marketing their services and production.tinue dissemination of professional knowledge among sector proffesionals and decision makers
[Added: 2014/05/09]
Project Team Partner testing laboratories No due date No deadline established
3. Recommendation: Initial project structure is still valid, however needs slight adaptations
Management Response: [Added: 2014/05/09]

There is need to revise the Project multiyear workplan

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
In consultation with RTA,revisit budget components and arrange for budget revision upon necessity.
[Added: 2014/05/09] [Last Updated: 2014/05/12]
Outcome Board Project Team 2013/12 Completed
4. Recommendation: Monitoring of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions to be followed-up and results visualized
Management Response: [Added: 2014/05/09] [Last Updated: 2014/05/09]

The monitoring results of reference pilot and energy efficient buildings will be presented in user friendly way to trigger behavioral change among building developers, investors and owners.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. Continue monitoring of energy consumption in all pilot buildings.
[Added: 2014/05/09]
Project Team No due date No deadline established
2. Continue dissemination of the specific materials related to the benefits and achieved results (factsheets, lessons learned reports, newsletters etc.) among the Project stakeholders and beneficiaries.
[Added: 2014/05/09]
Project Team No due date No deadline established
5. Recommendation: Maintain high level of public outreach and institutionalize public awareness measures in the long term
Management Response: [Added: 2014/05/09]

The Project outreach strategy implementation will be continued and the partnerships be maintained with partners to identify common synergies.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. Foster behavioral change among the general public through regular broadcast of the social ads developed, dissemination of the goal specific materials among real estate agencies to consider energy efficiency criteria during the real estate transactions and thus supporting the transformation of demand market.
[Added: 2014/05/09]
UNDP CO Project Team No due date No deadline established
2. Continue networking, collaborating and knowlegde and best practice exchange with a) Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency fund of Armenia, implementing the Energy Efficency in Public Buildings GEF funded project b) Energy efficiency in buildings projects from the RBEC region, c) EBRD d) Energy Saving Initiative in Buildings-EU INOGATE project e)Habitat For Humanity Armenia project f) GIZ, REC Caucasus, etc. The Project will continue implementing activities related to the awareness raising, professional experience exchange, development of legal and regulatory field, etc.
[Added: 2014/05/09]
UNDP CO Project Team No due date No deadline established

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