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A project aimed at improving the energy efficiency of residential buildings has been launched in Belarus
Belarus is starting a new project run by UNDP, the Global Environment Facility and the Department of Energy of the State Committee for Standardization. The project’s title is "Improving the Energy Efficiency of Residential Buildings in the Republic of Belarus."
The aim of the project, planned for 4 years, is to reduce energy consumption during the construction and operation of residential buildings and to achieve a corresponding reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. The main focus of the project will be the development and effective implementation of new methods of designing residential buildings and construction standards with appropriate schemes for energy efficiency certification.
In particular, the project will enable the achievement of the following objectives:
• To provide support to the strengthening of the legal and regulatory framework, as well as mechanisms to enforce the legislation for improving the energy efficiency in the building sector;
Andrew Minenkov, Chief Science and Technology Policy and Foreign Economic Relations of the Department of Energy, stressed that as a result of the project, conditions will be created for reducing energy consumption in new buildings by at least 70% compared to the existing building stock constructed before 1993, and by 40% compared to buildings erected in accordance with current construction norms and thermal standards.
For further information, please contact Alexandre Grebenkov, Project Manager, tel.: +375 29 685-23-38, e-mail: .
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