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International Conference "Promoting Energy Efficiency in Public buildings in Uzbekistan"

The joint project of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Global Environment Facility (GEF) and Government of the Republic of Uznekistan "Promoting Energy Efficiency in Public buildings in Uzbekistan" is under completion. The goal of the project is to reduce energy consumption and associated greenhouse gases in new and existing health and education facilities.

The goal of the international conference devoted to the completion of the project is to present major project results and achievements, review capacity and further promoting energy efficient aspects in Uzbekistan as well as recommend international best practices on energy efficiency in civil constructioon.

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New standard on green construciton approved

Council of “Armenian Association of Developers” NGO, with its decision #1 of December 29, 2015,  approved “Green Construction. residential and public buildings. rating system for sustainability assessment of human life activity environment” organization standard, ԿՍՏ ԿՀԱ 39373645.01-2015, developed in the frames of “Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings” UNDP-GEF project.


Methodology for performing energy audit in residential and public buildings

The Methodology for performing energy audit  in residential and public buildings was developed to  within the framework of «Improving Energy efficiency in buildings» UNDP-GEF project and submitted to the National Institute of Standards for approval.


Swiss TV on the “Energy for Sustainable Development” Forum in Yerevan

The Sixth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development that took place in Yerevan, Armenia on 29 September – 2 October 2015 gathered more than 260 energy experts from about 40 countries representing governments, civil society, business community, banking sector, academia, and international organizations. The Forum approved the Yerevan Statement of Common Action intends to make the Hammamet Declaration operational, and includes specific recommended actions and measures. 


Celebrating the World Environment Day

UNDP in Armenia, in partnership with the RA Ministry of Nature Protection, celebrated the World Environment Day. It is celebrated every year on the 5th of June to raise global awareness and take positive actions to protect our nature, our planet and our future. The theme of this year’s day is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.


Strengthening National Capacities for Housing and Urban Planning in Armenia

UNECE partners with the Government of Armenia to promote sustainable urban development

The Republic of Armenia is well committed to improve housing condition and urban planning and development. The country is actively working towards the preparation of the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development – HABITAT III, which will take place in 2016 and is expected to adopt the New Global Urban Agenda. Armenia has already completed and submitted to the HABITAT III secretariat its national report on housing and urban development and is engaged in multiple projects on urban planning and energy efficient housing

About site

Welcome to the website of the Projects on Buildings Energy Efficiency in Central Asia and Armenia – BEECA.

This website is the initiative of the GEF/UNDP Projects on Promoting Energy Efficiency in Construction sectors of Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The respective Projects were launched in these countries during 2008-2009.

The UNDP/GEF Projects express interests of international community to energy efficiency in buildings since such attention provides for significant advantages in climate change mitigation effect. Countries of Central Asia and Armenia can contribute to achieving international goals in GHG emissions, while improved energy efficiency secures long-term economy of funds, support healthier economy and improve welfare of people.

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