Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings

What we do

Kajaran kindergaten after reconstruction

The objective of the project is to reverse the existing trends and reduce consumption of electrical and thermal energy and associated greenhouse gas emissions in new, restored and primarily residential buildings in Armenia.

  • Creating an enabling regulatory environment, skills and capacity among industry professionals to introduce the principles of integrated building design approach in Armenian construction practices from the stage of building design through construction to maintenance of the buildings;
  • Developing new energy efficiency (EE) building codes and a certification scheme, and stimulating manufacturing of new EE materials and equipment.

Some results so far

The package for the legal and normative-technical framework improvements related to energy efficiency in buildings field has been developed and submitted to the government.

A laboratory for testing thermal-physical parameters of construction materials was opened in the premises of “Shincertificate” LLC. The project assisted in procurement of modern laboratory equipment with the total value of about USD 17,000 while the company co-financed renovation and furnishing of the laboratory. The laboratory will test and certify insulation materials, providing opportunity for the specialists to use reliable, tested and certified materials and prefabricates.

Energy efficiency laboratory was opened at Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction. It is equipped with modern measuring equipment and devices, enabling practical and on the job training of students on assessing buildings’ energy performance and energy efficiency. The total value of 12 types of equipment and devices procured by the project and provided to YSUAC is over USD 24,000.

Construction of the residential three-store building with a total area of about 950m2 (including 20 apartments and basement) in city of Goris was accomplished, including all the designed energy efficiency improvement measures proposed by the project at the design stage. As a result of the implementation of energy efficient measures, the energy costs for the residents will decrease by more than 60 percent at the same time ensuring improved living conditions in the apartments. The construction of the building was co-financed by the Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency and the Government of Armenia.

Who Finances it?

Donor name

Total Amount


$ 1,045,000.00

Government of Armenia

$ 2,000,000.00

Government of Armenia (in-kind)

$ 200,000.00



Delivery in previous fiscal year

December  2010

 $ 60,514.53

December  2011

 $ 218,562.44

December  2012

 $ 312,542.79

Project start date:
July 2010
Estimated end date:
Geographic coverage:
Focus Area:
Environment & Energy
MDG 7 - Ensuring environmental sustainability
Project Coordinator:
Vahram Jalalyan
RA Ministries of Nature Protection, Urban Development
Project Related Documents
Project Document