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Improving the energy efficiency of the global building supply chain industry and its products to deliver high performance buildings

Inception Workshop

30 June 2023 9:00 - 16:00
Yerevan Armenia

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Office in Armenia, in cooperation with other partners, are organizing inception workshop in the framework of the preparation phase of the project "Improving the energy efficiency of the global building supply chain industry and its products to deliver high performance buildings".

The project, supported by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) Germany, aims to develop a strong foundation of proven best practice methods and focused technical capacity that beneficiary countries of the project - Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan - can build upon to improve building energy performance and reduce embodied carbon and energy to support their development and achievement of enhanced Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) targets.

Emphasizing scalability and replication, the project will focus specifically on improving the effectiveness of the building sector supply chain to improve the complete lifecycle performance of buildings. By focusing on the building sector supply chain, the project will address the embodied energy and carbon of buildings and ensure that buildings’ operational components are designed and installed to operate optimally. A core element of the project will be to engage actively with the beneficiary countries to develop their relevant public and private sector capacities to ensure the long-term replication and upscaling of the project activities.

This multi-year project implies a six-month preparation phase, the objective of which is to develop a complete project document with accompanying materials that outlines concrete, result-oriented activities of all stakeholders, takes account of national circumstances of the beneficiary countries, and responds to their needs in an effective manner while remaining consistent in terms of common outputs and outcomes, and ensures alignment across the board on the project log-frame.

UNECE is the lead agency for implementation of the project and its preparation phase and is in charge of the overall coordination of implementation of the preparation phase across all activities and all Implementing Partners. The Implementing Partners for the preparation phase comprise UNDP offices in seven beneficiary countries, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The Implementing Partners for the full project additionally include UNEP-CCC (Climate Change Centre), Green Building Alliance (GBA), Institute for Energy Efficiency in Production (EEP), and Passive House Institute (PHI).


Provisional agenda

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