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Training Workshop on High Performance Buildings

21 - 22 November 2019
Yerevan Armenia

The training Workshop on High Performance Buildings is jointly organized by UNECE and UNDP under the auspices of the UNECE Joint Task Force on Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings. The training is intended for professionals at construction and design companies, scientific and educational organizations, testing laboratories, government officials, independent experts, including engineers and architects, and other stakeholders. The training facilitator from the Passive House Institute will provide information on Passive House fundamentals, on Passive House components, including construction systems, windows, facades, air tightness and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Training will also include software demonstration.

The second day of the workshop will consist of panel discussions on countries' experiences in applying high performance buildings principles in practice and on contribution from international organizations in assisting  countries in implementing high performance standards in buildings. It will also include sessions under the UNDP-GCF project "De-Risking and Scaling-up investment in Energy Efficient Building Retrofits" currently under implementation in Armenia.


To register, please send an e-mail with expression of interest to Mr. Vahram Jalalyan [email protected] and Mr. Oleg Dzioubinski [email protected]


Document Title and Symbol ENG FRE RUS
Concept Note for Armenia Capacity Building PDF    
Draft Agenda PDF   PDF
Logistics Note PDF


Presentation Title & Author ENG FRE RUS
Day 1: Thursday 21 November 2019      
Opening remarks      
Energy Efficiency and High Performance Buildings
Mr. Oleg Dzioubinski, Regional Adviser, Sustainable Energy Division, UNECE
Session 1: Passive House fundamentals/refresher      
Mr. Edward Lowes, Research Associate, Passive House Institute PDF    
Day 2: Friday 22 November 2019      
Session 3: De-Risking and Scaling-up Investment in Energy Efficiency Building Retrofits      
Building Codes, Standards, EE Label, Energy Audit Methodology
Mr. Tigran Sekoyan, Senior Expert on Energy/Energy Efficiency, UNDP-GCF Project, Armenia
Energy Audits of Public and Residential Buildings in Armenia
Mr. Artur Tsughunyan, National Expert on Energy Audits, UNDP-GCF Project, Armenia
UNDP in Armenia: Promotion of Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings
Mr. Andre Ohanian, National Expert on Building Engineering and EE/Renewable Energy, UNDP-GCF Project, Armenia
Financing schemes for retrofitting multi-apartment buildings in Armenia
Mr. Sergey Sayadyan, Financial Incentive Task Leader, UNDP-GCF Project, Armenia
Gaps and shortcoming of the legislation for MABs management sector and recommendations for improvement
Mr. Armen Baghdasaryan, Legal Expert, UNDP-GCF Project, Armenia
Survey among residents of multi-apartment buildings in Yerevan
Ms. Astghik Mirzakhanyan, National Expert on Social Vulnerability Assessment, UNDP-GCF Project, Armenia
Municipal Energy Management System in Stepanavan
Mr. Vitaly Bekker, EE/Energy Management Expert, Russian; Mr. Andrey Dodonov, HVAC/EE/Energy Management Expert, Russia


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