As part of project activities, UNECE conducted a study on gap analysis between the performance objectives set forth in the Framework Guidelines for Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings and current energy efficiency standards and their implementation in the countries of South-Eastern and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and in the Russian Federation.
This study includes analysis of (i) existing energy efficiency policies, such as framework legislation to develop and implement energy efficiency standards in buildings with emphasis on building energy codes; introduction and implementation of energy performance certification and energy pricing measures; promotion of ESCO; awareness programmes and initiatives to promote energy efficiency; (ii) implementation of energy efficiency standards in new and existing buildings, existence of compliance and enforcement mechanisms, institutional capacity and effectiveness of existing energy efficiency policies. It presents the findings on conformity of the existing energy efficiency standards with the UNECE Framework Guidelines for Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings; identifies barriers affecting the effective achievement of energy efficiency policies potential; and provides recommendations to help bridging the existing gaps.
The project also develops three national studies with a more detailed gap analysis in Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and the Republic of Moldova. The national studies aim to analyse the energy performance of buildings, implementation of current building energy efficiency standards in the countries and provide country-specific recommendations on the possibilities to bridge the gap and enhance national capacity to develop and implement energy efficiency standards for buildings.