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Energy saving and knowledge extension centre opened in Astana

In the framework of the “Scientific support to housing and utilities sector modernization” conference Energy saving and knowledge extension Centre opened in Astana on December 8, 2011. The “Astana” centre is based on Kazakh Agricultural and Mechanical University after S. Seifullin.

Energy saving Centre, founded by the “Kazakhstan housing and utilities sector reform centre” JSC with the support of the UNDP/GEF Project on energy efficient construction, is to contribute to popularization of energy efficiency, promotion of energy and resource saving technology and corresponding services in different sectors of economy, and building capacity of students of technical higher education institutions in this sphere.


New GEF-funded project to support Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions for Low-carbon Urban Development in Kazakhstan is launched by the UNDP and the Government of Kazakhstan

The Project supports the identification, design, and implementation of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the urban sector. NAMAs, consisting of investments in infrastructure supported by capacity building, awareness raising and technical assistance, will contribute to achieving the country’s voluntary target to reduce GHG emissions by 15% by 2020, while improving urban services and the quality of life of citizens in Kazakh towns and cities.

The project is the first effort in Kazakhstan to adopt a comprehensive approach to reduce GHG emissions in cities.

Energy efficiency in Astana schools

6 September 2014: The presentation of a pilot demonstration project for School No. 25 will be held in Astana.

The Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kazakhstan and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), has completed a joint pilot project at School No. 25 in Astana to demonstrate the benefits of energy efficiency improvements to public buildings in the capital.

A solar collector was installed in kindergarten in Astana

Today, August 20, 2014 in Astana, the presentation of the hot water equipment by using solar energy in the building of kindergarten "Saltanat" Nr. 57, Prigorodny settlement was held.

The event organizers: United Nations Development Programme and Astana Akimat of Esil district.

Government, UNDP Work to Modernise Housing and Utilities Services

The government of Kazakhstan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are working together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by creating a model for modernising inefficient district heating and other systems in Kazakhstan’s small cities.

Alexander Belyi, a UNDP manager of the joint project, which is 80 percent funded by the government of Kazakhstan, spoke with The Astana Times about their goals and achievements.

Laboratory for testing air tightness of houses to be built in Kazakhstan in 2013

A conference on introduction of energy efficient technologies and reforming the housing and utilities sector was held in Astana today.

“We introduced amendments to the regulatory system. All houses are presently built taking into consideration energy efficiency. Next year, we plan to build a laboratory for air tightness tests and assessment of heat losses before commissioning houses,” Deputy Chairman of the Agency for Construction, Housing and Utilities Nikolay Tikhonyuk said at the conference.

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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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