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NS-144 - Energy Efficient Public Buildings and Housing in Armenia


NAMA Seeking Support for Implementation

  • A Overview
    • A.1Party
      A.2Title of Mitigation Action
      A.3Description of mitigation action
      Improving energy efficiency in the building sector has high priority in Armenia’s climate, energy, and housing strategies. This NAMA will focus on new construction and capital renovation, as well as maintenance/management of those buildings, that are supported by public means and/or owned and managed by public institutions. Public means include: state budget, IFI loans/grants, municipal budget, public foundations and public-private partnerships. This sector is (partly) under governmental control (because (co-)financed) and often under public ownership and management, while the Ministry of Urban Development is the lead state agency in the field of housing construction and urban development. In case of government’s involvement and oversight energy efficiency measures will be easier to implement. The public sector could set as a good example, in line with the EU energy efficiency policies. Energy efficiency would also reduce spending of scarce public budgets for this sector. Finally, addressing this sector could secure the necessary market transformation by creating new green job places, which will have an indirect impact on private buildings (housing and commercial buildings) as well. The NAMA program will address the main barriers for energy efficiency and provide support to financing, policy and strategies, regulatory framework, including enforcement, capacity building and awareness raising. All relevant practices, measures and technologies for energy efficiency will be considered, including energy efficient design with incorporation of passive solar, efficiency upgrades to building envelope, heating /ventilation/cooling system, and renewable energy applications in the buildings. Also, energy efficient building operation and maintenance will be addressed. The NAMA has three components: 1) Investment grants to cover (initial) incremental investment costs for energy efficiency in new construction and rehabilitation (public buildings, social housing) for planned investment programs; 2) New investment program for energy efficient rehabilitation/construction of public buildings, additional to planned investment programs through leveraging low interest concessional loans, with higher energy efficiency requirements; 3) Technical support and capacity building, supporting component 1 and 2, including support to strengthening building management/maintenance. The NAMA project document describes the mitigation action in more details (is attached).


      A.6Type of action

      A.7Greenhouse gases covered by the action

  • B National Implementing Entity
    • B.1.0Name
      B.1.1Contact Person 1
      B.1.5Contact Person 2
      B.1.9Contact Person 3
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  • C Expected timeframe for the implementation of the mitigation action
    • C.1Number of years for completion
      C.2Expected start year of implementation
  • D Currency
    • D.1Used Currency
      Conversion to USD: 1
  • E Cost
    • E.1.1Estimated full cost of implementation
      Conversion to USD: 24,500,000
      E.1.2Comments on full cost of implementation
      The full cost is related to the implementation period of 2015-2020. The full cost includes: 1) investment grants (range USD 2-4 million) to cover incremental energy efficiency costs of planned investment programs of new construction and renovation of public buildings and social housing (NAMA component 1); 2) Concessional loans for additional investment in energy efficient renovation of public buildings of USD 10 to 30 million (NAMA component 2); and 3) USD 1 to 2 million for technical assistance/support (NAMA component 3).

      The full costs are additional to the national core financing of the planned investment programs addressed in NAMA component 1 in the period of 2015-2020 (about USD 200 million) and financing of new investment program addressed in NAMA component 2. The core financing is provided from state budget and sovereign loans. At this stage, the exact costs of implementation (and corresponding required support) have not been exactly estimated. Therefore, a range is presented.
      E.2.1Estimated incremental cost of implementation
      Conversion to USD: 0
      E.2.2Comments on estimated incremental cost of implementation
  • F Support required for the implementation the mitigation action
    • F.1.1Amount of Financial support
      Conversion to USD: 24,500,000
      F.1.2Type of required Financial support

      F.1.3Comments on Financial support
      The financial support includes: 1) investment grants to cover incremental energy efficiency costs for planned investment grants of USD 2 to 4 million (1st NAMA component ), 2) concessional loans for energy efficiency renovation of public buildings of USD 10 to 30 million (2nd NAMA component) , and 3) grants for technical assistance/capacity building USD 1 to 2 million (3rd NAMA component).
      F.2.1Amount of Technological support
      F.2.2Comments on Technological support
      F.3.1Amount of capacity building support
      Conversion to USD: 0
      F.3.2Type of required capacity building support

      F.3.3Comments on Capacity Building support
      The capacity building support is closely linked to the NAMA component 1 (financial incentives to energy efficiency in planned investment programs in public buildings and social housing, and to component 2 (new investment program for energy efficient rehabilitation/construction of public buildings, additional to planned investment programs).

      On individual level, the technical skills of the personnel involved in planning of investment programs, design of buildings, contracting/procurement, as well as auditing in mainstreaming energy efficiency should be addressed. On institutional level, the capacity of the sector Project Implementation Units (PIU) and other implementing organizations responsible for implementing investment programs should be addressed. On systemic level, the capacity building will support the implementation of energy efficiency policy and regulation, specifically addressing the needs for capacity building.

      The capacity building includes strengthening enforcement/inspection of construction; training on energy efficient design and design evaluation (including for designers/architects); training on maintenance/operation of public buildings and social housing. Specific attention will be given to improving the management/maintenance of buildings; measuring, reporting and verification of GHG emission reduction; implementation of energy efficiency procurement regulation and guidelines; measuring, reporting and verification of energy use/savings, and improving the statistics on the public building stock.
  • G Estimated emission reductions
    • G.1Amount
      G.3Additional imformation (e.g. if available, information on the methodological approach followed)
      Three categories of NAMA impact are distinguished:

      1. The impact of the 1st NAMA component: increased energy efficiency in new constructed and renovated public buildings and social housing under planned investment programs.

      2. The impact of the 2nd component: new construction/renovation programs in public buildings, additional to existing planned investment programs, that are subject to higher energy efficiency requirements.

      3.Finally, the indirect impact of the NAMA on other buildings sectors (private buildings) outside the direct scope of the NAMA. The indirect impact has not been evaluated yet.

      The GHG emission reduction reported is expressed in MtCO2eq and refers to the direct impact of NAMA component 1 and 2. During implementation of the NAMA, the annual emission reduction will increase to approximately 100 ktCO2eq by 2020. Over the total average life time of the energy efficiency measures (20 years), this results in 2 MtCO2eq in a conservative estimate. The impact evaluation of component 1 and 2 is based on the baseline of the average specific final energy use in existing buildings and on the cost-effective potential of energy efficiency in new construction and renovation, as assessed for Armenian circumstances. The activity volumes for component 1 are based on an inventory of planned investment programs for new construction and renovation, implemented by different project implementation units and other entities. A total (public) investment volume of about $ 200 million has been identified for the period 2015 - 2020 under component 1. The activity level for component 2 is assumed to be a finance volume of $ 20 million for incremental energy efficiency costs in the same period. The estimation of GHG emission reduction is preliminary. The indirect impact of the NAMA on other sectors, in particular private sector buildings renovation and new construction, is not included, but is tentatively estimated in the project document, which is attached.
  • H Other indicators
    • H.1Other indicators of implementation
      to be developed
  • I Other relevant information
    • I.1Other relevant information including co-benefits for local sustainable development
      The NAMA contributes to the following national development objectives: 1) Environmental: climate change mitigation, efficient utilisation of natural resources; 2) Economic: energy efficiency, sustainable technology transfer, employment generation, development of regional and local economies; 3) Social: services quality improvement, capacity development, reduction (energy) poverty.
  • J Relevant National Policies strategies, plans and programmes and/or other mitigation action
    • J.1Relevant National Policies
      The key relevant national policies include: Armenia’s association to the Copenhagen Accords and Action Plan on implementation of the UNFCCC commitments; Law on Energy Saving and Renewable Energy and the Law on Urban Development; National Strategy on Developing Social Housing Stock for a period of 2014-2025; Strategic Program for Sustainable Development for 2014-2025.
      J.2Link to other NAMAs
  • K Attachments
  • L Support received
    • L.1Outside the Registry
      L.2Within the Registry
      Support providedSupportTypeAmountCommentDate
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