“Green Architecture: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy” bilingual textbook produced by the Project expert team, the lead author – Dr. Alen Amirkhanian, was officially presented at National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia, American University of Armenia and Union of Architects of Armenia on December 2 and 3, 2015.
Council of “Armenian Association of Developers” NGO, with its decision #1 of December 29, 2015, approved “Green Construction. residential and public buildings. rating system for sustainability assessment of human life activity environment” organization standard, ԿՍՏ ԿՀԱ 39373645.01-2015, developed in the frames of “Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings” UNDP-GEF project.
The Methodology for performing energy audit in residential and public buildings was developed to within the framework of «Improving Energy efficiency in buildings» UNDP-GEF project and submitted to the National Institute of Standards for approval.
The Sixth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development that took place in Yerevan, Armenia on 29 September – 2 October 2015 gathered more than 260 energy experts from about 40 countries representing governments, civil society, business community, banking sector, academia, and international organizations. The Forum approved the Yerevan Statement of Common Action intends to make the Hammamet Declaration operational, and includes specific recommended actions and measures.
UNDP in Armenia, in partnership with the RA Ministry of Nature Protection, celebrated the World Environment Day. It is celebrated every year on the 5th of June to raise global awareness and take positive actions to protect our nature, our planet and our future. The theme of this year’s day is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.
The Republic of Armenia is well committed to improve housing condition and urban planning and development. The country is actively working towards the preparation of the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development – HABITAT III, which will take place in 2016 and is expected to adopt the New Global Urban Agenda. Armenia has already completed and submitted to the HABITAT III secretariat its national report on housing and urban development and is engaged in multiple projects on urban planning and energy efficient housing
The objective of the GEF full size project is to reverse the existing trends and reduce consumption of electrical and thermal energy and associated GHG emissions in new and restored, primarily residential buildings in Armenia.
It will do this by creating enabling regulatory environment, skills and capacity among industry professionals to introduce the principles of integrated building design in Armenian construction practices from the stage of building design through construction to maintenance of the buildings.