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Building capacity in energy efficiency in the Kyrgyz Republic
The Kyrgyz Republic is eight times more energy and carbon-intensive than average, according to data produced by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Residential buildings are the main end users of energy, accounting for more than half of the country’s total energy use. While there is a growing demand for increased energy efficiency in residential buildings, meeting this demand largely depends on the quality of installation works.
With the help of a think-tank, Energy Centre Bratislava, the EBRD launched a technical cooperation project to help improve energy efficiency in the Kyrgyz Republic’s residential building sector. The project was partly funded by the Kyrgyz Sustainable Energy Financing Facility, an EBRD credit line managed by local partner banks and microfinance institutions, for on-lending to businesses and households that seek to make energy efficiency improvements.
We also helped a Kyrgyz association set up a training course in line with best international standards for professionals who install energy-efficient equipment – thermal insulation in particular – in residential buildings. This addressed a specific problem in the project’s implementation, namely poor-quality installation. Training was funded by the Slovak Republic.