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Energy performance contracting for residential retrofitting in Ulaanbaatar city: a path towards sustainable energy solutions

August 15, 2023
Image: © GIZ Mongolia

The successful collaboration between the Mitigation Action Facility, GIZ, and all project stakeholders sets a positive example for sustainable energy solutions. With a firm commitment to creating a greener and more sustainable future, the “Mongolia – Energy Performance Building Retrofitting” project paves the way for transformative change in Ulaanbaatar’s energy landscape. Through this project, the city takes a crucial step towards a more sustainable and energy-efficient future, ensuring a brighter tomorrow for its residents.

The project represents a significant step forward in addressing the city’s energy challenges and promoting sustainable development. By improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the project contributes to Mongolia’s climate change mitigation goals and enhances the resilience and well-being of Ulaanbaatar’s residents.

Ulaanbaatar’s energy challenges stem from extreme cold temperatures and heavy reliance on electricity from neighbouring countries, which raises concerns about power shortages and residents’ well-being. By prioritising energy efficiency and retrofitting residential buildings, the project seeks to mitigate these challenges and pave the way for a more sustainable future.

A significant milestone was achieved with the inaugural meeting of the Steering Committee on March 2023, established by the esteemed Minister of Construction and Urban Development. This meeting brought together key stakeholders to discuss various aspects of building energy efficiency and chart a course for the project’s successful implementation.

Effective collaboration and a shared vision among the esteemed members of the Steering Committee have enabled them to reach a consensus on guidelines for future meetings, ensuring a structured and fruitful approach. Embracing the meticulously crafted operational plan for the project’s inaugural phase, the committee has provided a definitive roadmap for successful implementation.

The Mitigation Action Facility is a joint initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), UK Department for Energy Security & Net Zero (DESNZ), the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities (KEFM), the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), the European Union and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF).