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Energy Efficiency Task Force for Buildings in Armenia

On 17 October 2019, EU4Energy and the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure of Armenia organised the first meeting of the Building Energy Efficiency Task Force. Deputy Minister Hakob Vardanyan opened the meeting.

The first meeting of the task force was dedicated to presenting the best EU and international experience in "Nearly Zero Energy Buildings" (NZEB) and building eco-labelling schemes (Green building certification schemes). The members of the task force agreed that there is a need to intensify national discussions on setting NZEB requirements and welcomed the ongoing EU4Energy support to developing a NZEB Roadmap for Armenia. On eco-labelling requirements, the task force members advised that such certification schemes should not be made mandatory, but rather it should encourage voluntary implementation schemes such as, for example, LEEDS, bream, etc. The task force further suggested that EU4Energy considers amendments to the current work programme for Armenia to substitute the planned development of an eco-labelling regulation. Date and agenda topics of the next meeting of the task force will be agreed and confirmed in due time.