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EU4Energy Webinar – Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Armenia

On 22 April 2020, a technical webinar was organised, in the framework of the EU4Energy support, to developing a consistent energy performance of building calculation methodology in Armenia. The main task of the project is to support the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure of Armenia in developing a sound regulatory framework for the energy performance of buildings in line with EU best practices. 

Participants discussed gaps, inconsistencies and missing elements in the existing energy performance calculation methodology and applied building standards in comparison with the best EU practices. Specific recommendations and proposed measures for the improvement of the methodology were considered. This included the necessary step-by-step reform of the Armenian building codes and implementation of the nearly-zero energy buildings definition under the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. And the commitments Armenia has taken within the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement. 

The primary beneficiaries of the calculation methodology would be government officials, architects, engineers, energy auditors, consultants, policy advisors and regulators with overall impacts in the processes of new building design's and certification and existing building renovation's and certification. 

This technical assistance activity is part of the EU4Energy Project, an EU-supported initiative providing technical assistance to countries of the Eastern Partnership that seek to enhance their energy sectors with best practices of the European Union.