On September 29, a discussion-workshop was held on the topic of "Building System MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) and Knowledge Management".
The project "De-risking and Scaling-up Investment in Energy Efficient Building Retrofits" (2017-2023) is implemented by the Armenian office of the United Nations Development Program with funding from the Green Climate Fund under the coordination of the RA Ministry of Environment.
During the event, issues related to the development of a new template for the energy performance of buildings certificate (EPB), adaptation of the legal field of Armenia, mandatory certification and revision of building standards of buildings under construction and existing buildings, etc. were touched upon.
International guest experts Stanislav Andreev and Tsvetomira Kulevska presented the European experience of implementing MRV system in the field of buildings.
"International experts will present specific proposals and provide assistance to Armenian specialists so that we can bring the legislative field of Armenia in line with the international norms," Tigran Sekoyan, an expert consultant of the project, said in his speech.
"Without a body that takes responsibility, the process cannot be started, it is also important to have trained energy auditors in this area. Certification of buildings should become mandatory at a certain stage, which will be possible as a result of consistent work," Stanislav Andreev said.
According to Tsvetomira Kulevska, their upcoming work will be focused on the legislative issues to help Armenia resolve questions related to the energy requirements, emissions, certification, definition of buildings with almost zero energy consumption, etc.