LGGE Improving Energy Efficiency in Residential Buildings in the Republic of Belarus

Project Summary

The objective of the project is to reduce the energy consumption and related GHG emissions with the focus on new residential buildings by introducing new performance based building design and construction standards with related energy certification scheme(s) and by ensuring their effective implementation and enforcement. By this, the energy consumption of new buildings is sought to be cut by at least 70% compared to the existing building stock constructed before 1993 and by 40% compared to the buildings erected in accordance with the current construction norms and thermal standards in place.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Department on Energy Efficiency under the State Committee on Standardization of Belarus, Ministry of Architecture and Construction, Ministry of Environment
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
60,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,500,000 USD
Co-financing Total
27,700,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
450,000 USD
Total Cost 32,260,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
17 Mar 2010
Preparation Grant Approved
28 Apr 2010
Concept Approved
30 Jun 2010
Project Approved for Implementation
15 Dec 2011
Project closed
31 Dec 2016