LGGE Policy Reforms and Market Transformation of the Energy Efficient Buildings Sector in the I.R. Iran

Project Summary

GHG mitigation from the buildings sector in Iran through legislative, policy and regulatory reforms and implementation of cost-effective mitigation measures as well as increasing the share of distributed renewable energies (specifically solar water heaters) to meet the energy requirements of new buildings and existing stock

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
Iran Fuel Conservation Organization of the Ministry of Petroleum (Lead Implementing Partner) Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Ministry of Energy, Tehran Municipality, Private Sector (Cooperating Ministries and Agencies), Ministry of Industry
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
100,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
28,516,760 USD
GEF Agency Fees
400,000 USD
Total Cost 32,616,760.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
15 Sep 2008
Preparation Grant Approved
12 Mar 2009
Concept Approved
30 Jun 2010
Project Approved for Implementation
11 Jun 2012
Project closed
01 Dec 2015