UNDP Promotes Modern Approaches to the Design and Construction of Energy-efficient Residential Buildings

May 5, 2017

Participants of the training during practical exercise / UNDP Turkmenistan

Ashgabat, 5 May 2017: More than 30 representatives of the national professionals in the field of designing residential buildings took part in a training to support compliance and enforcement of the revised building codes for improving energy efficiency of the residential buildings. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Turkmenistan organized this training under its Global Environment Facility (GEF) financed project “Improving Energy Efficiency in the Residential Building Sector of Turkmenistan”.

During the event, participants got acquainted with the use of the Guidance manual explaining new code requirements and providing recommended examples of design solutions and materials that can be used to achieve compliance. The project experts demonstrated the use of a compendium of solutions to thermal bridges at joints in building envelopes for reducing heat losses when designing concrete building joints.

“Thermal bridges are sites in the building envelope where heat losses are unusually high, generally at uninsulated joints. The project has prepared a compendium of technical solutions to prevent thermal bridges, offering significant energy savings at relatively little or no cost. The compendium is new for Turkmenistan, and indeed the first of its kind in Central Asia.  We expect the Ministry of Construction and Architecture of Turkmenistan to approve these in the next few months after consideration,” stated Project manager, Irina Atamuradova.

In collaboration with the Ministry of Construction and Architecture of Turkmenistan and the Turkmen Design Institute “Turkmendovlettaslama”, the UNDP/GEF project drafted revisions to four building codes important for improving energy efficiency of buildings. The project experts also developed the Guidance manual on the revised code “Building Thermal Engineering” and Compendium of solutions to thermal bridges at joints in building envelopes, to help facilitate compliance by building designers.

Contact Information

Irina Atamuradova

Programme Manager

E-mail: irina.atamuradova@undp.org

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