Energy-Efficient Design and Construction of Residential Buildings


Kazakhstan’s energy sector accounts for about 80% of total emissions, 90% of which comes from power and heat generation. At this point, residential sector is the third-leading energy consumer in the country after the energy and manufacturing sectors, and, consequently, represents one of the largest sectors of GHG emissions. Buildings, primarily residential, account for 13.5% of power and 24% of heat demand. Taking into account official projections and expected fast growth of housing construction, energy efficiency becomes a national strategic priority for Kazakhstan. The main goal of the project “Energy Efficient Design and Construction of Residential Buildings” is to decrease GHG emissions within residential sector of Kazakhstan.

Expected Results

  • Improved enforcement and implementation of mandatory building energy codes, standards and rating system
  • Development of standards, certification and labelling of energy efficient indicators for construction materials and components
  • Education and outreach to promote energy efficient design, applying best practices and technology
  • Demonstrate the application of energy efficient building design, embodying best practices, in two state-funded residential buildings


 Donor name  Amount contributed
 GEF  $ 4568500
 UNDP  $ 27895340


Dec 2012 $ 1 023 044,00
Apr 2013 $ 145 738,00
Project start date
January 2010
Estimated end date
December 2015
Geographic coverage
Kazakhstan, Astana
Focus Area
Air Pollution, Climate Change, Environment, Environmental Management
Ensure environmental sustainablility
Project officer
Bayan Abylkairova
Committee for construction, housing and utilities of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Ministry of Environmental Protection of the RK, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the RK