65% of housing facilities in Kazakhstan consume 2-3 times more energy than in Europe - UNDP expert

04 Apr 2013

In Kazakhstan, about 65% of residential buildings consume 2-3 times more energy than in Europe, UNDP project manager Bayan Abulkhairova announced at the scientific and practical conference "Energy audit and energy management - a component of sustainable energy development" in Astana.

"The housing stock in the country is 271 million square meters," Abulkhairova said.

She noted that the UNDP developed a number of recommendations for the development of energy efficiency. One of them is to introduce and tighten monitoring of energy efficiency in the process of construction in terms of compliance with building regulations.
In addition, it was proposed to build green housing with account of energy efficiency and environmentally friendly materials.