On 14 November, the Energy Community Secretariat held expert consultations with Georgian stakeholders in Tbilisi, aimed at developing the skills and competencies needed to use an excel based tool for the calculation of energy performance of buildings. The tool was developed under the framework of the EU4Energy Governance project.
The tool takes into account different climatic zones, automates the calculation of insulating efficiency values for windows and walls and considers the use of renewables when issuing the certificates of energy performance of buildings. Such certificates will include the purpose of issue, the building category, primary energy, measured energy consumption for heating in recent years, the share of energy from renewables, the energy efficiency class (A to G) and proposed measures for improvement of energy performance.
Earlier this year, the EU4Energy Governance project developed national regulations on certification of the energy performance of buildings and a template of the energy performance certificate for Georgia. The assistance is part of the EU4Energy support for the country in fulfilling its commitments under the Energy Community Treaty, following the draft Law on Energy Performance of Buildings of Georgia developed with EU4Energy support in early 2018, the adoption of which is pending.
* The EU4Energy Initiative covers all EU support to improve energy supply, security and connectivity, as well as to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewables in the Eastern Partner countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. It does this by financing projects and programmes that help to reform energy markets and to reduce national energy dependence and consumption. Over the longer term, this makes energy supply more reliable, transparent and affordable, thus reducing energy poverty and energy bills for both citizens and the private sector.
14 November, Tbilisi