In November 2008, the Government of Kyrgyzstan set a goal to reduce energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector by between 30 and 40 per cent by 2020. With support from UNDP and financing from the Global Environment Facility, the Government adopted internationally-recognized building energy performance codes, trained building and construction professionals in their implementation, and established a system to monitor energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector. The new codes and regulations were put into effect in January 2010. As a result, annual energy consumption in the pilot buildings decreased by up to 55 kilowatts per square meter, and the codes are catching on. By 2012, 95 per cent of all designs complied with the new codes, compared to 65 percent in 2011.
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