The German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) commissioned the German International Development Cooperation (GIZ) to implement the “Energy Efficiency Project” in rural Mongolia. The project is being implemented in two western provinces of Mongolia, Khovd and Zavkhan aimags. Jointly funded with local government funds community-prioritized public buildings are being retrofitted using the thermal insulation composite system technology and following international standards. The project shows how to increase indoor temperatures in the freezing Mongolian winter and save heat energy using local development funds efficiently and sustainable reaching a broad group of beneficiaries. The hazardous air pollution in Mongolian towns forces governments to take action and improve the heat energy supply as well as change citizens’ mindsets.
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