Demonstration of energy efficiency practices in buildings and use of solar heating system in Shaghik community of Shirak region
The project aims to enhance the capacities of Shaghik community of Shirak region towards energy efficiency of buildings and usage of renewable energy sources by means of energy saving measures and constructing, piloting and testing of a solar water heating system.
The project is planning to construct and pilot a solar water heating system in Shaghik community, which includes the heating system for two classrooms of the school located in the local administration building and outdoor public shower unit functioning during non-heating season. Also construction and renovation works for houses and the local administration building are planned to increase the energy efficiency. Training for community members and other municipalities on exploitation of solar water heating system will be held. This project is envisaged especially to demonstrate the opportunities and advantages of solar energy use technologies, the application of which is preferable both from global environmental (reducing CO2 gas emissions) and social aspects for the community with high mountain severe climate and huge solar energy potential (direct sunshine inflow). The project will result in increasing of energy efficiency of buildings, meanwhile reducing energy consumption and emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere as 35-40% of the energy in the country is used in buildings.
 

Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Third Nature CBO
Country:
Armenia
Area Of Work:
CapDev
Climate Change Mitigation
Operational Phase:
Phase 5
Grant Amount:
US$ 48,230.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 53,400.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 26,920.00
Project Number:
ARM/SGP/OP5/CORE/CC/11/04
Start Date:
11/2011
End Date:
11/2012
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
General public awareness on global environmental challenges, including climate change issues, will be raised using a range of project information materials and training sessions. The project results will be widely disseminated. A number of knowledge management materials will be published and shared.
Gender Focus
Over 50% of Shaghik project beneficiaries are women, since the project implies improvement of living conditions in the households which are mainly run by women.
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Indicators
Biophysical
Tonnes of CO2 decreased or avoided by energy efficient and renewable energy technologies or applying environmentally sustainable transport practices introduced by SGP Project 275
Empowerment
Number and type of support linkages established with local governments/authorities 3
Livehood
Increase in household income by increased income or reduced costs due to SGP project 2432