Demonstration of firewood saving, energy efficiency and alternative energy options in rural communities of Lori, Shirak, and Aragatsotn regions
* Quality Assured Data from SGP’s Annual Monitoring Process as of June 30, 2021.
Demonstration of firewood saving, energy efficiency and alternative energy options in rural communities of Lori, Shirak, and Aragatsotn regions
In rural Armenia the majority of households rely on firewood as primary source of energy, using traditional inefficient heating systems (woodstoves) that puts additional pressure on forest resources. The proposed project will demonstrate a set of firewood saving technologies, such as Heat Exchangers (HE) and solar thermal systems in select rural communities of Shirak, Lori and Aragatsotn regions, where wood is largely used for household heating. The solar thermal systems will be installed in kindergartens to demonstrate the use of renewable energy, which can be successfully replicated in households, contributing to the reduction of firewood consumption.
The project will also demonstrate energy efficiency measures in buildings through insulation of walls, roofs and windows of the buildings, or construction of tambours at the buildings to prevent the direct inflow of cold air. It is envisaged that the beneficiary households will share the costs of the HEs while the municipalities will partially cover the cost of thermal insulation of the kindergarten buildings and the solar thermal systems.
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Project Snapshot

Environmental Sustainability Assistance Center NGO
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 24,560.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 2,200.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 5,540.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Project sustainability
Due to conducted awareness raising and capacity building activities, the project beneficiaries will be able to share their experience on application of HEs and disseminate information on energy efficient solutions among other community members. Taking into account the fact that the target communities have no natural gas supply system and are located at the altitude of over 2000 m above sea level, it is most likely that the introduced low carbon technologies combined with EE measures will be interested in sustaining the project results and replicating in their own households.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
It is planned to carry out awareness raising activities on energy conservation, use of renewable and climate change issues in all target communities. Announcements on upcoming meetings, discussions or trainings will be posted the municipalities, schools, cultural centers, to ensure wider involvement of the community members. Moreover, information on project will be disseminated through regional mass media (TV and newspapers).
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Tonnes of CO2 decreased or avoided by energy efficient and renewable energy technologies or applying environmentally sustainable transport practices introduced by SGP Project 5
Total additional in cash or in kind support obtained for sustaining, up-scaling, and replicating SGP supported project (in US dollars) 7740
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 400

Grantee Contact

Mr. Tigran Mkrtchyan
Phone: +374 579712


18 Baghramyan St.
Aparan , Aragatsotn , 0301

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Hovhannes Ghazaryan
+374 60 530000+116
(+374 10) 543811
Ms. Svetlana Harutyunyan
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Yerevan, 0010

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