Towards a reduction of CO2 emissions in Georgia

CAD experts develop a study on the potential of a market for energy efficiency in prefabricated buildings.

In the city of Tbilisi, due to its inefficient energy use, the building sector has been identified as one of the major sources of CO2 emissions. Therefore, the reduction of CO2 emissions in the building sector is one of the essential action areas of the Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) of the city of Tbilisi elaborated under the Convenant of Mayors (CoM) Initiative of the European Commission. Major objective of the CoM is the voluntary reduction of green house gases by 20% until 2020.

To analyze the reduction potential in pre fabricated buildings from the Soviet era, GIZ has asked CAD experts in collaboration with an architecture bureau from Stuttgart, Germany, specialized in energy efficiency in buildings, to analyze the technical and economical potential of energy reduction measures in the building sector and to provide recommendations, in how far a market for energy efficiency would be a viable option for the Georgian context.