The EU4Energy Governance project has launched support to Georgian authorities in developing secondary legislation needed for the implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Law soon to be adopted in Georgia.
On 15 March, the first meeting of the working group created in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, aimed at developing national regulations on certification of the energy performance of buildings and a template of the energy performance certificate for Georgia, took place in Tbilisi. Experts will work on developing a rating scheme for assessing energy performance and a classification system of buildings on a scale from A to G by calculating the specific annual primary energy consumption for each energy class, aligned with reference climatic data, compliant with Directive 2010/31/EU.
The assistance is part of the EU4Energy support for the country in fulfilling its commitments under the Energy Community Treaty, following the draft Law on Energy Performance of Buildings of Georgia developed in early 2018 under EU4Energy.
It is expected that the new regulations will increase the energy efficiency of buildings by providing information to consumers on how much they will be spending on energy bills.
* The EU4Energy Initiative covers all EU support to improve energy supply, security and connectivity, as well as to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewables in the Eastern Partner countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. It does this by financing projects and programmes that help to reform energy markets and to reduce national energy dependence and consumption. Over the longer term, this makes energy supply more reliable, transparent and affordable, thus reducing energy poverty and energy bills for both citizens and the private sector.
15 March, Tbilisi