Energy Talks. Residential Energy Efficiency in Armenia



Energy Talks. Residential Energy Efficiency in Armenia

EU Energy Days in Armenia



On September 26, 2016, at 11:00-12:30, public discussion with the topic ”Residential Energy Efficiency in Armenia” will take place in AGBU hall (Address: Melik-Adamyan 2/2, 2nd floor, Yerevan). The event is organized within Access to Renewable and Efficient Energy in Municipalities Vayk and Spitak (AREEM) Project implemented by Habitat for Humanity Armenia (HFH Armenia) foundation. 

The following topics will be discussed during the event: EU for energy sector in Armenia; RA Government approach to the residential energy efficiency: challenges and plans; Residential buildings: energy efficiency and saving; Current challenges to make investments in the residential buildings.

The Sustainable Energy Action Plans of the towns, as well as the practices of HFH Armenia and National Mortgage Company will be discussed.

The speakers of the panel discussion are:

  • Armen Ghularyan, Deputy Minister of Urban Development Ministry,
  • Hoa-Binh Adjemian, Head of Cooperation Section of the Delegation of the European Union to Armenia,
  • Hayk Badalyan, Head of Renewable Energy and Energy Saving Department, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources,
  • Luiza Vardanyan, Executive Director at Habitat for Humanity Armenia,
  • Artem Kharazyan, Key expert at Covenant of Mayors East office,
  • Hayk Voskanyan, ‎CEO at National Mortgage Company.

The discussion will be live broadcasted in online portal.

The journalists will have the opportunity to interview with the speakers after the discussion.

Simultaneous translation (Armenian-English, English-Armenia) will be provided.

The agenda of the discussion is available here.

In Armenia, almost half of the population lives in apartment buildings (429.512 units): Three of each for buildings were built during 1951-1990s period of time. The energy consumption for space heating in apartment buildings accounts for more than 30 percent of the total energy consumption, the previous methods for heating were not based on energy efficiency standards. To solve energy saving issues is significant, as it will entail energy reforms and will decrease waste of energy.  It will also reduce toxic emissions and air pollution and will help to overcome climate change. 

About AREEM project

The overall objective of the Project is to support Spitak and Vayk Municipalities by developing and testing a replicable and efficient model(s) of energy savings through use of efficient measures and renewable sources in residential and public buildings, incorporated with their Sustainable Energy Action Plans aligned under the “Covenant of Mayors” requirements.

The Project is funded by the European Union and Co-funded by the Municipalities of Vayk and Spitak. More information about the Project is available here.

About HFH Armenia

HFH Armenia is the national office of Habitat for Humanity International and is dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing and improving housing conditions of families with low income. HFH Armenia implements various projects towards home renovation and repairs, energy efficiency and upgrades of residential buildings in partnership with financial institutions, as well as works toward raising awareness on creating affordable housing opportunities. It has been active since 2000 and has supported more than 5200 families throughout Armenia. For more information please visit

Public Journalism Club is the infomational supporter of the event.




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