Building Energy Efficiency Codes in Russia and Kazakhstan


To improve compliance with new building energy codes and provide training and resources to enable designers to go further.To help building officials to better implement and enforce the codes.

Main Activities

  • Develop improved building-energy codes and compliance manuals;
  • Deliver seminars on design and construction of buildings that comply with newly enacted codes. Attendees are building designers, engineers and building officials. NIISF presents seminars and includes techniques for achieving efficiency beyond compliance;
  • Provide training to leading building officials on best practices in code enforcement and continuous code improvement as well as on efficient building techniques and technologies;
  • Provide technical assistance in evaluating and improving the energy efficiency of designs for key buildings.

Expected Impact

  • Improved code enforcement and implementation through training for building code officials;
  • Empowerment of building designers through training generating more efficient building design;
  • Increased user friendliness of new codes and manuals;
  • Improved code compliance and more efficient buildings saving energy and reducing emissions.
Programme sector: 

Energy Efficiency (EE) (Policy&Regulation)

Stage of project: 



KZ/Kazakhstan, RU/Russia


2006 - 2008


€ 230,000 including co-funding from US EPA, Research Institute for Building Physics (Moscow), NRDC

Implementing agency: 

Institute for Market Transformation

REEEP grant funded by:

United Kingdom