On 1 October, the EU4Energy Governance Project launched technical assistance to support Georgia in developing regulations and guidelines for the regular inspection of heating and air conditioning systems, as foreseen in the draft Law on Energy Performance in Buildings of Georgia.
Currently, Georgia does not comply with the law’s requirements with respect to the efficiency of the heating and air-conditioning systems, requiring inspection reports with assessment and recommendations for cost-effective improvement of the energy performance of the inspected systems to be issued.
From October 2019 to February 2020, Energy Community Secretariat experts will work on developing the necessary guidelines and regulations and a roadmap for their implementation. The regulations will ensure that inspections are carried out regularly thus ensuring the energy efficiency of buildings and the safety of citizens since the regular maintenance of systems will be carried out.
The EU4Energy Initiative
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.