City Interventions

Retrofitting Apartment Blocks in Ulaanbaatar

Country: Mongolia
City: Ulaanbaatar

Key Stakeholders and PartnersUlaanbaatar City Government, Ministry of Construction and Urban Development

Project Preparation Study PeriodOctober 2008 - May 2009

CDIA SupportUS$ 154,387

Infrastructure sectorsUrban Renewal

CDIA priority impact areasClimate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; Environmental Improvement

Key City Development Issues

The rapid urbanization in the city of Ulaanbaatar is putting a strain on housing and basic urban service delivery, specifically related to solid waste management, water and sewerage, air pollution control, and more efficient energy use.

Details of Cooperation

CDIA-supported activities include a pre-feasibility study on energy-efficient retrofitting of pre-cast panel apartment buildings in the city to enhance environmental benefits, reduce energy consumption costs and CO2 emissions, and improve the living conditions of low-income groups. It also includes linking of the pre-feasibility study with potential financiers including possible CDM financing to support future up-scaling; and assistance to the city to plan institutional strengthening initiatives related to project implementation.

Expected Development Outcomes

Upon implementation, the project is expected to reduce energy consumption, use of fossil fuels, and CO2 emissions through energy efficiency measures in apartment buildings leading to improved living conditions for low-income groups.

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