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  • Preparation of National Program for Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings

The main objective of this project was to design and develop a draft detailed National Program for energy efficiency in public buildings on behalf of the Government of Macedonia. Through the Program, the Government of the Republic of Macedonia aimed to achieve energy efficiency improvements in the buildings sector and to meet its strategic targets as outlined in the national Energy Development Strategy until 2030, the Energy Efficiency Strategy until 2020, and the first National Energy Efficiency Action Plan until 2018. The program is used by the Ministry of Economy to justify the program’s costs and impacts and develop a detailed roadmap for the program’s eventual implementation. Project activities included:

  • Review of relevant existing background documents on the current status of EE policies and programs within the country
  • Detailed review of baseline data for energy use in 2,441 public buildings by sectors and subsectors and estimation of their energy savings potential
  • Development of International Program Review report on EE programs in public buildings in other countries from the European Union, Eastern Europe and other neighbouring countries. The review identified appropriate examples of various approaches and program models, financing sources and mechanisms, implementation schemes, regulatory/incentive mechanisms, results/impacts, and lessons learned.
  • Development of a Concept Paper, including findings about the EE potential in public buildings and the national circumstances in the EE area and proposing major principles of the Program and possible options for its further development
  • Development of draft detailed program. The program included details on: the size of the market and estimates of the EE potential in existing public buildings; proposed EE measures, program objectives and priorities; program components, technical and economic parameters, environmental and social impacts and benefits, detailed implementation arrangements, including responsibilities of the various agencies, municipalities, end users, contractors and other entities; details on the financing mechanisms, needs, sources, flow of funds, repayment scheme; program monitoring, and evaluation; program monitoring plan, indicators and expected impacts; program timetable and implementation schedule. 

Partners: E3 International (USA), Timel Projeckt (Macedonia)

Client: Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Macedonia / World Bank

Duration: 04/2011 - 02/2012


  • Programme "Energy Efficiency in Macedonian Buildings"

Main components of the programme were:

  • Training local experts (energy auditors) in using software tools and methods to calculate energy performance of buildings according to the EU directive for energy performance of buildings (EPBD). The training of local energy efficiency experts resulted in 11 certified Energy Auditors representing Technical University in Skopje, Energy Efficiency Agency and local consultants. It has also resulted in software tools (based on ENSI EAB Software) and text books for energy auditing of buildings adjusted to local conditions (climate and reference values) and harmonized with the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.
  • Building energy efficiency capacity in municipalities including baseline studies and preparation of Municipal Energy Efficiency Programmes (MEEP). Provision of planning tools, including municipal database software.
    Municipal Energy Efficiency Programmes (MEEP) were first developed in 4 pilot municipalities (Centar, Gevgelija, Karpos and Saraj) and corresponding budgets have been presented to their City Councils for approval. Karpos and Gevgelija have approved the MEEPs and started implementation.
    A second group of 5 municipalities (Kavadarci, Kisela Voda, Kochani, Stip, and Struga) passed the training in 2010-2011. Energy Efficiency Teams were established and trained in the five selected municipalities, in total 16 energy managers were trained.

Local partners: TIMEL Project, Proaktiva D.D.O, MACEF, SS Cyrillic and Methodius University Skopje, local UNDP office, USAID Macedonia Local Government Activity


Location: Skopje


Client: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Duration: 06/2005 – 04/2011

Brochure Dissemination Seminar MEEP, March 2011English