United Nations Development Programme

Russian Federation

Focus Area: Environment
Priority Area: Sustainable Energy
Project Number: 00070781
Project Title: Standards and Labels for Promoting Energy Efficiency in Russia. FSP.
Budget and Source of Funds: Full-sized project resources US$ 7,810,000 (GEF). PPG: US$ 375,000 (of which US$ 125,000 - GEF, US$ 250,000 - Government of Russia in kind)
Starting Date and Duration: PDFA: April 2006 - December 2008. PPG: April 2008 - April 2010 FSP. May 2010 -2014
Project Site: Moscow
Executing Agency: Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
Partnerships: Moscow Government, other relevant government bodies, NGOs, private sector, academia
Project Status: ongoing
Delivery: PDFA: 2006: US$ 21,543.67 2007: US $2 ,076.3 PPG: 2007-2010: US$ 124,000.00 FSP: 2010 US$ 23,000.00
Contacts: National Project Director

A.P. Antropov, Head of Division, Energy and Energy Saving, Ministry of Education and Science

National Project Manager

Gennady Smaga
Tel/Fax: +7(495)362-77-53
Address: 111250, Moscow, Krasnokazarmennaya str., 14, ofice И-414
E-mail: gsmaga@rambler.ru

Responsible Unit:

Energy and Environment Unit

For more information please contact:

Ms. Nataly Olofinskaya

Head of Unit

Tel: +7 (495) 787 2139

Project Document: download

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00070781 - Standards and Labels for Promoting Energy Efficiency in Russia. FSP.


This full-size UNDP/GEF project aims to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in the Russian Federation through the facilitation of wide-scale market transformation towards energy efficient technical building equipment and household appliances. In the scale of Russia this very ambitious target will be approached through a phased introduction of energy efficiency standards and labeling. This envisaged to be achieved by (1) improving the national legal and regulatory environment and institutional capacities to facilitate the introduction and wide-spread application of a comprehensive energy efficiency standards and labeling programme in Russia by starting it with the implementation of a full-fledged pilot programme in the Moscow region; (2) developing energy efficiency S&L schemes and public procurement models, building the local verification and enforcement capacity and supporting the establishment of state-of-the-art compliance checking and certification systems and infrastructure in accordance with international best practices; (3) supporting manufacturers and other supply-chain stakeholders and establishing public-private partnerships, voluntary agreements and joint strategies to make energy efficient products more competitive and affordable to the population; and (4) raising awareness of and providing access to information to targeted end users and buyers of equipment, including both household consumers and commercial buyers. In doing this, the project will support the federal and regional governments in pioneering efficient regulatory and technological solutions and practices in the public buildings and in setting appropriately ambitious targets to the large commercial buyers among the Russian corporate sector.
Reaching the stated targets of the project is expected to contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions by 29.9 Mt until 2020 and by 123.6 Mt until 2030.

Expected Outcomes:

  1. An institutional, legal and regulatory basis established and the capacity of the national authorities built to facilitate introduction and wide-spread application of energy efficiency S&L schemes and their testing at least in one pilot region during the implementation of the project.
  2. National S&L schemes for selected power-consuming products designed and proposed and the required verification and enforcement capacity for their implementation in place based on international best practices.
  3. Enhanced interest and strengthened capacity of the local manufacturers and, as applicable, other supply chain stakeholders to comply with the new EE standards and to bring energy efficient models into the market at competitive and for the majority of the population affordable prices.
  4. Enhanced awareness and improved access to non-partial information of residential and commercial clients concerning energy efficiency and other relevant characteristics of the targeted appliances and equipment from the life-cycle costs and environmental perspective.

    17.06.2009. UNDP/GEF projects on energy efficiency presented at the international conference in Berlin

    Information updated: 2011-03-28 14:45:49

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