ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network working with more than 2,500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development.


ICLEI World Secretariat
Kaiser-Friedrich-Str. 7
53113 Bonn

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network working with more than 2,500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development.

ICLEI Regional Secretariats and country offices

Energy Performance Contracting for Residential Retrofitting in Ulaanbaatar City

What we are doing

Mongolia’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) commits to implementing building efficiency measures and to reduce building heat loss at least 20% by 2020 and 40% by 2030. The targets are also included in two crucial national policy documents: Green Development Policy and National Action Program on Climate Change. Active actions have been implemented since 2009, yet a large scale of building retrofitting projects has to be developed to achieve the ambitious goal. Building heat loss has been a pressing issue in Mongolia. With 46 % of the total population in Mongolia settled in the capital city Ulaanbaatar, 30 % of building stocks there are precast buildings constructed in the 1920s. Soviet-era precast buildings have thin walls, poor insulation, piping configurations and the lack of thermostatic controls. On winter nights when the common temperature falls below -40 Celsius, building heat loss leads to the low quality of life. Households often request the utility companies to provide more heat, and the heat is generated from coal-fired combined heat and power plants. The demand for heat put pressures on the utilities to respond by increasing the load capacity and the consumption of coal.

Read more Read less
How we are tracking

The project funder agrees on supporting next stage implementation The local government agrees on participating and supporting the next stage implementation The local stakeholders, including households and businesses, agree on participating the next stage implementation

Read more Read less
What we are achieving

The Mayor’s Office of Ulaanbaatar, EAS and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) formed a firm partnership to develop a project proposal. The proposal has been shortlisted for a one-year deep preparation (2020) to set up the institutional framework and gain stakeholders endorsement. The first phase of the deep preparation phase is from Feb-July 2020, and an interim report would be submitted. The donors will make a judgement if the second phase is carried out according to the submitted report. EAS teams up with GGGI to implement the deep preparation phase, and ICLEI EAS is responsible for developing feasible business models and financial mechanisms. In addition to in-house capacity, EAS also mobilised technical support from the ICLEI TAP program. EAS supports recruiting local consultants to deliver specific tasks such as energy auditing, households engagement and survey, and retrofitting standard gap analysis. In light of that EAS staff are unable to take local missions due to the COVID, EAS relies on local consultants’ expertise and efforts.

Read more Read less
Related ICLEI Pathways
  • Low emission development
Focus Areas
Relevant keywords

GGGI - Global Green Growth Institute, GIZ Mongolia,

Having trouble?

If you encounter any issue with this page, kindly send us your feedback.

Submit issue
ICLEI World Secretariat
European Secretariat
Leopoldring 3
79098 Freiburg, Germany
Brussels Office
Av. de Tervuren 35
1040 Bruxelles
Berlin Office
St. Oberholz ROS Team Room 4.02
Rosenthaler Str. 72a
10119 Berlin
Physical address:
Unit 1, 2nd Floor,
South Tower
Sable Park, 14 Bridge
Century City
Cape Town
South Africa
Tyger Valley, South Africa
ICLEI Africa Foundation
Ebène Junction, Quatre Bornes, Mauritius
North America
USA Office
536 Wynkoop St.
Suite 901
Denver, Colorado
USA 80202
Canada Office
401 Richmond St. W
Studio 204
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 3A8, Canada
British Columbia Office
Victoria City Hall
1 Centennial Square
BC V8W 1P6
Québec Office
Montréal City Hall
275 Notre-Dame St E
QC H2Y 1C6
Central America & the Caribbean
Mexico, Central American and Caribbean Secretariat
Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas 13
Building Miguel Abed, Floor 5 Of. 506 and 507,
Col. Centro, CP 06050 Del.
Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Mexico
South America
South American Secretariat
Rua Marquês de Itu 70, 14° andar.
São Paulo, SP, Brasil
CEP 01223-000
Colombia Office
Carrera 53 N° 40A - 31,
Medellín, Antioquia – Colombia
Argentina Office
Boulevard Gálvez, 1150 Planta Alta.
Rosário, Santa Fé, Argentina
South Asia
South Asia Secretariat
c, 3, Green Park Extension Road, Block B, Green Park Extension, Green Park, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Southern Center
Door No. 6-3-596/47/2
Sri Venkata Ramana Colony
Hyderabad 500 004
Andhra Pradesh
East Asia
East Asia Secretariat
14/F, Seoul Global Center Building, 38 Jongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea (110-110)
Japan Office
1-14-2 Nishi-Shimbashi,
Tokyo, Japan 105-0003
Kaohsiung Capacity Center
4F. No.436, Daye N. Rd.
Xiaogang Dist.
Kaohsiung City 812
Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Korea Office
217-59 Kintex-ro, Ilsanseo-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do 10390, Republic of Korea
Beijing Office
B1010 Xiaoyun Center, No. 15
Beijing 100125,
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia Secretariat
c/o The Manila Observatory Ateneo de Manila University Campus Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1101 Manila, Philippines
ICLEI Indonesia Project Office
Jl. Karbela Sel. No.46, RT.2/RW.4, Kuningan, Karet, South Jakarta City, Jakarta 12940, Indonesia
Oceania Secretariat
l8/225 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia