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1 Supporting a greener and more energy efficient construction industry in Mongolia

2 Overall objective Through promoting sustainable growth, to contribute to economic prosperity and poverty reduction in Mongolia and to the mitigation of climate change.

3 The project seeks to address the environmental impact of the construction boom that is now taking place in Mongolia.

4 Recycling the fly ash from the coal power plants (around 1 million tons of ash are produced each year).

5 Reinforcing the production capacities of Mongolian SMEs, and their share of the market (currently 50% of construction materials are imported).

6 Expanding and strengthening existing regulations relating to health and environmental protection.

7 Creating financial incentives for construction companies to use green materials and adopt green practices.

8 Target groups: Small & Medium sized Enterprises The project promotes sustainable production, consumption and behavior among SMEs producing construction products Vocational Training Schools and Universities VTS and some selected universities are being enabled to teach green construction practices. Government bodies Supporting government bodies responsible for construction and environmental policy standards to gain awareness of the benefits of green construction practices.

9 Specific objectives: 1) Ash products: To identify, through a research process, at least 5 construction products that use ash from the coal power plants (PP3, PP4, PP of Darkhan and PP of Erdenet) in their composition. 2) Green construction practices: To evaluate the existing practices and regulations of the construction industry and to propose greener innovative solutions. 3) Improved legal framework and green producers group: To ease the process of switching to greener construction practices.

10 Project activities 1)Ash products: International research (selection through an international call for tender) Cross checking research with local production units (SMEs) Official approval of new standards (based on EU standards) Conferences to introduce findings to all SMEs in the sector Training sessions for the interested SMEs Production of ash based products by Mongolian SMEs Form a producers group, assist them to organize a large scale fly ash collection and transportation system, advertising campaign

11 2) Green construction practices: Research on existing regulations and practices Identification of possible improvements Preparation of training content for construction professionals (designers and workers) Conferences with all the SMEs of the sector Training sessions for the interested SMEs Acknowledgement of green practices through new regulations Training of the teachers of the Vocational Training schools and of the Universities

12 3) Creation of a favorable legal framework and of a green producers group: Production of ash based products by Mongolian SMEs Acknowledgement of green construction practices through new regulations Advocacy towards government bodies to pass incentive laws Creation of green producers group Advertising campaign

13 Conferences and seminars -So far, 9 conferences have been organized by the MNCCI about Sustainable Consumption and Production -1 pilot training about Green Construction Practices has been provided by IVL -1 training of trainers about Green Construction Practices, also provided by IVL The project identified 12 potential trainers for SMEs staff, Vocational Schools and Universities

14 A total of 68 additional conferences will take place Training will be organized in the SMEs who required it Contents will be given to Universities and Vocational Schools

15 Expected impact of the project on the Mongolian legal framework New standards for construction material that include fly ash Training of SMEs staff about green construction practices and ash based products production Regulations to encourage green construction processes and practices Green construction incentive laws

16 Partners Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI) Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL) Caritas Mongolia

17 In association with The Ministry of Construction and Urban Development The Ministry of Nature, Environment and Green Development The Municipality of Ulaanbaatar and the districts (Chingeltei, Bayangol, Sukhbaataar...) The Agency for Metrology and Standardisation The Power plants 3, 4, in UB and the power plants in Darkhan and Erdenet The Building Material Manufacturers Association of Mongolia The Mongolian University of Science and Technology The Construction College of Mongolia The UN Building Energy Efficiency Project EBRD, Support to SME Development in Mongolia Program Construction Development Center and Design and research institute

18 Thank you For further information contact: Thibault Chapoy

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