Sustainable Urban Development
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IIEC’s Experience in Sustainable Urban Development
 

At a Glance:

Given the rapidly accelerating pace of urban development in emerging economies and the resulting climatic and environmental impacts, IIEC is committed to providing ongoing advice and expertise to government stakeholders and the private sector on resource use, energy efficient buildings, sustainable construction practices, and healthy and productive indoor environments.

Our Experience:

When implementing sustainable urban development projects, IIEC’s primary focus is to provide new technological solutions for energy efficient housing and other buildings, as well as public lighting systems and other urban services. We are doing so by building the capacity of local institutions and forming strategic local and international partnerships. We assess the innovative use of materials, scale up proven technologies, and use new business models and contemporary practices to adopt integrated design solutions. IIEC has successfully carried out green and energy efficient building projects in residential, commercial, public, and industrial sectors in India, Malawi, the Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the Pacific Islands.

The Challenge:

More than half of the current global population lives in urban areas, and almost all new population growth is expected to occur in cities. The speed and scale of urban population expansion represents enormous challenges in terms of meeting the growing demand for energy services; but also presents a range of opportunities for addressing energy use, mitigating global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, and improving living standards. Our goal is to design and implement effective sustainable projects that help reduce GHG emissions, energy use and costs, as well as to improve the overall quality of life of urban populations.

IIEC’s experience in this key activity, categorized by country is listed below:

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China TOP LINK
Project Title
Xiamen Green Transport Initiative

Region

Asia

Service Area

Sustainable Urban Development

Project Title

Xiamen Green Transport Initiative

Country

China

Client

 

Project Funding Agency

US Environmental Protection Agency, US Country Studies Program and Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Project Duration

Start Date

1997

Scheduled Completion

1998

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

IIEC established an ongoing cooperative relationship with the City of Xiamen, China.

IIEC conducted four workshops over the 2-year period of the project, three of which utilized supplemental funding from the US EPA. The workshops focused on bringing sustainable transportation concepts to the Xiamen government's municipal staff. The first workshop was introductory in nature and resulted in a signed letter of understanding between IIEC and Xiamen. The second workshop brought two experts, courtesy of the US EPA Office of International Affairs to discuss pollution from the transport sector. The third workshop provided an introduction to sustainable transportation concepts. The fourth workshop, conducted by Professor Fwa of the National University of Singapore, presented specific technologies and practices in use in Singapore's transport sector. The third and fourth workshops were funded by the US Country Studies Program as follow-on to the initial two workshops which were funded by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

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Project Title
Electrifying Mobility in Cities: Investing in the Transformation to Electric Mobility in India” and “Integrated, Sustainability, and Low Emission Transport in Maldives”

Project Name:   

Electrifying Mobility in Cities: Investing in the Transformation to Electric Mobility in India” and “Integrated, Sustainability, and Low Emission Transport in Maldives”

Project Year:       

July 2019

Project Location: 

India and Maldives

Project Description:

The GEF Council approved UNEP-IEA Lead Electric Vehicle along with 16 country projects. The assignment is to develop GEF CEO Endorsement document (GCED) and related annexes proposal for India and Maldives based on the approved child project concept for the two countries. This includes GEF CEO Endorsement request document as well as all UN Environment annexes and appendices for the GEF 7 cycle project.

Project Activities:

  • Undertake information gathering and analysis on electric vehicle necessary for preparing the GCED and related annexes;
  • Undertake consultations with key stakeholders as agreed with UN Environment and ADB in understanding the needs and in developing the deliverables for the project to meet the outputs and outcomes outlined in the Child Project Concept.
  • Identify potential co-financing contributions and undertake discussions to seek collaboration and co-financing letters from partners.
  • Prepare a final draft of the full GCED and annexes under the guidance of UN Environment as per the detailed annotated templates included in Annex I for submission to internal UN Environment review processes (including the Project Review Committee – PRC) and post approval by PRC to the GEF Secretariat;
  • Review all PRC / GEF Sec comments on the CEO Endorsement Document, propose responses and ensure review sheets are developed timely and with high quality.

 Specific tasks to India:

  • Facilitate organizing two stakeholder workshops in India – one (1) with the private sector actors and one (1) with the policy makers, civil society and research organizations.
  • Work in close collaboration with EESL appointed focal point in undertaking the work.
  • Work in close collaboration with ADB appointed expert in developing the proposal, specifically information and analysis related to private sector actors in e-vehicle space and component 3 described in the Child Project Concept.

 Specific tasks related to Maldives:

  • Work in close coordination with Ministry of Environment appointed focal point in undertaking the work.
  • Undertake at least one mission of two weeks to collect the necessary information and if possible, a first draft of the main body of the CEO Endorsement Document, workplan, GEF budget and co-finance budget.
  • Organize one (1) stakeholder consultation workshop during the mission to share the findings and seek inputs and suggestions on design of project.

Funding Source

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Partners Involved

pManifold Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Themes Covered Under Project

Electric Mobility

Transport

Energy Efficiency

Capacity Building

For more Information, contact: iiecindia@iiec.org

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Revision of state Action Plan on Climate Change in Chhattisgarh

Project Name

Revision of state Action Plan on Climate Change in Chhattisgarh

Name of Client

UNICEF

Country

India

Project Location within country

Chhattisgarh State

Source of Financing

UNICEF

Length of Consultancy Assignment

Start Date

3 September 2019

Completion Date

15 December 2019

Detailed Narrative Description of Project:
The main objective of the project is to develop a revised version of State Action Plan on Climate Change for the Chhattisgarh State in the context of alignment with the SDGs and NDCs, also to effectively integrate and mainstream women and children resilient climate change actions into the development planning.

Detailed Description of Actual Service Provided by your Firm:

  • Desk review on the agreed framework of the SAPCC review with the Government of Chhattisgarh
  • Prepare an inception report and submit to the Chhattisgarh State Center for Climate change, Department of Forest, Government of Chhattisgarh
  • Identify and prioritize based adaptation and mitigation actions
  • Submit the revised final version of SAPCC to State authorities
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Market assessment and mapping of international solar developers and financing institutions for large scale solar deployment in Indian Railways

Project Name

Market assessment and mapping of international solar developers and financing institutions for large scale solar deployment in Indian Railways

Name of Client

UNDP

Country

India

Project Location within country

 

Source of Financing

UNDP

Length of Consultancy Assignment

Start Date

9th April 2018

Completion Date

10th May 2018

Detailed Narrative Description of Project:
The project aims to demonstrate the technical, regulatory and financial feasibility of large-scale solar projects implemented on Indian Railways (IR) owned land, feeding into their transaction network and thereby reducing IR’s energy cost through long-term agreements to purchase low-cost solar power.

Detailed Description of Actual Service Provided by your Firm:
The scope of the assignment will focus on the international market and will cover:

  1. Identification of various categories of international players for technology transfer, technology demonstrations, financing, undertaking technical studies and assistance and project management support, including Solar Panel manufacturing, Balance of Plant (BOP), developer services (includes EPC), grid integration services, legal services, and financial services.
  2. Identifying entry points for international investors for large scale solar deployment.
  3. Developing business case(s) for international players to promote the technology transfer, financing of projects and to establish long term partnerships where the conditions for providing operations and management (O&M) and long-term support for the management of projects.
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Accelerating Adoption of Sustainable Thermal Comfort for Transition towards Energy and Climate Resilient Cities in India

Project Name

Accelerating Adoption of Sustainable Thermal Comfort for Transition towards Energy and Climate Resilient Cities in India

Name of Client

UNDP

Country

India

Project Location within country

Nationwide

Source of Financing

UNDP

Length of Consultancy Assignment

Start Date

18th April 2018

Completion Date

11th May 2018

Detailed Narrative Description of Project:
The project aims to accelerate the adoption of sustainable thermal comfort for the transition towards energy and climate-resilient cities in India. IIEC was responsible to carry out an assessment regarding ongoing policies and programs as well as efforts being made by different agencies and the private sector for bringing energy efficiency in the cooling of buildings and development of the National Cooling Action Plan.

Detailed Description of Actual Service Provided by your Firm:

  1. Research and assessment of policies and program related to thermal comfort and increasing cooling load of buildings in India
  2. Formulate outcomes, outputs, and activities for reducing the need for active air conditioning, establishing an ECBC compliance system and build institutional capacity to operationalize ECBC 2017, showcase advance cooling technologies, develop a framework for the transformation of the market to advance low energy and low carbon cooling strategies.
  3. Develop GEF 7 compliant Project Identification Form (PIF) for the project titled “Accelerating Adoption of Sustainable Thermal Comfort for Transition towards Energy and Climate Resilient Cities in India”
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SAPCC Strengthening: Developing a Common Monitoring and Evaluation and Impact Assessment Framework in Bihar and Kerala

Project Name

SAPCC Strengthening: Developing a Common Monitoring and Evaluation and Impact Assessment Framework in Bihar and Kerala

Name of Client

Oxford Policy Management

Country

India

Project Location within country

Bihar and Kerala States

Source of Financing

Oxford Policy Management

Length of Consultancy Assignment

Start Date

June 2018

Completion Date

September 2018

Detailed Narrative Description of Project:
The main objective of the project is to help select governments to manage its response to climate change in a comprehensive manner for the specific initiatives under the State Action Plan for Climate Change (SAPCC) and their contribution towards achieving the NDC and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The immediate objectives are to align the SAPCCs to Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and to help develop M&E tools and approaches specific and targeted to each state, to help them plan, monitor and manage the implementation of SAPCCs better. Learning from these state-level experiences will be consolidated and broadened to serve as a general Monitoring and Evaluation Framework that serves the needs and interests of all locations in the region (and beyond).

Detailed Description of Actual Service Provided by your Firm:

  • Conduct consultation workshops in State level
  • Develop a concept note based on a review of existing M&E efforts underway in India and beyond
  • Develop SAPCC M&E frameworks
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Reducing air pollution in India’s industrial clusters through smart energy management

Project Name

Reducing air pollution in India’s industrial clusters through smart energy management

Name of Client

UN Environment

Country

India

Project Location within country

Nationwide

Source of Financing

UN Environment

Length of Consultancy Assignment

Start Date

11 February 2019

Completion Date

On-going

Detailed Narrative Description of Project:
The main objective of the project is improving understanding among government, industrial, and utility partners of the linkages between air quality and utility/industrial energy management; demonstrating the potential for reducing air pollution levels to achieve multiple health-related and economic benefits through smart management of utility operations and industrial energy use; and developing a methodology for attracting bundled private finance for these clean energy solutions.

Detailed Description of Actual Service Provided by your Firm:

  • Coordinate outreach and convene a launch event/planning workshop with key partners in Gujarat and Odisha to develop a detailed workplan and timeline for carrying out the overall project- including air quality monitoring, emission inventories and analyses, health impact analysis, smart energy management, and financing activities.
  • Initiate air quality related activities by collecting available emission data (both monitored and modeled), and developing and testing methodology for assessing changes in local atmospheric concentrations of pollutants in the target areas, attributing the changes in concentrations to the specific measures (i.e. interventions) undertaken through the project, and estimating the health-related and economic benefits of these air quality improvements.
  • Complete final report to stakeholders and Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) demonstrating impact (DI) reporting including CCAC DI indicators and associated data collection questionnaire/initiative reporting template.
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The India Energy Productivity Roadmap

Project Name

The India Energy Productivity Roadmap

Name of Client

MacArthur Foundation

Country

India

Project Location within country

Nationwide

Source of Financing

Climate Works Foundation

Length of Consultancy Assignment

Start Date

September 2017

Completion Date

October 2019

Detailed Narrative Description of Project:
IIEC has been assigned a project to build momentum and capacity in India to improve (and ultimately double) the country’s energy productivity—i.e., the amount of economic output per unit of energy consumed. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), which was established to implement the EC Act, is implementing national-level energy efficiency programs in the residential, municipal, building, industrial, agricultural and commercial sectors. The project will support the BEE’s efforts in India – as well share international experience in developing national energy productivity plans and the strong collaboration between the Indian and U.S. governments – to provide a pathway to doubling India’s energy productivity in order to help meet India’s energy, climate, and economic goals. The project will carry out economic and environmental analyses to quantify the expected benefits (e.g., energy and cost savings, reduced emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants, and improved energy access) of achieving the goal.

Detailed Description of Actual Service Provided by your Firm:

  1. The project team will form a high-level Commission led by BEE and involving the Indian Ministry of Power, the Ministry of Urban Development, selected state-level and city-level policymakers, CII, and individual corporate leaders, and international public and private sector thought leaders on energy productivity to collaboratively develop the National Energy Productivity Policy Roadmap (“Roadmap”).
  2. Carry out economic and environmental analyses to quantify India’s baseline energy productivity at a national and sectoral level, account for existing and planned energy efficiency policies and programs, and calculate the expected benefits of doubling India’s energy productivity.
  3. Based on this analysis, the project will develop the Roadmap for doubling India’s energy productivity, which will include a set of specific recommendations for public and private leaders to undertake
  4. Seek inputs from government and corporate leaders on completion of the draft roadmap.
  5. Convene a national level workshop to publicize and share the findings, conclusions, and recommendations with government and corporate leaders.
  6. Provide capacity building and direct technical support to two state governments to create tailored State Action Plans for implementing the recommended policies and programs.
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Scoping Clean Air in India

Project Name

Scoping Clean Air in India

Name of Client

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), India

Country

India

Project Location within country

Nationwide

Source of Financing

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Length of Consultancy Assignment

Start Date

December 2017

Completion Date

June 2018

Detailed Narrative Description of Project:
IIEC has been assigned the current project of the scoping study for the design of the environmental quality enhancement and climate change mitigation project in India initiated by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to assist SDC to develop a project with a long term intervention strategy on corrective and preventive actions for improving the air quality and combating impacts of climate change in an affected region in India. The project will undertake a review of trends in the source apportioned air pollution levels in the various regions in India. This establishes a clear link between climate change and air pollution. Characterize and identify potential sector-specific interventions for emissions reductions in the affected areas of India. Map the Government of India’s policies and sector-specific programmes/schemes for air pollution abatement in India, approaches/technologies presently in use and the results achieved. Review of on-going interventions being supported by national and international agencies/foundations to address air pollution in India.

The project will identify gaps and possible policy, technological, capacity building and business model based integrated climate change and air pollution strategy/intervention areas for SDC to support with potential for high impact and visibility. The project will tap on international experience in air pollution management, particularly of Switzerland to design SDC’s interventions and complement on-going efforts in India.

Detailed Description of Actual Service Provided by your Firm:

  1. Project inception
  2. A detailed review of relevant literature related to air pollution trends and interventions
  3. Inception Workshop
  4. State Level Consultations through Field Visits 
  5. State Level Workshops for Finalization of Sectors and Interventions 
  6. Detailing of State Level Interventions and Activities
  7. Final national level workshop  
  8. Submission of the final report 
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Mainstreaming Eco-Housing Partnership - India

Region

Asia

Service Area

Sustainable Urban Development, Renewable Energy, Clean Energy Finance, Training & Capacity Building

Project Title

Mainstreaming Eco-Housing Partnership

Country

India

Client

USAID – India mission and Global Development Alliance

Project Funding Agency

USAID- GDA and USAID India Mission

Project Duration

Start Date

October 2004

Scheduled Completion

September 2009

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

The Eco-housing partnership was launched in September 2004 in response to the unchecked and resource intensive housing construction boom in India. This initiative implemented by IIEC with USAID and GDA support, addresses the challenge of containing the ever-increasing demand for resources through interventions spanning policy and market development.

The objective of the program is to scale up the use of energy and resource efficient technologies and practices in the residential sector and support the long- term sustainability of Eco-Housing practices through strategic stakeholder partnerships.

Phase I ( 2004 to 2006)
Interventions

  • Policy Interventions -Changes in building bylaws to promote Eco-housing were identified and are being incorporated by Local Urban Bodies.
  • Facilitating fiscal Incentives for developers and end users
  • Benchmarking of Eco-housing – Development of Eco Housing Assessment Criteria. The criteria are also developed into a web based assessment tool (www.ecohousingindia.org).
  • Setting up an institutional mechanism for Eco Housing certification
  • Training and Capacity Building of key stakeholders

Achievements
The Eco-housing program in the first phase has effectively built a significant momentum in the regional market for Eco-Housing practices. Policy support both at the local and State level, tax rebates by the urban local body as well as specific housing mortgage products have played a decisive role in scale-up of the program.. The Eco-housing assessment criteria, which forms the basis of the voluntary Eco-housing certification has received an encouraging response from private developers.

In response to the Initiatives of Phase I, there were 4 residential projects in Pune which complied with Eco-Housing Certification.

Phase II ( 2006 -2009)
Recognizing the need for a more long-term and sustained effort to create a permanency in  eco –housing practices and education of  the stakeholders the second phase of this initiative  was launched.  The objective of  phase II of the program was the scaling up of sustainable construction practices through  geographical expansion of the eco-housing program , build capacity of professionals (designers, architects, engineers and policy-makers) and set up a Sustainable Building Technology Center (SBTC) to sensitize consumers on eco-housing concepts. This partnership complements the eco-housing partnership successfully launched under the GDA funding during 2004-2006.

Some of the key Activities and Interventions of Phase II were as follows

  • Development of Eco Housing Assessment Criteria Version II was developed through a stakeholder consultative process, addressing the requirements of the different climatic zones of the country. 
  • A National Eco-Housing Certification Body was institutionalized with support of partner organizations.
  • An Eco Housing Auditors Training Manual was developed along with an examination for Eco Housing Auditors.

As part of the second phase, setting up of a Sustainable Building Technology Center (SBTC) was initiated. This Center would showcase and demonstrate the performance of proven and new eco-friendly building technologies and support the scale –up of the Eco-housing program.

Contact for more information

iiecdelhi@iiec.org

 

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Setting up of Mumbai Energy Alliance (MEA)

Region

Asia

Service Area

Sustainable Urban Development

Project Title

Setting up of Mumbai Energy Alliance (MEA)

Country

India

Client

Blue Moon Fund, Overbrook Foundation and AFD

Project Funding Agency

Blue Moon Fund, Overbrook Foundation and AFD

Project Duration

Start Date

October 2008

Scheduled Completion

September 2010

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

IIEC proposes to establish the Mumbai Energy Alliance (MEA) to enable massive scale-up of climate-friendly, energy efficiency implementation in the mega-city of Mumbai, India.


Using the substantial track record with the stakeholders, such as Reliance Energy and Tata Power, and modeled after the Cambridge Energy Alliance (www.cambridgeenergyalliance.org), IIEC will engage local the private sector, utilities and regulators to create a service delivery model which encompasses the full range of implementation functions including engineering, technical, installation, project management, and financial services for the program.


IIEC has partnered with The Climate Group (TCG) and ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability to jointly carry out programs under the MEA banner.
IIEC will actively engage the private sector in the financing, leveraged through AFD experience base, and implementation of the energy efficiency solutions that are developed in partnership with the utilities.


Through its local office and staff in Mumbai, IIEC proposes to create the MEA in three tasks including: market characterization to help segment and target the market, financial engineering to facilitate transactions and enable the MEA to be the sustainable institution to coordinate stakeholder activities, and preparation of a phased implementation plan which will lay out the organization structure and a program plan.


Deliverables include:
- Defining attributes of a new city-based institution involved in the climate mitigation initiatives
- Stakeholder engagement and management process
- Demonstration of first few large-scale programs including end-use energy efficient pumping

Please visit MEA's website at www.mumbaienergyalliance.org

Contact for more information

Ira Athale Prem ( iprem@iiec.org )

 

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Philippines TOP LINK
Project Title
Philippine Green Buildings/Resorts Project

Region

Asia

Service Area

Sustainable Habitat

Project Title

Philippine Green Buildings/Resorts Project

Country

Philippines

Client

US Agency for International Development

Project Funding Agency

US Agency for International Development

Project Duration

Start Date

 Oct 2000

Scheduled Completion

Sep 2004

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

The Green Buildings Program in the Philippines was intended to establish energy efficiency awareness in the buildings sector. Its goal was to convince building owners to invest in sustainable energy technologies in order to save energy, save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This was accomplished by helping the commercial and industrial buildings sector, one of the most energy-intensive sectors in the Philippine economy, to improve energy use in their facilities.

The Green Buildings Program successfully instigated and established a foothold for energy efficiency in the Philippine buildings sector. In the 18-month initial phase alone, a total of twelve organizations, consisting of commercial, industrial and even government and private institutions implemented energy efficiency measures in their facilities. The estimated energy savings from the completed projects were about 2000 MWh/yr and carbon dioxide reduction of approximately 11,870 tonnes, assuming a project life of 10 years. Additionally, the inclusion of energy efficiency itself in the priority list of buildings design and operations in the Philippine buildings sector was a significant accomplishment of the Green Buildings Program. Building owners realized that energy efficiency was a win-win solution that would not only reduce their energy consumption but also prolong the service life of their equipment, facilities and/or buildings and boost their corporate image as environment-friendly companies.

Contact for more information

iiecmanila@iiec.org

 

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Philippine Transportation Initiative

Region

Asia

Service Area

New Initiatives

Project Title

Philippine Transportation Initiative

Country

Philippines

Client

 

Project Funding Agency

U. S. Agency for International Development and U. S. Country Studies Program

Project Duration

Start Date

1998

Scheduled Completion

1999

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

IIEC implemented a participatory transport planning process for Metro-Manila, which included four 2-day workshops for 36 participants from government, non-governmental and, private-sector organizations.

IIEC trained the facilitators in participatory processes and oversaw the conduct of the workshops. The workshops resulted in the identification of 24 specific initiative concept papers to improve Metro Manila's transport system. The participants came up with action plans for implementing seven of the initiatives. The initial workshops were funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. Follow-up work in 1999 was funded by the U.S. Country Studies Program.

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Regional & Global TOP LINK
Project Title
Asia Pacific Urban Energy Association (APUEA)

Project Name

Asia Pacific Urban Energy Association (APUEA)

Name of Client

International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC)

Country

Asia Pacific

Project Location within country

Asia pacific

Source of Financing

International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC)

Length of Consultancy Assignment

Start Date

1st June 2017

Completion Date

On-going

Detailed Narrative Description of Project:
The project aims to be a platform to collect and disseminate knowledge, best practices, and tools related to the development of sustainable urban energy systems, and thereby support the development of liveable cities in the Asia Pacifi­c region. (http://apuea.org)

Detailed Description of Actual Service Provided by your Firm:

  • Establish a portal for sharing international and regional best practices for planning and implementing sustainable urban energy systems, including policies and regulations, business models, concepts and technologies.
  • Act as an information hub to support city policymakers, program managers, and other stakeholders in the design, development, and support of sustainable urban energy systems.
  • Promote the development of sustainable urban energy projects, customized for the different countries in the Asia Pacific region, by actively supporting project consortiums with project development and implementation.
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Electrifying Mobility in Cities: Investing in the Transformation to Electric Mobility in India” and “Integrated, Sustainability, and Low Emission Transport in Maldives”

Project Name

Electrifying Mobility in Cities: Investing in the Transformation to Electric Mobility in India” and “Integrated, Sustainability, and Low Emission Transport in the Maldives”

Name of Client

United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

Country

Regional - India & Maldives

Project Location within country

Maldives: Male, Hulhumale
India: Across the country

Source of Financing

United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

Length of Consultancy Assignment

Start Date

July 2019

Completion Date

March 2020

Detailed Narrative Description of Project:
The GEF Council approved UNEP-IEA Lead Electric Vehicle along with 16 country projects. The assignment is to develop the GEF CEO Endorsement document (GCED) and related annexes proposal for India and Maldives based on the approved child project concept for the two countries. This includes the GEF CEO Endorsement request document as well as all UN Environment annexes and appendices for the GEF 7 cycle project.

Detailed Description of Actual Service Provided by your Firm:

  • Undertake information gathering and analysis on electric vehicle necessary for preparing the GCED and related annexes;
  • Undertake consultations with key stakeholders as agreed with UN Environment and ADB in understanding the needs and in developing the deliverables for the project to meet the outputs and outcomes outlined in the Child Project Concept.
  • Identify potential co-financing contributions and undertake discussions to seek collaboration and co-financing letters from partners.
  • Prepare a final draft of the full GCED and annexes under the guidance of UN Environment as per the detailed annotated templates included in Annex I for submission to internal UN Environment review processes (including the Project Review Committee – PRC) and post-approval by PRC to the GEF Secretariat;
  • Review all PRC / GEF Sec comments on the CEO Endorsement Document, propose responses and ensure review sheets are developed timely and with high quality.
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Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy (RISE) 2020

Project Name

Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy (RISE) 2020

Name of Client

The World Bank

Country

Western Balkans Region, Asia Region, ECA Region

Project Location within country

 

Source of Financing

The World Bank

Length of Consultancy Assignment

Start Date

August 2019

Completion Date

March 2020

Detailed Narrative Description of Project:
The World Bank has funded IIEC to conduct detailed desk research and consultation with key stakeholders to collect and update all the required data and information for the RISE index to be updated as of December 31, 2019, for
Western Balkans Region which includes the following countries:
Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Montenegro.
Asia and Pacific Region which includes the following countries:
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vanuatu, and Vietnam.
ECA Region which includes the following countries:
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

The Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy (RISE) project is a tool to assess the policy and regulatory environment for private investment in sustainable energy. Through a suite of specially-designed indicators and detailed country-specific data, RISE provides a global reference point for countries to evaluate their enabling environment in energy access, renewable energy, and energy efficiency—and what policies and other instruments they may need to move toward their sustainable energy vision. RISE highlights good practices across countries that can foster a good enabling environment for sustainable energy and support peer learning.

Detailed Description of Actual Service Provided by your Firm:

  • To review and update the information to be accurate as of December 31, 2019, for the energy efficiency, and renewable energy pillars.
  • Additional information to support the survey answers that have changed, according to a template provided.
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Promoting Municipal Energy Efficiency Initiatives in Southern Africa

Region

Africa

Service Area

Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Urban Development

Project Title

Promoting Municipal Energy Efficiency Initiatives in Southern Africa

Country

Regional

Client

 

Project Funding Agency

 

Project Duration

Start Date

 

Scheduled Completion

 

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

IIEC-Africa collaborated with cities in the SADC region to bring the benefits of energy efficiency to urban management. The benefits of these opportunities extended far beyond the prize of energy efficiency and included the following: improved urban service management, reduced localized air pollution, improved quality of basic urban services, and cost savings that translated into more extensive services. All  these outcomes  directly impacted the urban poor in Southern Africa.

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South Africa TOP LINK
Project Title
Sustainable Housing Initiative Project

Region

South Africa

Service Area

Sustainable Urban Development

Project Title

Sustainable Housing Initiative Project

Country

South Africa

Client

 

Project Funding Agency

UNFCCC

Project Duration

Start Date

 2002

Scheduled Completion

 2002

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

This was the first ever housing-focused climate change project under the auspices of the Clean Development Mechanism of UNFCCC. This project implemented “Housing for a Healthier Future” and brought the benefits of energy-efficient homes to low-income residents of South Africa.

IIEC built 16 new energy-efficient demonstration homes in township communities in South Africa. The homes were built using energy-efficient components and passive-solar design. Representatives of the South African and Dutch building industries worked together with IIEC in identifying energy-efficient materials and construction methods. The residences that were build under this project were monitored for their energy and greenhouse gas savings, as well as health and quality-of-life benefits to residents. The results were reported to both the Dutch and South African governments, as well as to the U.N.

Contact for more information

 

 

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Thailand TOP LINK
Project Title
Promoting household energy conservation through feedback services and home energy audit on residential sustainable lifestyle programs

Project Name

Promoting household energy conservation through feedback services and home energy audit on residential sustainable lifestyle programs

Name of Client

Provincial Electricity Authority of Thailand (PEA)

Country

Thailand

Project Location within country

Nationwide

Source of Financing

UN Environment

Length of Consultancy Assignment

Start Date

May 2019

Completion Date

 

Detailed Narrative Description of Project:              
This project aimed to reduce household electricity consumption and CO2 emissions and transform the behavior and lifestyle in the residential sector by encouraging energy-saving behaviors and the adoption of energy-efficient equipment.

Detailed Description of Actual Service Provided by your Firm:
IIEC performs the following activities:
Activity 1: Establishing a database of energy use in the residential sector

  • Conduct a field survey on household energy consumption in 4,200 households in 4 provinces of Thailand
  • Conduct a retail market survey on household electrical appliances in each province (at least 20 stores in a total of four provinces).
  • Develop a database of household survey and retail market survey on household electrical appliances

Activity 2: Developing software for analysis and assessment of household electricity consumption and automatic creation of a feedback report and providing feedback service to pilot households

  • Develop a software system
  • Create a cloud server for database storage of energy use in the residential sector
  • Summarize feedback service in 50 targeted households

Activity 3: Home Energy Audit

  • Design and develop an assessment tool for home energy auditors to assess how much energy a household consumes
  • Conduct Training workshops for home energy auditors
  • Summarize feedback service in 50 targeted households
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Accelerating construction of energy efficient green housing units in Thailand

Project Name

Accelerating construction of energy-efficient green housing units in Thailand

Name of Client

UN Environment

Country

Thailand

Project Location within country

Nationwide

Source of Financing

UN Environment

Length of Consultancy Assignment

Start Date

23 October 2019

Completion Date

On-going

Detailed Narrative Description of Project:
The main objective of the project is to prepare a CEO endorsement request documents, in line with the approved PIF and the latest UNEP and GEF guidelines and templates.

Detailed Description of Actual Service Provided by your Firm:

  • Work closely with the national consultants and other experts in seeking inputs necessary for preparing the GEF CEO Endorsement document.
  • Develop the Alternative Scenario (Sec 1b-3) based on the inputs prepared by the above-mentioned expert institutions and consultants.
  • Identify potential co-financing contributions and undertake discussions to seek collaboration and co-financing letters from partners.
  • Prepare a final draft of the full GCED and annexes under the guidance of UN Environment as per the detailed annotated templates included in Annex I for submission to internal UN Environment review processes (including the Project Review Committee – PRC) and post-approval by PRC to the GEF Secretariat;
  • Review all PRC / GEF Sec comments on the CEO Endorsement Document, propose responses and ensure review sheets are developed timely and with high quality.
  • Participate in the stakeholder workshops.
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