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., Slovakia); • Review of current housing policies, institutional structures, energy efficiency policies, reform agendas, as well as the banking sector landscape in the selected Western Balkans countries • Identify opportunities for legislative and regulatory improvements, capacity building, and financing models for developing enabling environment for energy efficiency investment by HOAs • Help focusing on the principal issues hindering energy efficiency improvement by future development assistance programming, policies and regulations • Help banking industry better understand the residential energy efficiency market size, potential and risks Residential housing energy efficiency in Western Balkans Main stakeholders, main issues Homeowners HOAs & Maintenance Co’s  Ageing building stock in urgent need of renovation  Need for capacity building for Home-owner associations (HOAs) and private building maintenance companies performing routine maintenance and capital renovation  Lack of resources for comprehensive renovation, insufficient level of fees, poor enforcement of fees  Limited institutional capacities in management, financing, energy efficiency Government Sources and Types of Financing  Ministries, agencies, municipalities  Insufficient legal-regulatory framework,, poor enforcement  Lack of national housing policy or building renovation strategy  Discrepancies between state and local government responsibilities • National housing and energy related funds • Municipal budgets, subsidies • International/bilateral donors grants • International financial institutions loans • Commercial banks/credit institutions loans • Green funds and non-governmental institutions loans and grants • “Unintended” impact of subsidies, grants and soft loans  Privatization gave households their ownership over real estate in all Western Balkan countries  Multi-apartment Building (MAB) households are responsible for O&M and repair of buildings, including energy efficiency improvements.  Mixed incomes / affordability  Decision-making is difficult Analysis Revelations – obvious and not that obvious • Virtually all energy efficiency implementations has grant component to “get the energy efficiency investment engine started” – for the last 3 decades !! • Very similar in each Western Balkan country, energy efficiency investment is hindered by several complex, interrelated issues, such as insufficient legal and regulatory environment, subsidized energy prices, low capacity for implementation, banking industry reluctance • Banks perceive lending to HOAs as extremely high risk due to multiple decision- makers/accountability, HOA legal status, low maintenance fees, irregular payments, difficult payment enforcement, lack of collateral • Rehabilitation of residential buildings in Western Balkans is Euro 4 bln market - single largest untapped market with large potential for CO2 reduction, job creation, positive impact on energy poverty, housing affordability, homelessness • Such level of investment cannot be funded by only public funds – it requires private, commercially based funding, not distorting market by grants and subsidies • Complex solution must include provisions for assisting vulnerable population 5 Recommended actions and next steps Governments Continue reform in housing, energy efficiency, banking regulations Develop clear strategies in prioritizing and financing building renovation Carefully target public/municipal finance for leveraging commercial EE lending in Building renovation (grants, guarantees, support schemes) Enroll (existing/new) public agencies in promotion and facilitation Learn from best practices: Slovakia, Romania, Poland, Croatia Hungary, Baltics Donors Streamline technical assistance for policy reform Strengthen the capacities of market players; particularly the HOAs for better creditworthiness Help design tailor made support mechanisms, support in development, implementation and monitoring of high-quality projects in building EE renovation Raise awareness of all players on the benefits of EE renovation Seek targeted use of grants for improving bankability of investments, financing building reinforcement/accessibility, subsidizing socially vulnerable households Seek pooled financing by multiple donors/IFIs Financial Institutions Provide affordable, tailor-made financing for building renovation to HOAs Partner with government in setting up guarantee facilities Require elimination of distortionary grant subsidies and aim for gradual commercialization of building EE investment finance Work with central banks/treasuries to design flexible financing products (project finance, unsecured lending, factoring) Partner with private sector (ESCOs) to manage and minimize risks 6 Andrew Popelka Senior Energy Advisor, Energy and Infrastructure Division Bureau for Europe and Eurasia U.S.
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Score: 987162 - https://unece.org/sites/defaul...lysis%20of%20the%20housing.pdf
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I am pleased to introduce the Secretary-General’s report A/73/355 on the progress of the renovation of the Africa Hall and the construction of new office facilities at the Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa. (...) Tendering for the Main Renovation Works is currently ongoing, and a contract award is expected in early 2019. (...) Taking the above into consideration, the schedule estimate for the Main Renovation Works to be completed is in early 2021, slightly later than the date initially planned.
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Score: 985006.9 - https://www.un.org/en/ga/fifth...2019_Constr_ECA_ASG%20OCSS.pdf
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They involve the installation of three temporary facilities in the Ariana park on the lake side of Build- ing S (see map above) needed to support the renovation project. They will remain in place until the end of the renovation works of the historic buildings. (...) ––– The renovation works in the historic Palais des Nations are so enormous that the Strategic Heritage Plan (SHP) qualifies as one of the largest renovation projects currently underway in Europe. (...) What will be the main impact of renovation works in the section of the Palais connecting Buildings A and C on staff?
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Score: 984436.8 - https://www.ungeneva.org/sites...iles/2020-09/Newsletter_11.pdf
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PRESS RELEASE  UNOPS & CANADA HANDOVER NEW RENOVATED VEHICLE  MAINTENANCE FACILITIES TO PASF    Jericho, Feb 2020 ​–The United Nations Office for Project Services in Palestine  (UNOPS) and Global Affairs Canada (GAC) officially handed over two renovated  centralised vehicle maintenance facilities in Jenin and Jericho to the Palestinian  Authority Security Forces (PASF).  The Government of Canada recently contributed CAD 714,335 for the renovations of  the facilities as well as for the procurement of equipment and the delivery of training  for maintenance staff. (...) During this project, UNOPS provided oversight over the management and  implementation of the activities. The renovation of these two maintenance facilities  aims to enhance the functionality and the readiness of the PASF facilities to repair its  vehicle fleet.  
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Score: 983396.9 - https://www.un.org/unispal/wp-.../2020/02/UNOPSCANPR_100220.pdf
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As to the Governance of this construction and renovation at the Economic Commission for Africa, the project owner is the Executive Secretary of ECA. (...) Phase 2 of the Conference Centre's roof renovation is planned for completion by the end of 2015, during the dry season. (...) Chair and Distinguished Delegates, To conclude, this report summarizes the completion of the Zambezi building and ancillary projects, updates on the required next steps to continue the renovation Africa Hall project, and updates on the renovations concluded at the Conference Centre.
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Score: 982899.6 - https://www.un.org/en/ga/fifth...6-17_Constr_ECA_ASG%20OCSS.pdf
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Discussion Paper_5 December 2012 UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISION FOR EUROPE D R A F T Discussion Paper Exploring PPP Options to Renovate Buildings: A Review of PPP Models & Their Applicability for the Renovation of the Palais des Nations December 2012 Note by the Secretariat This paper is prepared by the Secretariat for the initial discussion at the Special Session on Exploring PPP Options to Renovate Buildings: A Review of Best Practices and their Applicability for the Palais des Nations that will take place on December 6, 2012. (...) There is a clear distinction between facilities, renovation and management of the building, and transfer of ownership. 2. (...) PPP Models and Illustrative Relevant Case Studies in Renovation of Building In the matter of renovating buildings through PPPs, it is worth considering the following few options/models: 1.
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Score: 982213 - https://unece.org/DAM/ceci/ima...ground_paperUNOGrenovation.pdf
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GB.331/PFA/1 GB331-PFA_1_[DDGMR-170911-1]-En.docx 1 Key developments 1. The renovation of the southern third of the main building has been completed and is operational. (...) The inevitable teething issues were addressed promptly with particular emphasis on business continuity. 2. Renovation of the middle third of the building is in progress; the demolition and asbestos removal has been completed, the facade renovation is ongoing and the mechanical services works will begin in late September. (...) Upcoming works 5. The renovations are continuing in earnest with the works sequenced from the first floor up, following a Lean construction management system, based on the lessons learned from the renovation of the first third.
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Score: 981707.2 - https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/gro...eetingdocument/wcms_577871.pdf
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It is indeed a great honor for me to introduce the report of the Secretary-General, as contained in document A/69/369, outlining the progress to date in construction of New Office Facility; ongoing renovations of conference facilities; as well as the established requirements in order to allow us proceed with the renovation of Africa Hall. 3. (...) Page 3 of 4 • Phase 2 of the roof renovation of the Conference Centre is at the procurement stage and will also be completed in 2015. (...) Worth highlighting is that the estimated overall project cost for the proposed renovation of the Africa Hall building amounts to $ 56,896,300 over a period of seven years. 6.
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Score: 981707.2 - https://www.un.org/en/ga/fifth...em132_PB%202014-15_ECA_CoS.pdf
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Contract 2 | Nov 2019 - Dec 2023 Renovation of the Historic Buildings of the Palais des Nations, Buildings A, B, C, D, K and S, many of which date back to the 1930’s. The major component of the works 106,000+ m2 will be comprised of the renovation of Mechanical, Engineering and Plumbing (MEP) elements and asbestos removal.  The renovation will be undertaken whilst maintaining the business activities and major conferences in the Palais des Nations.
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Score: 981508.7 - https://www.ungeneva.org/en/procurement/SHP-procurement
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Decision concerning the update on the headquarters building renovation project Skip to main content ILO Advancing social justice, promoting decent work ILO is a specialized agency of the United Nations Countries Topics Sectors Search ilo.org Search ilo.org Menu Home About the ILO Newsroom Meetings and events Publications Research Labour standards Statistics and databases Contact Us Eastern Europe and Central Asia About the office Staff Vacancies Areas of work Employment Enterprises development Gender equality International Labour Standards Occupational safety and health (OSH) Social protection Workers' and Employers' organizations Countries covered Armenia Azerbaijan Belarus Georgia Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Russia Tajikistan Turkmenistan Uzbekistan News room Information resources Library Publications Video Links Newsletters Press about us Projects Events ILO home Regions and countries Eastern Europe and Central Asia News room Decision concerning the update on the headquarters building renovation project ... Decision concerning the update on the headquarters building renovation project Record of decisions | 15 March 2018 The Governing Body: a) Without prejudice to future decisions on the financing of further renovations, approved the use of resources in the Building and Accommodation Fund up to an amount of 600,000 Swiss francs, to finance further studies of land development of lot 4057; b) requested further inter-sessional consultations on phase 2 of the building renovation project; and c) deferred further decisions to the 334th Session (October-November 2018) of the Governing Body.
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Score: 981151.5 - https://www.ilo.org/moscow/new...WCMS_621452/lang--en/index.htm
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