Improving energy efficiency in the building sector through the use of renewable raw materials from agroforestry systems
As of: September 2021
More than half of primary energy consumption in Uzbekistan is being spent on the energy supply for the building sector. There is great need to increase efficiency though improved insulation of houses and to substitute carbon-intensive building materials with locally available bio-based resources. Based on locally adapted building design, materials, and improved production methods, the project developes resource-saving alternatives that combine both traditional and modern construction using wood, agricultural residues and clay. To demonstrate the advantages of such building systems it will build a model house in Tashkent. Educational materials will be developed that focus on the systemic relationships and synergetic benefits between agroforestry, ecosystem services, housing systems, energy efficiency and human well-being. These training modules will be included in the curricula of vocational and higher education. E-leaning contents will be made available for wider audiences in Central Asia.