The Strengthening Low Carbon Energy Island Strategies (LCEI) project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and executed by the Ministry with implementation support from UN Environment.
- Transformation of markets for energy efficient technologies in buildings and the built environment in the Maldives; and
- Promotion of energy efficiency investments in buildings, particularly through private-public partnerships.
The overall objective of this project is to mainstream energy efficiency measures into policies, guidelines, standards and building practices in the Maldives and to achieve a substantial reduction of GHG emissions as a result of improved buildings and building management practices and to leverage substantial investment in activities leading to increased energy efficiency.
- Component 1: Adoption of policy, institutional and legislative framework to lower energy use in the building sector
- Component 2: Demonstration of innovative financing to lower energy use in the building sector
- Component 3: Capacity enhancement to lower the energy use and GHG emissions in the building sector
- Component 4: Monitoring and assessment system to measure effectiveness of the project interventions and to support replication
Hakathari – developed by the combination of words “hakatha” meaning energy and “thari” meaning stars, the programme is a standards and labelling programme for electrical appliances in the Maldives. The programme was launched on 16th September 2021. It provides consumers with a simple and clear indication of the energy-saving potential of electrical appliances, at the point of purchase.
Details about the program: http://www.environment.gov.mv/v2/en/hakathari-program
Financing program has been developed to increase the demand for Hakathari appliances and increase the uptake of labels into the appliance market. The financing scheme is designed as a list-based financing scheme which will allow for the purchase of 3, 4 and 5 star rated appliances from the list of items labelled under the Hakathari Program. The financing scheme is being implemented by Maldives Islamic Bank (MIB)
Certified Energy Auditor Training
Energy audit is an important tool for defining energy efficiency measures, which can be carried out at different levels. Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) training was conducted with support from the Association of Energy Engineer’s (AEE) for national capacity building in the field of energy auditing in the Maldives. AEE certification programs that are internationally accredited, such as the CEM and CEA, comply with global standards and industrial markets’ defacto requirements in over 100 countries and have been utilized by agencies and organizations to develop energy efficiency programs worldwide.
Read the full story: http://www.environment.gov.mv/v2/en/download/16325
Energy Efficiency Workshops for Students
To increase awareness of energy end-users, the public, students and the youths a tailor-made workshop was conducted for secondary school students, aimed at improving student’s knowledge on energy efficiency, also enabling them to raise awareness among their parents and families.
Read the full story: http://www.environment.gov.mv/v2/en/download/16336
Building Energy Efficiency Guideline
The energy efficiency guideline for buildings has been developed to provide guidance on designing and developing energy efficient buildings in the Maldives. The guideline was developed suitable for the Maldivian context by surveying the existing conditions, building practices material availability and inputs from architects, engineers and other professional practicing in the building construction field.
Energy Efficiency Badge
Awareness creates change by providing information about topics which are new. The energy efficiency badge was developed for all age groups of Maldives Girl Guides Association and the Scouts of Maldives. This badge widens the opportunity for engaging in energy efficiency good practices and knowledge in the areas of climate change, the benefits of energy efficiency in combating climate change throughout the Maldivian communities.
Demonstration of BREEAM certification
Housing Development Cooperation (HDC) has obtained the interim BREEAM certification for the design of the Green Office Building to be constructed in Hulhumale’, Republic of Maldives. The Green Office Building is the first building in the Maldives to achieve this certification. The BREEAM certification is one of the world’s leading science-based suite of validation and certification systems for a sustainable built environment. Support for the enhancement of the building design to achieve this certification was provided under the LCEI project.
Demonstration of Maldives Meteorological Service Office building
The LCEI project is supporting the development of the Maldives Meteorological Services building in Addu City. The building is designed based on the provisions of the Energy Efficiency Building Guidelines developed under the LCEI project. It will demonstrate energy efficient design in buildings and include a visitor’s centre to disseminate information on the development of energy efficient buildings.
Life Cycle costing Assessment
The tools and guidelines for the implementation of lifecycle costing assessment in public procurement has been developed. This process will allow for the holistic assessment of upfront, operational and end-of-life costs of electrical appliances in procurement processes. The implementation of this process will commence once Hakathari labelled appliances become widely available in the market.
- Video spot: Samakaara
- Video spot: Hakatha samakaara kurey
- Video spot: Importance of AC maintenance
- Video spot: Setting AC temperature
- Video spot: What is the Hakathari Label?
Standards and labeling
Maldives Building Energy Efficiency Guideline
Demonstration of energy efficient buildings
Development of financing programs
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