Nazira Navatova and Emil Abdyldaev

Besh Kungei village,
Chui Region, Kyrgyzstan

Installation of windowsWall InsulationFloor insulationRoof and ceiling
insulationInstallation of
highly efficient boiler

Investment amount
US$ 17,605.89
Grant Amount
US$ 3,383.53
Energy Saving
51.68 MWh/year
CO2 reduction
41.21 tons/year

The family of Emil Abdyldaev and Nazira Navatova is among 2,500 families in Kyrgyzstan who have invested in improving the energy efficiency of their homes through EBRD loans and European Union grants under the KyrSEFF programme.
Emil Abdyldaev and his wife are parents of three schoolchildren, two boys and a girl, and their health is of paramount importance. Therefore, when planning construction works, the spouses determined that the mandatory requirements for the new house will be safety, comfort, and modern design.
The couple chose a European construction project for the house, with a lot of stained-glass windows to provide a lot of sunlight. But a larger window surface also means costly installation, as well as higher expenditures for heating, should the technical characteristics of the windows be incorrectly chosen. 
Therefore, Emil Abdyldaev asked KyrSEFF specialists for technical advice and financial support on energy efficiency solutions. After the evaluation of the project, the team of engineers suggested changing the thickness of insulation, and choosing windows and heating systems to suit the climatic conditions in Kyrgyzstan. In December 2018, through the partner bank KICB, Mr Abdyldaev received $17,608 KyrSEFF funding for the installation of windows, walls, roof, floor and efficient heating systems.
According to specialists’ calculations, the energy saving from the project implementation will amount to 51.68 MWh/year and will result in the reduction of harmful carbon emissions by 41.21 tons annually.
In autumn 2019, after completion of all construction works, Emil Abdyldaev’s family moved into the long-awaited new house. According to Mr Abdyldayev, in winter the temperature in the house was comfortable, and the heating costs did not significantly affect the family budget. “All energy saving measures as a whole had a significant positive effect. The house has a warm floor and low radiators under the windows. During the quarantine period, we used all the rooms and were comfortable. We are satisfied with the measures implemented with the support of KyrSEFF,” said Emil Abdyldaev.
For the successfully implemented resource-efficient project, the  homeowners received a grant from the European Union as high as 20% of the loan amount. In the future, they plan to build a vestibule for heat preservation and install a solar collector for permanent hot water supply.
The Financing Sustainable Energy in Kyrgyzstan
Program (KyrSEFF
) is a green loan facility established in 2013 with a total portfolio of US$55 million, developed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). For successful implementation of energy saving measures through KyrSEFF, the program’s clients receive grants ranging from 10 to 35% of the total investment, and free technical support financed by the European Union (EC-IFCA).