Energy efficiency

The efficient use of energy resources is very important to the whole population, especially for mountain communities.

In this focal area, CAMP Alatoo aims its activities at improving living conditions of rural people through the dissemination of energy-efficient technologies. For this, CAMP Alatoo conducts awareness-building activities in mountain communities on the following issues: existing tools and solutions for sustainable use and production of energy, facilitating a common understanding on the meaning of sustainable energy, and promoting the use of alternative energy. In addition, CAMP Alatoo helps increase the capacities of local masters by offering trainings how to apply thermal insulation technologies in houses, how to construct energy-efficient stoves, as well as promoting the institutional development of trained masters by organising them into groups. With the overarching objective being to disseminate energy-efficient technologies, it is necessary to promote access to loans to use for energy-efficient technologies and develop new, innovative energy-saving technologies and tools. All activities are aimed at enhancing cooperation and strengthening interrelations between the interested institutions.

For this purpose, the following tools are used:

  • Learning for Sustainability (L4S) training module in energy conservation. This includes: a simulation game as an introduction to the learning process; insights of renewable and non-renewable energy sources; provides insights on the types and seasonal consumption of energy; and includes discussion on construction techniques appropriate for rural areas, including traditional ones. Particular attention is paid to sustainable use of energy, house insulation technology, and energy-efficient stoves. Training is aimed at increasing public awareness on energy conservation and capacity building on energy-efficient technologies.
  • Training on thermal insulation technologies. This is both a theoretical and practical training on thermal insulation of houses for masters in rural areas. This technique allows masters to understand and test various insulation techniques in practice. Having completed the course, the masters can work independently to insulate other peoples’ houses.
  • Workshops on construction of energy-efficient stoves. This approach is aimed at training local masters on how to construct energy-efficient stoves. In the course of the training, masters gain theoretical and practical skills in stove construction. Additionally, the program includes training in marketing to attract more orders for the construction of stoves.
  • Training on construction of energy-efficient greenhouses. A year-round vegetable production technology was developed and tested in the mountain regions.
  • Capacity building on institutional development of the trained masters. The training is based on the outcomes of the research, which defined a necessity in uniting masters into a single institution. Such an approach promotes disseminating their services on use of energy-efficient technologies and getting permanent income from them.
  • Rural microcrediting for financing the application of energy-efficient technologies through establishing micro-credit agencies and cooperating with local financial institutions.


  • Three films on house insulation and construction of energy-efficient stoves. The films are used as teaching aids for masters.
  • A documentary film about energy conservation in rural areas.
  • Training Module L4S “Raising Awareness of Local Communities About the Possibility of Energy-Saving Technologies’ Application in Rural Homes” is regularly held in Kyrgyz villages and promotes use of the technology.


History of the projects:

Implementation period

Project title




Conservation of Natural Resources and Improvement of Living Conditions of Mountain Communities by Using Energy-Efficient Technologies

The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety  and Municipality of Liechtenstein

Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan

2009 – 2010

Development of House Insulation and Energy-Efficient Stoves Construction Directories on Engineering Proposals

German Society for International Cooperation


2010 – 2011

Promotion of Use of Renewable Energy and Energy-Efficiency

Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) University of Bern


Development of an Energy-Efficiency Training Manual and Conducting Training Courses to Regional Universities in Kyrgyzstan

University of Central Asia



Comfort House: Local Capacity Building to Improve Living Conditions through Energy-Efficiency and Sanitation

Women in Europe for a Common Future, WECF

Issyk-Kul oblast of Kyrgyzstan


Insulation of Houses and Construction of Energy-Efficient Stoves to Improve Living Conditions in the Zerger Water Basin

Municipality of Liechtenstein

Zerger Water Basin, Osh oblast


Promoting Micro Energy International in Analyzing the Market on Providing Energy-Efficient Construction Services

German Society for International Cooperation

Issyk-Kul oblast


Study: Institutional Development of Masters Involved in Energy-Efficient Construction

German Society for International Cooperation

Issyk-Kul oblast


Capacity Building of Local Masters, NGOs, Project Organizations, Providing Services in Energy-Efficient Construction

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development , Energy Centre Bratislava



Reduction of CO2 Emissions by Demonstrating Practical Measures on House Insulation and Construction of Energy-Efficient Stoves for 250 Community Members of At-Bashy District in Naryn Oblast

Small Grants Program of Global Economic Fund

Naryn oblast


Dissemination of Energy-Efficient  Technologies

Municipality of Liechtenstein

At-Bashy rayon. Naryn oblast