Energy Efficiency Improvement in the Honduran Hotel Industry

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From August 24, 2017 to October 24, 2021

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 7.3 Double global rate energy efficiency improvement
  2. 8.3 Promote job-creation, entrepreneurial policies

Project ID: 5061

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Technical team

  • Energy Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Energy efficiency
  • Miscellaneous energy program


  • Buildings
  • Appliances
  • Cooling
  • Tourism



Transformed sector(s)

  • Tourism
  • Energy

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Innovative approaches
  • Normative support


  • Law regulation
  • Capacity building
  • Finance economy


  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation
  • Standards/ Labeling/ Guideline
  • Institutional framework
  • Technical capacity building
  • Institutional capacity building
  • Demonstration sites/Pilot
  • Energy finance

Social inclusion

  • Private sector

Gender equality


Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender targeted


  • Systems pathway
  • People pathway
  • Sci-tech pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Hazard control/mitigation

SDG target(s)

  • 7.3 Double global rate energy efficiency improvement
  • 8.3 Promote job-creation, entrepreneurial policies

Conventions and protocols


Private sector(s)

  • Capital providers

Hot topic

  • Multi-stakeholder collaboration
  • Poverty reduction

About this project


The MSP Objective is to remove barriers to the increased commercial use of more energy efficient electrical equipment in the small and medium-sized hotel industry in Honduras, in line with the National Strategy for Sustainable Tourism. Energy efficient markets in the power sector, in a business-as-usual scenario, face up political, financial and information barriers that need to be removed by reaching 3 outcomes and developing a group of cost-effective activities: i. enabling a more favorable policy-environment for EE, ii. creating a long-term innovative financial mechanism, the “Green Scheme”, and mobilizing existing commercial lending beyond the MSP completion, to finance a portfolio of 9 pilot-hotel investments during the MSP with commercial-oriented mechanisms such as guarantee notes, leasing, subsidized interest rates and micro-insurance, and iii. implementing an information dissemination platform to reach 400 hotels nation-wide, to achieve 40 GWh of annual savings and mitigate 319,615 tons of CO2, over a 20-year period.


Remove barriers to the increased commercial use of energy efficient electrical equipment in the small and medium-sized (S&M) hotel .

USD $1,278,538

Grant amount

USD $8,730,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($1,278,538)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Honduras

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