Energy Efficiency Improvements in Public Sector Buildings in China (PSBEE)

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From November 20, 2018 to November 20, 2022

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 13.2 Integrate climate change into national policies, planning
  2. 7.3 Double global rate energy efficiency improvement
  3. 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure, retrofit industries for sustainability

Project ID: 5395

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Technical team

  • Energy Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Energy efficiency


  • Appliances
  • Buildings



Transformed sector(s)

  • Energy

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Institutional mechanism and system building
  • Policy advice


  • Law regulation
  • Capacity building
  • Management operation


  • Institutional framework
  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation
  • Energy finance
  • Technical capacity building
  • Awareness raising
  • Knowledge/Data management
  • Demonstration sites/Pilot

Social inclusion

  • Private sector

Gender equality


Gender result effectiveness scale



  • People pathway
  • Systems pathway
  • Sci-tech pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Hazard control/mitigation

SDG target(s)

  • 13.2 Integrate climate change into national policies, planning
  • 7.3 Double global rate energy efficiency improvement
  • 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure, retrofit industries for sustainability

Conventions and protocols


Private sector(s)

  • Capital providers

Hot topic

  • Multi-stakeholder collaboration

Project description

The public sector in China include the national and local government-owned and operated institutions and facilities that provide service to the general public. These include buildings of government (central and local) ministries/departments, quasi-government organizations and associations whose operating budget comes from the Chinese government. To facilitate the widespread practice and application of energy conservation and energy efficiency (EC&EE) in the public sector, the National Government Offices Administration (NGOA) established its Energy Conservation Management Division (ECMD) in 2010, making it responsible for advancing, guiding, coordinating and supervising the implementation of EC&EE initiatives in the public sector in China. It has issued a number of administrative actions on EC&EE in the public sector during the 12th Five-Year Plan (12th FYP) period and has so far realized modest achievements. Even though the public sector in China has realized some achievements in EC&EE and in the application of low carbon technologies, energy utilization efficiency and reduction in specific energy consumption in the public sector can be further improved in the coming 13th FYP periods. This existing situation can be greatly improved through improving barriers, including: integrating policy and regulatory frameworks, evaluations systems, market-oriented financing mechanism, and improved outreach and professional capacity building.

USD $9,132,420

Grant amount

USD $70,500,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($9,132,420)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of China

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