In 2015, the Republic of Macedonia promoted energy efficiency by adopting new or amended bylaws at the national level. The U.S. Agency for International Development collaborated with the Ministry of Economy to develop the bylaws, which included rules for certifying energy auditors and establishing building efficiency rating procedures.
The adopted legislation led to the certification of approximately 250 energy auditors and over 40 companies to perform energy audits, and established requirements for energy audits to be conducted in over 5,000 public buildings. The energy savings based on energy audit reports are expected to be a significant contributor to the national energy efficiency target of reducing end user energy consumption by 9 percent by 2018.
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