Saving energy by better qualifying professionals in efficient heating systems

Project description

Title: Energy savings through qualified professionals for efficient heating systems in Mongolia
Commissioned by: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Co-funded by: WILO SE
Country: Mongolia
Partner: WILO SE / HandWerk stiftet Zukunft / Central Agency for German Schools Abroad (ZfA)
Lead executing agency: Ministry of Labour and Social Protection (MLSP)​​​​​​​
Overall term: 2021 to 2024

Developing training module, GIZ Mongolia


Mongolia has extreme climatic conditions with temperatures below minus 40°C in winter and above 40°C in summer. These extreme temperatures and long winters between October throughout April make a functioning heat supply essential for life. The demand for thermal energy has increased continuously in recent years, but the supply has stagnated. This presents cities like Ulaanbaatar with immense challenges. Additionally, the old, inefficient and often mis-dimensioned heat distribution and heating systems lead to high energy losses, enormous emissions and a poor indoor climate in buildings (overheated or hypothermic in winter). What is needed is modern climate-friendly control and regulation technology for widespread use. In addition, specialists must gain more knowledge on how to install, operate and maintain high-efficiency heating systems and training on this must be provided.


Mongolia is tapping into its energy-saving potentials by training qualified specialists and providing modern technologies to install and maintain more efficient heating systems.

Plumbing, Heating and Air ventilation course students, GIZ Mongolei


The project works towards its goals by:

  • Enhancing the quality of training in the installation, operation and maintenance of energy-efficient heating solutions in cooperation with technical and vocational education and training (TVET) teachers and industry representatives.
  • Modernising the practical training environment at TVET institutions
  • Running a student exchange programme between Mongolian and German TVET trainees, to be set up with the support of the Association ‘Handwerk stiftet Zukunft’.
  • Offering further training for industry specialists and TVET students using enhanced training approaches and methods.
  • Enhancing standards for energy-efficient buildings through exchange in expert dialogues.
  • Raising awareness about the optimisation of heating systems, energy saving and the potentials of efficient heating systems.

Last update: Oktober 2022

Development Advisor in practice with TVET students, GIZ Mongolei