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Ulaanbaatar Green Affordable Housing and Resilient Urban Renewal Project (AHURP)

Multifamily Housing, Apartments
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia


  • Sustainability Goals and KPI Setting

  • EDGE Consultancy and Implementation

  • Building performance optimization

  • Green Material Specifications

  • Policy Reform Advisory

GBCE is currently the energy efficiency team leader for the ADB funded AHURP's project in Ulaanbaatar, a 10,000 unit residential project reconfiguring 100 hectares of Ger areas into low-carbon, climate-resilient 20 eco districts. 


The objectives of the project are:

  1. To improve the climate resilience of Ulaanbaatar city and the adaptability of Mongolia to climate change

  2. To  reduce greenhouse gas emission and pollution, and improve the livability in Ulaanbaatar city, by transforming the highly climate-vulnerable and high polluting peri-urban areas of Ulaanbaatar (ger areas) into eco-districts characterized as low-carbon, climate resilient, and affordable.


“AHURP aims to bridge current gaps in climate responsive urban development and green affordable housing by transforming the highly climate-vulnerable and heavily polluting peri-urban areas of Ulaanbaatar (ger areas) into low-carbon, climate resilient and affordable Eco-Districts. AHURP will also establish policies, mechanisms, and standards for sustainable affordable housing and green urban redevelopment. The resulting impact will be improved living conditions in Mongolia by assisting Ulaanbaatar to be a safe, healthy and green city that is resilient to climate change and provides a liveable environment for its residents.”


Fact sheet

Sector: Residential

Type: Multifamily Housing, Apartments

Location: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Client: MUB Municipality of Ulaanbaatar

Total Area: redeveloping 100 hectares of ger areas into 20 eco-districts

Number of units: 10,000 sustainable housing units

Capacity: 100,000 residents

Facilities: Commercial areas, Social facilities, Greenhouses

Project budget: US$544 million

Climate Investments: US$225 million

Anticipated date of completion: 2026

Current Project Stage: Detailed Design / Construction Stage

Sustainable Objective: low-carbon, climate resilient and affordable Eco-Districts, EDGE certification

Targeted climate mitigation results: 

Direct economic lifetime GHG emission reductions of 7.92 million tCO2e 

Indirect economic lifetime GHG emission reductions of 39.59 million tCO2e (including direct emission reductions)


Project Roles: International Energy Efficiency Expert / Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Team Leader

We are currently handling and managing the technical aspects of the project’s climate change mitigation requirements including defining relevant KPIs, reviewing international and national practices in regards to building sustainable performance, policy reform for green building adoption, developing interdisciplinary measurement, verification and reporting systems, conducting technical studies such as energy modeling, life cycle assessments as well as facilitating the EDGE certification for the project. In parallel, we are managing a local team of experts and providing expertise and knowledge to upskill local capacities. GBCE is also providing guidance to ensure climate strategies are adequately financed to appeal to investors and is supporting the development of performance based financing to ensure building developments are designed, built and operated to requirements stated by GCF and ADB.

Sustainability targets and features

Sustainability Objective: low-carbon, climate resilient and affordable Eco-Districts, EDGE certification


  • Improved thermal insulation

  • Improved heating efficiency

  • Reduced embodied carbon emissions

  • Improved water efficient fixtures

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