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Date: 6 Nov 2002 19:47:06 -0600
From: Paul Lacinski paul@...
Subject: Mongolia energy researcher- job posting


Hi all,

Some of you know that I am currently working as an advisor to a UNDP 
energy-efficient housing project in Mongolia.  A large percentage of 
the project's energy is going into straw bale construction, as bales 
are one of the only insulation materials that people in Mongolia can 
actually afford.  The project is currently seeking a person to lead 
the design and implementation of a study of energy efficient building 
methods in Mongolia.  The idea is to generate hard data about how 
much energy can be saved, in order to help convince Mongolians to 
invest their very limited funds in energy efficient houses, and to 
help convince international agencies to fund the development of the 
energy efficiency sector in Mongolia.

I've included the job posting, below.  Please feel free to pass it 
along to anyone with a background in energy research.  This is a more 
important criteria than familiarity with straw bale construction. 
You can contact me with questions, or send a CV directly to the 
project office at strawhouse@...

Thanks,

Paul





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Job Title:		Energy Efficiency Research Consultant (EERC)
Location:		Ulaanbaatar and provinces
Duration:		Four (4) work-months between 01 December 2002 
to 01 April 2004 
Project:	'Commercialization of Super-insulated Buildings in 
Mongolia' (MON/99/G35)
Supervisor:	National Project Coordinator of EEH-MON/99/G35


  Background:

Mongolia is among the coldest countries on Earth.  Its capital- Ulaan 
Baatar- is the coldest national capital on the planet. Because of the 
extreme continental climate, families living in the gher (traditional 
felt shelter) and private houses have no choice but to spend a large 
percentage of their income on heating fuel.  The fuel is typically a 
low quality coal, burned in inefficient stoves to heat poorly 
insulated houses.  This combination results in serious localized air 
pollution in Mongolia's population centers, while also making a 
contribution to the increase in greenhouse gases, and climate change.

In 1993, Mongolia ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on 
Climate Change (UNFCCC) whose ultimate objective is to achieve 
stabilization of greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations in the 
atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous human interference 
with the climate system.  In order to meet the requirement of the 
UNFCCC, the Government of Mongolia is implementing the following 
projects: 'Provision of Energy-Efficient Social Services' (will be 
closed at the end of 2002) and    'Commercialization of 
Super-Insulated Buildings in Mongolia' (MON/99/G35).  These projects 
aim to protect the environment by creating well-insulated new and 
retrofitted houses that substantially reduce fuel use, and thereby 
reduce CO2 emissions that result from burning coal and wood for 
heating in Mongolia.

The UNDP / Government of Norway and the Global Environmental Facility 
(GEF) are providing financial and technical support in order to 
realize the objectives of the above projects. One of the main 
activities of the MON/99/G35 project is: '...conducting complex 
research (energy-efficiency, economic benefit and environmental 
impact assessments) and testing in the newly built straw bale houses 
and refurbished houses and use the results for awareness raising and 
advocacy purposes....'

  The project is to hire an international consultant in order to 
accomplish the above research. The purpose of the research is 
threefold: (i) To compile a concrete and scientifically quantifiable 
report as to exactly how much energy, and hence carbon emissions, is 
saved by various types of energy efficient construction and 
renovation accomplished under the PEESS and EEH projects. This report 
should meet international standards for such work.  The report will 
be used (ii) domestically for training and educational purposes, and 
to foster wide duplication of energy-efficient construction 
techniques; and (iii) internationally, as a primary tool for 
attracting industrialized countries to finance the construction of 
energy-efficient buildings in Mongolia under the Clean Development 
Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol., which allows industrialized 
countries to meet their own emissions targets by assisting developing 
countries in cutting gas emissions.	 
    
Qualifications:

o University degree in relevant field- energy management, mechanical 
or civil engineering, etc.
o Experience in cold-climate energy research, especially in the field 
of energy efficient buildings.
o Experience with donor-assisted international projects, preferably 
in Asia and/or in transitional economies.
o Experience or familiarity with principles of the UNFCCC and the 
mechanisms introduced by the Kyoto Protocol.
o Experience with UNDP/Global Environment Facility (GEF) 
energy-efficiency and carbon emission trading projects is preferred.


o Skills in making environmental and cost-benefit analysis and 
preparing high quality research reports and making public 
presentations.
o In-depth knowledge of straw bale building and other 
energy-efficient construction techniques and principles, and 
international best practices.
o Fluency in English and excellent writing and computer skills.
o Willingness to travel extensively within Mongolia in cold seasons.

Scope of Work:

Under the direct supervision of the National Project Coordinator of 
the EEH-MON/99/G35 project, the Energy Efficiency Research Consultant 
will accomplish the following tasks: 

1) Develop the energy-efficiency research program, including 
methodologies and procedures for energy monitoring, in co-operation 
with the project implementing agency and UNDP.
2) Identify a national consultant/firm to facilitate monitoring and 
analyzing energy consumption in SB and refurbished houses as well as 
control houses made from wood, brick, etc.
3) In cooperation with national co-workers and Energy Conservation 
Centers, conduct monitoring program over winters of 2002-03 and 
2003-04.
4) Analyze the data collected and calculate the actual energy usage 
in straw bale houses, refurbished houses and the existing 
conventional houses.
5) Based on the calculated energy savings as well as expenses, 
analyze costs versus benefits of SB and refurbished houses.
6) Based on the calculated energy savings, analyze the potential 
environmental benefits of energy conservation measures in the housing 
sector.
7) Review and comment on recently developed guidelines for 
refurbishing existing houses with insulating materials, improved 
windows and doors, and improved heating stoves.
8) Review and comment on the recently developed university curriculum 
for energy conservation in the construction sector in Mongolia.
9) Present the findings of the energy-efficiency research at national 
seminars and workshops organized by the project.
10) Based on the findings and research data, prepare an 
internationally acceptable report.
11) Develop guidelines for establishing an 'energy efficiency 
criteria' to be introduced into the National Housing Program.
12) Develop a recommendation for the Government of Mongolia to look 
for possibilities in mobilizing resources through the Clean 
Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol.

  The consultant should work closely with related projects in 
Mongolia, such as: the Housing Finance Project of the Asian 
Development Bank, PEESS-MON/97/301 project, the Mongolian branch of 
Habitat for Humanity International, the Improved Household Stoves 
Project (supported by the World Bank), the National University for 
Science and Technology.

Timing and Budget:

This research will be conducted during the winters of 2002-03 and 2003-04.

Cost for the work to be determined upon selection of the Energy 
Efficiency Research Consultant.


- -- 
Paul Lacinski
Amy Klippenstein
GreenSpace Collaborative
Sidehill Farm
PO Box 107
463 Main St.
Ashfield, MA 01330 USA
01-413-628-3800


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Hi all, 
 
Some of you know that I am currently working as an advisor to a UNDP
energy-efficient housing project in Mongolia.  A large percentage
of the project's energy is going into straw bale construction, as
bales are one of the only insulation materials that people in Mongolia
can actually afford.  The project is currently seeking a person
to lead the design and implementation of a study of energy efficient
building methods in Mongolia.  The idea is to generate hard data
about how much energy can be saved, in order to help convince
Mongolians to invest their very limited funds in energy efficient
houses, and to help convince international agencies to fund the
development of the energy efficiency sector in Mongolia. 

I've included the job posting, below.  Please feel free to
pass it along to anyone with a background in energy research. 
This is a more important criteria than familiarity with straw bale
construction.  You can contact me with questions, or send a CV
directly to the project office at strawhouse@...
 
Thanks, 

Paul
 
 
 
<font face="Times New Roman" size="-1" color="#000000"> 
 
</font><font face="Times" color="#000000"><b>____TERMS OF
REFERENCE___ 
 
</b></font><font face="Times New Roman" size="-3"
color="#000000"><b>Job Title:</b><x-tab>    
</x-tab><x-tab>       
</x-tab>Energy Efficiency Research Consultant (EERC) 
<b>Location:<x-tab>  
</x-tab></b><x-tab>       
</x-tab>Ulaanbaatar and provinces 
<b>Duration:</b><x-tab>     
</x-tab><x-tab>        </x-tab>Four
(4) work-months between 01 December 2002 to 01 April 2004  
<b>Project:</b><x-tab> </x-tab>'Commercialization of Super-insulated
Buildings in Mongolia' (MON/99/G35) 
<b>Supervisor:</b><x-tab>    </x-tab>National Project
Coordinator of EEH-MON/99/G35 
</font><font face="Arial" size="-1" color="#000000">  
  
 </font><font face="Times New Roman"
color="#000000"><b>Background: 
</b></font><font face="Arial" size="-1" color="#000000">  
</font><font face="Times New Roman" size="-3" color="#000000">Mongolia
is among the coldest countries on Earth.  Its capital- Ulaan
Baatar- is the coldest national capital on the planet. Because of the
extreme continental climate, families living in the gher (traditional
felt shelter) and private houses have no choice but to spend a large
percentage of their income on heating fuel.  The fuel is
typically a low quality coal, burned in inefficient stoves to heat
poorly insulated houses.  This combination results in serious
localized air pollution in Mongolia's population centers, while also
making a contribution to the increase in greenhouse gases, and climate
change. 
 
In 1993, Mongolia ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on
Climate Change (UNFCCC) whose ultimate objective is to achieve
stabilization of greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations in the atmosphere
at a level that would prevent dangerous human interference with the
climate system.  In order to meet the requirement of the UNFCCC,
the Government of Mongolia is implementing the following projects:
'Provision of Energy-Efficient Social Services' (will be closed at
the end of 2002) and    'Commercialization of
Super-Insulated Buildings in Mongolia' (MON/99/G35).  These
projects aim to protect the environment by creating well-insulated new
and retrofitted houses that substantially reduce fuel use, and thereby
reduce CO2 emissions that result from burning coal and wood for
heating in Mongolia. 
 
The UNDP / Government of Norway and the Global Environmental Facility
(GEF) are providing financial and technical support in order to
realize the objectives of the above projects. One of the main
activities of the MON/99/G35 project is: '...conducting complex
research (energy-efficiency, economic benefit and environmental impact
assessments) and testing in the newly built straw bale houses and
refurbished houses and use the results for awareness raising and
advocacy purposes....' 
 
</font><font face="Arial" size="-1"
color="#000000"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="-3"
color="#000000"><b>The project is to hire an international consultant
in order to accomplish the above research. The purpose of the research
is threefold: (i) To compile a concrete and scientifically
quantifiable report as to exactly how much energy, and hence carbon
emissions, is saved by various types of energy efficient construction
and renovation accomplished under the PEESS and EEH projects. This
report should meet international standards for such work.  The
report will be used (ii) domestically for training and educational
purposes, and to foster wide duplication of energy-efficient
construction techniques; and (iii) internationally, as a primary tool
for attracting industrialized countries to finance the construction of
energy-efficient buildings in Mongolia under the Clean Development
Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol., which allows industrialized
countries to meet their own emissions targets by assisting developing
countries in cutting gas emissions.<x-tab>
</x-tab> </b></font>
<font face="Arial" size="-1" color="#000000"> </font><font
face="Times New Roman" size="-3" color="#000000"><b>   
Qualifications: 
 
</b></font><font face="Courier New" size="-3"
color="#000000">o</font><font face="Times New Roman" size="-3"
color="#000000"> University degree in relevant field- energy
management, mechanical or civil engineering, etc. 
</font><font face="Courier New" size="-3"
color="#000000">o</font><font face="Times New Roman" size="-3"
color="#000000"> Experience in cold-climate energy research,
especially in the field of energy efficient buildings. 
</font><font face="Courier New" size="-3"
color="#000000">o</font><font face="Times New Roman" size="-3"
color="#000000"> Experience with donor-assisted international
projects, preferably in Asia and/or in transitional economies. 
</font><font face="Courier New" size="-3"
color="#000000">o</font><font face="Times New Roman" size="-3"
color="#000000"> Experience or familiarity with principles of the
UNFCCC and the mechanisms introduced by the Kyoto Protocol. 
</font><font face="Courier New" size="-3"
color="#000000">o</font><font face="Times New Roman" size="-3"
color="#000000"> Experience with UNDP/Global Environment Facility
(GEF) energy-efficiency and carbon emission trading projects is
preferred. 
 
 
</font><font face="Courier New" size="-3"
color="#000000">o</font><font face="Times New Roman" size="-3"
color="#000000"> Skills in making environmental and cost-benefit
analysis and preparing high quality research reports and making public
presentations. 
</font><font face="Courier New" size="-3"
color="#000000">o</font><font face="Times New Roman" size="-3"
color="#000000"> In-depth knowledge of straw bale building and other
energy-efficient construction techniques and principles, and
international best practices. 
</font><font face="Courier New" size="-3"
color="#000000">o</font><font face="Times New Roman" size="-3"
color="#000000"> Fluency in English and excellent writing and computer
skills. 
</font><font face="Courier New" size="-3"
color="#000000">o</font><font face="Times New Roman" size="-3"
color="#000000"> Willingness to travel extensively within Mongolia in
cold seasons. 
 
<b>Scope of Work: 
 
</b>Under the direct supervision of the National Project Coordinator
of the EEH-MON/99/G35 project, the Energy Efficiency Research
Consultant will accomplish the following tasks:<u>  
 
</u>1) Develop the energy-efficiency research program, including
methodologies and procedures for energy monitoring, in co-operation
with the project implementing agency and UNDP. 
2) Identify a national consultant/firm to facilitate monitoring and
analyzing energy consumption in SB and refurbished houses as well as
control houses made from wood, brick, etc. 
3) In cooperation with national co-workers and Energy Conservation
Centers, conduct monitoring program over winters of 2002-03 and
2003-04. 
4) Analyze the data collected and calculate the actual energy usage in
straw bale houses, refurbished houses and the existing conventional
houses. 
5) Based on the calculated energy savings as well as expenses, analyze
costs versus benefits of SB and refurbished houses. 
6) Based on the calculated energy savings, analyze the potential
environmental benefits of energy conservation measures in the housing
sector. 
7) Review and comment on recently developed guidelines for
refurbishing existing houses with insulating materials, improved
windows and doors, and improved heating stoves. 
8) Review and comment on the recently developed university curriculum
for energy conservation in the construction sector in Mongolia. 
9) Present the findings of the energy-efficiency research at national
seminars and workshops organized by the project. 
10) Based on the findings and research data, prepare an
internationally acceptable report. 
11) Develop guidelines for establishing an 'energy efficiency
criteria' to be introduced into the National Housing Program. 
12) Develop a recommendation for the Government of Mongolia to look
for possibilities in mobilizing resources through the Clean
Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol. 
 
</font><font face="Arial" size="-1"
color="#000000"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="-3"
color="#000000">The consultant should work closely with related
projects in Mongolia, such as: the Housing Finance Project of the
Asian Development Bank, PEESS-MON/97/301 project, the Mongolian branch
of Habitat for Humanity International, the Improved Household Stoves
Project (supported by the World Bank), the National University for
Science and Technology. 
 
<b>Timing and Budget: 
 
</b>This research will be conducted during the winters of 2002-03 and
2003-04.</font> 
<font face="Times New Roman" size="-3" color="#000000"></font>
<font face="Times New Roman" size="-3" color="#000000">Cost for
the work to be determined upon selection of the Energy Efficiency
Research Consultant.</font> 
<font face="Times New Roman" size="-3" color="#000000"></font>
 
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Paul Lacinski 
Amy Klippenstein 
GreenSpace Collaborative 
Sidehill Farm 
PO Box 107 
463 Main St. 
Ashfield, MA 01330 USA 
01-413-628-3800
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