CLI-MA – From Housing Manager to Climate Manager

Providing climate management trainings to building managers in order to reduce GHG emissions of residential buildings in Poland and Latvia.


Buildings are responsible for 40 percent of GHG emissions in the EU. This is due largely to the big number of old buildings that do not meet energy efficiency standards. To achieve the goal set by the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, the renovation rate must be increased considerably. Yet, available financial support from domestic and EU sources is not fully tapped by building owners in Poland and in Latvia.

The logo of the CLI-MA project. © CLI-MA

The logo of the CLI-MA project. Photo: © CLI-MA


Building managers play a crucial role in organizing refurbishment processes and fundraising. Therefore, the project addresses the building managers by providing standardised training curricula based on German experience. The training focuses on preparation, financing and implementation of climate change mitigating measures related to energy and water use in residential multi-family buildings and their surroundings. Polish and Latvian experts prepare the training materials. The project organises pilot trainings for 20 candidates per country. To guarantee the widespread sharing of the project results, various media activities, national workshops, and an international workshop during the annual 62nd International Scientific Conference at Riga Technical University are organised. The project concludes with a final public event in Germany as part of the annual Deutscher Verwaltertag.

Project information

Updated: January 2021

Countries: Germany, Latvia, Poland

Project duration: 10/20 - 03/23

Funding: 412,479 €

Target groups: Civil Society, Private sector, Research Institutes

Implementing organisation: Energy Conservation Foundation

Partners: Housing Initiative for Eastern Europe (IWO) e.V., Riga Technical University (RTU IESE)

Contact Person:

Mr Andrzej Rajkiewicz

Energy Conservation Foundation

ul. Świętokrzyska 20
00-002 Warszawa



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The European Climate Initiative (EUKI):

This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.

For more information on the EUKI: www.euki.de