Ger Plug-In


The Ger Plug-In is a permanent house that provides the ger with everything it does not have: a toilet; a shower; an electric heating system and increased thermal insulation.

To make it more affordable to residents, the Ger Plug-In is incremental. It can be built in two stages to reduce initial investment costs.
The first prototype was built in 2017 and was proven to perform environmentally 23% better than required by Mongolian building regulations. Over the winter the residents consume 93% less coal.
If each of the 163,000 ger ho

useholds was replaced by a Ger Plug-In this would result in an estimated saving of 576,042 tons of coal per year.


Mongolia


There are 840,000 people living in the ger districts of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. These sprawling settlements of gers (traditional felt tents) and self-built houses do not have centrally supplied water, heating, or sewage infrastructure. 70% of these households live in just a ger with each using an average 3.5 tonnes of coal and coke briquettes to heat their homes each winter when temperatures can drop to -40°C. The resulting toxic air makes Ulaanbaatar the most polluted capital in the world.

Even if people are able build a house, they typically lack basic sanitation, are poorly built and insulated, and still rely on fossil fuels to heat their homes.

The aim is to set up a business to design and implement affordable and sustainable homes for these districts.



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Mongolia


There are 840,000 people living in the ger districts of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. These sprawling settlements of gers (traditional felt tents) and self-built houses do not have centrally supplied water, heating, or sewage infrastructure. 70% of these households live in just a ger with each using an average 3.5 tonnes of coal and coke briquettes to heat their homes each winter when temperatures can drop to -40°C. The resulting toxic air makes Ulaanbaatar the most polluted capital in the world.

Even if people are able build a house, they typically lack basic sanitation, are poorly built and insulated, and still rely on fossil fuels to heat their homes.

The aim is to set up a business to design and implement affordable and sustainable homes for these districts.