Ukraine Advances Energy Efficiency of Buildings With New Bill

UKRAINE has taken a step forward in improving energy efficiency when Petro Poroshenko, Ukrainian President, signed the Energy Efficiency Fund bill, affecting the energy efficiency of buildings.

Germany have said they will provide up to 100 million euros to the Fund. Tansparency in the use of funds allocated from the budget for subsidies to the population will be paramount promised Poroshenko.

“Now using the energy consumption and energy saving fund mechanism our partners from Germany are providing up to 100 million euros – this is Hr 3 billion. The International Finance Corporation will conduct an audit. It will be a member of the supervisory board of the fund jointly with recognized authorities to ensure the effective use of each cent of budget funds,” Poroshenko said yesterday in Kyiv.

The bill will introduce obligatory certification of energy efficiency for buildings, from new constructions, plus public authority and municipality buildings when they are modernised.

The energy efficiency certification of buildings do not apply to industrial and nonresidential buildings with low energy consumption, buildings for religious events, cultural heritage items, temporary constructions and detached buildings with a total heating area of less than 50 square meters.

Image of by Олег Дубина (Oleg Dubyna) - reproduced under CCL.

Friday 21st July 2017

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