5 Million to finance energy efficiency of public buildings in Ukraine

Jun 23, 2017

Kyiv, June 23, 2017 - UNDP is launching a new project on improving energy efficiency of public buildings in Ukraine, such as hospitals, schools, governmental and higher education facilities, kindergartens, orphanages, pharmacies, employment centres, libraries and museums in small and medium sized cities.

The project will enable municipalities to directly implement energy efficiency measures by providing technical support to Energy Service Companies (ESCOs). This measure will also help to scale down both energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

Funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), this project enables the renovation and modernization of electrical and thermal power systems in public buildings. Local engineering firms will receive financial support for construction, installation, operation, maintenance and repair of equipment.

Through the active engagement of women, the project will also contribute to increase gender equality in the traditionally male-dominated energy efficiency sector.

Over a five-year period, minimum ten pilot projects will be implemented in ten small and medium sized cities in Ukraine. These ten projects are expected to save energy, resulting in an annual reduction of carbon dioxide emissions of an estimated 510 tons.

The project builds on the experience of the UNDP ESCO-Rivne project and will be implemented through the mechanisms established under the UNDP Environment and Energy Program and in partnership with the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services.

The total budget of the project, provided by the Global Environment Facility, amounts to 5,480,000 USD.

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Yevgeniy Zelenko, UNDP Ukraine Media Officer | +38 044 254 0035 | yevgeniy.zelenko@undp.org

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