Apartment House: Basics of Energy Efficiency

26th April, 2016, supported by the Odessa City Council and the Odessa Development Fund NGO was held a seminar for Housing Cooperatives (“condominiums” in european meaning) and Building Cooperatives on theme “Apartment House: Basics of Energy Efficiency”. Seminar was conducted in the framework of Project of IFC (International Financial Corporation) – “Energy efficiency in the Residential Sector of Ukraine”.

The event was attended by about 60 representatives of Condominiums and Building cooperatives of the Odessa city.
Opening of the seminar was followed by introductory speech the Deputy Mayor of Odessa Pavel Vugelman. He has noted the importance and relevance of the energy efficiency in our city and emphasized that the Odessa City Council considers necessary the implementation of such measures and programs and provides comprehensive support with their side.
Director of Odessa City Council Department of Economic Development Mr. Dmitry Radulov has presented Program of the Odessa City Council for support of energy saving measures. Seminar participants were informed about the procedure of compensation for the part of loans from the state and city budgets. The chairmen of the Condominiums and Building cooperatives, who have already participated in this program, have shared their experiences. For today, already three Condominiums and Building cooperatives have taken the opportunity to obtain such compensation.
During the seminar, an expert on the modernization of heating systems Mr. Andrey Il’chenko and project expert of IFC Mr. Victor Mostovoy have described the engineering basics of the thermal modernization, ways of warming of houses and basic variants of energy efficiency measures in the Apartment Houses. Also, project expert of IFC Mr. Nickolay Ilinov has substantiated to the seminar participants a financial feasibility for measures on the thermal modernization of houses. The issues of loans and payback of energy efficiency measures were given the most attention. IFC project experts have noted that they would provide free consultations for all wishing of representatives of the Condominiums \ Building cooperatives, who will take decisions to implement of the energy efficiency measures at his houses\cooperatives.

The event was closed with series of questions-answers and individual consultations of experts for all wishing to participants of seminar.

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