How the life of Ukrainians will change the new public law: the President signed two important documents

President Petro Poroshenko on 20 July signed laws “On energy efficiency of buildings and energy efficiency Fund (PE)”. As a result, in the near future in Ukraine may make a market for energy efficiency. Professional auditors will evaluate the condition of the buildings, and determine how to “save” high-rise buildings against heat loss.

At the beginning of the year, Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman has shared his calculations: if Ukraine didn’t have to waste dollars on gas imports, the national currency would be strengthened to 18.5 hryvnia to the dollar. And so, confident in the European Commission. If a major modernization and increase gas production, you can completely abandon the import of blue fuel.

However, it will have to spend billions of dollars. Full thermo typical residential high-rises will cost five to eight million. And those in Ukraine – thousands. According to estimates DTEK ESKO, 85% of high-rise buildings in Kiev need aposteriori. What, they’re not only Khrushchev, but some of the buildings. “Recently, we analyzed the energy consumption of buildings 16 thousand clients-legal entities “, Kievenergo”. And found 1,000 buildings, which on average 5 times to save money on heating, if will carry out energy efficiency measures. The total saving for the year in such buildings can be of the order of 100 million hryvnias on the heating”, says Director of DTEK ESKO Yevhen Bushma.

In addition, a large amount of heat is lost in the public sector – schools, kindergartens, local governments, Executive authorities, etc. “hundreds of public buildings in Kiev can save money on heating from 2 to 10 times. And it is only in Kiev. In the regions, most likely, the situation is even more complicated. To the state budget more efficiently and transparently spent, of course, is to start modernization in the public sector with energy auditing,” – said the expert.

To move towards energy efficiency, the government expects due to the launch of PV and adoption of laws “On commercial accounting utilities” (more you can read about it here), “On housing and communal services” and “Energy performance of buildings”. More about this can be read here.

From the budget of Ukraine in the Fund will send 800 million, 25 million euros and Germany will allocate another 100 million euros – the European Union. Funds will be directed to loans to owners of private houses and condominiums. Before to participate in the program, they need to choose product and Fund to conduct energy audit.

A professional auditor will determine what activities you need to spend and make a budget. After documents must be submitted to the Bank that will issue the credit to pay contractors and materials. At the end of the work the Foundation will hold another energoaudit in order to check the result of modernization.

According to the law “On energy efficiency of buildings” energy performance certificate needs to: buildings, buildings of local and public authorities, budgetary institutions, if there is upgrading. To pay for an energy audit and a certificate will be the owners of the building. However, the act specifies: documents will check only at the beginning of next year. The resulting document will be valid for 10 years. Violators face a fine from 3400 to 5100 UAH.