Under the Lot 2: Energy of the Framework agreement to support EIB advisory services (EIBAS) activities inside and outside EU-28, NTU provided Technical Assistance for the Ukraine public buildings energy efficiency project.
High-energy consumption in Ukraine is a financial burden and local authorities suffer for these costs that make up the second largest item of expenditure in the municipal budget after staffing. The EIB in cooperation with the Ministry for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine developed a project aiming at implementing comprehensive energy efficiency renovations in central government and municipal buildings.
How we are doing it
The overall objective of this TA project is to define and prepare the Ukraine public buildings energy efficiency operations in Ukraine with the emphasis on small and medium-size Ukrainian cities. The project and its novel approach aim to increase EE investments to meet the demands of all municipalities, as well as to standardise the process for requesting EE renovations through the creation of a dedicated web portal and a call for proposals. Through the project, it is expected that municipalities will develop capacities that can be useful for other energy efficiency projects.
The NTU consortium carried out works to assess a sustainable financing and implementation structure, identify potential risks and bottle-necks suggesting mitigation strategies, assess the market appetite for the EIB approach based on the borrowing and sub-project management capacities of Ukrainian municipalities for energy efficiency investments and also engage with the main stakeholders in Ukraine both at central and municipal levels.
The NTU consortium carried out activities to study the current situation regarding EE in public buildings and to develop new investment cases. During the project, the contractor also analysed market supply and demand and conducted an institutional feasibility study, with a simulation in seven municipalities of varying sizes, what allowed to determine the willingness and capacities at municipal level. NTU concluded that the EIB Programme for Ukraine Public Buildings Energy Efficiency has a strong uptake at national and municipal level and provided an optimal financing and lending structure, as well as a successful strategy for the implementation of these projects in other municipalities.