On June 22, the Verkhovna Rada has adopted the Law “On Energy Efficiency of Buildings”, which defines the operating principles of the energy efficiency of buildings and aims at energy savings. According to the Vice Prime Minister – the Minister for Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services Hennadii Zubko, this document provides guidance to Ukrainian families for energy efficiency measures and an opportunity to reduce the pressure of communal tariffs. The adoption of this law is aimed at fulfilling Ukraine’s obligations as for requirements of the relevant Directive of the European Parliament and the EU Council.
According to the text of the document, energy certification of buildings will be introduced in Ukraine. For each building, there will be determined its class according to a European scale and given recommendations for reducing energy consumption.
An important innovation is the definition of regulatory frameworks for independent monitoring of buildings energy efficiency certificates, as well as liability for violations of legislation in the field of energy efficiency.
Also, the document provides mechanisms for raising funds to implement the energy efficiency measures and tools which guarantee the financing of such measures based on the practices of the EU member states. In particular, such an instrument should become the Energy Efficiency Fund.
Source: The Verkhovna Rada