Ukraine could reduce gas consumption by half, – Zubko

Украина способна сократить потребление газа вдвое, - Зубко

Vice Prime Minister – Minister of regional development, construction and housing and communal services of Ukraine Gennady Zubko said that gas consumption in Ukraine can be reduced by half

“Now the country consumes 18 billion cubic meters of gas, and can practically reduce this number to 9. How? We have developed a route map is very simple. The program “warm credits” has been used by approximately 650 thousand households, and which co-finances only payment building materials, Windows, doors, radiators and gas boilers will remain in the primary work for the private sector. And for multi-storey sector – we have to move to effectively conserve each sub-pennies. And it is a question of state institution “Fund of energy efficiency,” said Zubko.

Deputy Prime Minister said that on Monday an agreement was signed between the energy efficiency Fund and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), which gives the start of the funding for energy efficiency programs in multi-residential homes that have established condominiums.

“The key customer of the energy efficiency Fund is a multi-storey building, where the management of a common property Manager, or condominium. Why him? Because, unfortunately, these households are under the exclusive influence of heat supply companies, and they urgently need to reduce their energy consumption. Together with our international partners the energy efficiency Fund approved a grant policy that provides for co-financing from 20% to 50% on the introduction of energy efficient measures in apartment buildings. Minimally – setting ITR, the maximum is the total teplomerezhi house with replacement of engineering networks. The purpose of modernization and renovation – improving the quality of consumption, including the ability to obtain high-quality temperature and services. This also leads to an increase in the cost of housing up to 20-25%. And, most importantly, especially if we’re talking about the old housing stock, we are increasing the lifetime of the house. The story of the modernization of housing passed in many countries”, – said Zubko.