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In Ukraine, as well as in a majority of European countries, over 30% of end energy is consumed in buildings. This is the largest energy consuming sector in the national economy followed by the industrial and transportation sectors. The substantial difficulties in the reform of the Ukrainian housing sector are considerably related to low energy efficiency in buildings.

In this context, the Ukrainian-German technical cooperation Energy Efficiency in Buildings Project was launched by the Ukrainian and German governments in 2007. Commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH implements the Energy Efficiency in Buildings Project with its Ukrainian partner - the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Municipal Economy.

The key priorities of our Project are to support the development of a strategy for a national energy efficiency policy in the building sector in Ukraine and to improve energy efficiency in the Ukrainian municipal building sector through policies and strategies for implementation in four selected pilot cities: Chernihiv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Myrhorod and Novohrad-Volynskyi.