The Head of the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving (SAEE) Serhii Savchuk and EBRD Managing Director for Eastern Europe and the Caucasus Francis Malige signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Energy Efficiency Certification in Ukraine.
In particular, the EBRD and the SAEE initiated the implementation of a special comprehensive program that would allow:
• to calculate energy characteristics of buildings;
• to develop certificates of energy efficiency of buildings;
• to administer certificates database and energy auditors;
• to ensure the verification of quality of the certificates.
It is important that the development of such software will simplify the work of energy auditors in the process of preparation of quality certificates.
In its turn, the SAEE will be responsible for monitoring certificates and keeping record of energy auditors.
"I am pleased to note that in this way we are strengthening our cooperation with the EBRD. We already have successful experience of work on the ESCO-mechanism and ‘warm loans’. Now the EBRD helps to automate the process of creating building certificates", said the Head of State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine.
Serhii Savchuk also reminded that the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving already cooperates with 23 higher educational institutions on the launch of training programs for energy auditors and the establishment of attestation commissions.
"I urge universities to actively implement training programs and certification commissions for energy auditors", said Serhii Savchuk.