Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council together with the GIZ Project “Energy Efficiency in Municipalities” held an offsite meeting on May 14, 2015 at Dnipropetrovsk Regional Center of Cardiology and Cardiosurgery, which is one of the most energy-consuming objects amongst medical institutions of the region.
During the meeting the project experts provided consultancy support related to improving energy efficiency of the Center’s buildings. They also discussed the prospects of expanding the network of public institutions, where the system of energy monitoring should be introduced.
According to Mr. Ievhen Udod, Head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council, energy saving should be approached comprehensively. The Regional Council together with its international partners has implemented several projects that have already yielded tangible results, including the implementation of energy monitoring system that brought energy savings amounted to UAH 14 mil. during this year’s heating season, while CO2 emissions have been reduced by 8 000 tons. Successful experience will be disseminated in other public institutions of the region. “However, not only we would like to save budget funds, but also to foster a thrifty approach towards energy resources amongst the population,” – Mr. Udod underlined.
It should be recalled that, due to the cooperation between Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council and GIZ, energy monitoring system has been implemented in 123 public medical establishments (230 buildings). Energy consumption in the given institutions was the highest in the region. The monitoring results proved that a simple analysis of energy losses led to reducing the energy consumption by 19.6%, gas consumption – by 31.3%, hot water – by 39%, cold water – by 18.7%, and electricity – by 5.6%.