Energy assessments for residential houses provide guidance for residents in Russia

Commercial and residential
Thermal insulation, ventilation system modernization, heating system upgrade

In addition to providing the much needed funding for sustainable energy projects, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) with the help of donor financing develops and offers advisory package to its partners, local participating financial institutions (PFIs) and their clients. The aim of such services is to enhance the implementation of sustainable energy projects.

Energy assessment for residential buildings is one of the services provided by the EBRD’s Sustainable Energy Financing Facilities (SEFFs) to potential borrowers in the residential sector.

Energy assessment allows to define the areas in the building with the largest energy losses and prioritise the investments to achieve the highest effect, both in terms of energy saving, improvement of comfort and repayment of the investment. Without conducting a prior energy assessment, the implementation of measures may result in improper use of funding, lack of energy saving and lack of costs savings to repay the investment. Not to forget the potentially negative influence on a building.

The RuSEFF Residential team is therefore providing energy assessments for buildings in various cities of Russia. By now, Krasnodar, Nizhniy Novgorod, Samara, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don and other cities have already benefitted from this service paving the way for wise investing in energy efficiency.

Better one time to see, than a hundred times to hear. The RuSEFF Residential video shows different sites where the energy assessments took place and various measures recommended, which depend on the buildings’ condition. All types of houses, from ancient to modern ones, have areas for improvement. Feedbacks from residents reveal the appreciation and added value of the service.

This way, the EBRD through RuSEFF Residential supports implementation of sustainable energy projects by the residential sector. Together, the residential, private, and public sectors can make a change in the energy consumption patterns and contribute to environmental protection.

This project was supported by the Austrian Ministry of Finance (BMF).