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Energy-efficient suburb in Lviv

As of: September 2020

Objective and activities

Old combined heat and power stations, obsolete district heating networks and inadequately insulated buildings with inefficient heating lead to high energy consumption in many Ukrainian towns and cities – and consequently to high emissions and costs. The model project aims to develop the Sichiv district of Lviv into a showcase district for energy efficiency – the entire energy chain will be addressed, and the building stock, social structure and energy consumption of the district are to be analysed to this end. Based on this, concepts for energy and resource efficiency as well as emission reduction are being developed. An energy and climate monitoring system for the district is also being set up. The project complements an investment programme of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to upgrade heat generation facilities and the district heating network in Sichiv. This will be the first time that a Ukrainian energy-efficient suburb has been created, one which will serve as a showcase for other cities in the region.

State of implementation/results

  • On December 10, 2018, a political kick-off event took place in Lviv. The event was attended by representatives of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the Ukrainian Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Commmunal Economy and the Mayor of the City of Lviv. All stakeholders confirmed their contributions to the project and underlined the importance of the project as a local reference for the National Energy Efficiency Fund (EDF). The start of the project and the press conference were reported in local media.
  • On information events for homeowner associations from the district Sichiv in Lviv, each about 50 participants have been informed about the significance of proper and comprehensive renovation of apartment buildings and about the application process for the EEF.

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Communal Living - Ukraine
  • Lviv City Administration - Ukraine

BMU grant:
5.000.000,00 €

10/2018  till  09/2022


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