Energy efficient construction in Ukraine

Ukraine is one of Europe's most wasteful nations when it comes to energy. Private homes are responsible for some 30 percent of the country's energy consumption, with windows that don't shut properly and radiators that can't be regulated. But a residential complex currently under construction in Kiev shows how much energy can be saved with modern energy-saving methods such as efficient insulation and solar panels. Commissioned by the International Climate Initiative, experts from the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) are advising the construction companies and contractors involved, and closely monitoring energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.



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