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Energy-efficient pilot project
Ukraine has one of the lowest energy efficiency rates in the world. The basis for this assertion is the ratio of primary energy consumed to gross domestic product. Approximately 40 per cent of the country’s energy is used in its buildings. These are generally in a very poor state of structural repair and do not afford good living conditions. The supply systems for heating, hot water and electricity are also technologically outdated. Although the standards for energy efficiency in new buildings have been tightened over the last few years, in practice there is insufficient knowledge about energy-efficient construction methods, and the execution of the building work is often substandard. As a result, even new buildings fall far below the European standards for energy efficiency.