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Energy Efficiency in Municipalities II implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

(implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

At a Glance



Commissioned by

Political partner


Energy consumption in Ukraine is extremely high compared with countries in the European Union countries. This is caused by antiquated supply systems and the dependence on expensive energy import. More than 1,000 Ukrainian hospitals are among the most energy intensive public institutions, spending up to 20 percent of their budgets on energy. And the quality of medical services suffers first and foremost from this, because hospitals cannot purchase important medical supplies in sufficient quantities


Introducing hospital energy management staff and responsible for EE in health-care sector in respective municipalities to the usage of theoretical framework and practical tools that ensure smooth process of energy and facility management in hospital premises. Provide the medical institutions with the cases of measuring equipment from the “Energy Efficiency First Aid Kit”

GIZ has been commissioned by the German Government to help Ukrainian communities to save energy systematically and on a large scale. Thanks to trainings and consultancy, local specialists learned more about the energy management opportunities, benefits, and tools

Format and Concept

Organizing 12 two-day trainings in 4 regions of Ukraine comprising both theoretical and practical parts. The theoretical part focused on the regulatory requirements for ensuring parameters of indoor microclimate in health care facilities, strategies for hospitals management and repair works, implementation of the projects for complex thermo-modernization of buildings and corresponding energy efficiency measures. Low-cost and cost-free measures were considered as the most possible for implementation

Target audience

Energy managers, engineers, power engineers, technicians, household managers, deputy directors for technical and economic affairs. Some participants were in charge of energy efficiency in city councils, and at the same time in medical institutions in those cities

RECP Centre's role

The Centre was empowered to provide energy efficiency services by developing and 
delivering training on the use of metering equipment from the “Energy Efficiency First Aid Kit” to municipal hospitals

Project Outcomes

Total hospitals


Total experts trained


Total oblasts of Ukraine involved


Total cities of Ukraine involved


City hospital energy managers from Kharkiv and Poltava
(Eastern region), Odesa and Zaporizhzhia (Southern region)
receive certificates and the cases "Energy Efficiency First Aid Kit"

Energy Efficiency
First Aid Kit

  • Current tongs and multimeter
  • Gas analyzer for CO2
  • Anemometer
  • Recorder of temperature and humidity
  • Light meter
  • Pyrometer

Trainings and COVID-19 pandemic 2020

According to the project terms, the trainings were to be delivered in the form of a live dialogue between the trainers and the trainees. This became possible only for 4 trainings in Kharkiv, Odesa, Zaporizhzhia, and Poltava. The rest of the trainings failed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The quarantine made it impossible for the trainers to visit health care facilities directly, so the project executors came to the conclusion to change the form of trainings to an online format. Thus, the trainers had to film their lectures and practical tasks. All video materials (video lectures and online webinars) were posted on the RECP Centre’s website in the “Training Courses” roubric. Also, there is a link to the test assignment after each video

A woman participant receives
the toolkit

Applying energy efficiency measurement tools in practice

A woman participant received
the toolkit

The topic "Integrated thermal modernization of buildings"

Panoramic photo after the training

Bilingual certificates

The participants of the trainings and webinars demonstrated responsibility in terms of the training and noted that measurement tools would really contribute to the improvement of energy efficiency in medical facilities.

In their opinion, training activities in this area were important and valuable for them, as there exist many companies on the market of energy efficiency service providers. But, unfortunately at present most facilities are unable to assess the level of quality of these services, as they do not act as customers for energy efficiency services. During the training the participants reported that they lacked information about the services available and the benefits that could be gained due to their implementation.

Some of them noted that raising awareness of available financial resources and common energy efficiency measures for buildings and engineering systems in health facilities were spurring the search for new opportunities for communities/municipalities.

However, a large number of participants claimed they had to work on several jobs and therefore they had limited opportunity to address energy efficiency issues.

However, despite all the above the majority of participants showed great interest towards upcoming events dedicated to energy efficiency, and most importantly, they said this topic was a priority for them.

Some of the participants shared their impressions about the trainings and about handling with measuring tools on local TV media