The Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme (SGP) has provided financial support for three demonstration projects in public buildings in the Ukraine. The projects, implemented by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), aim to promote solar energy use for electricity production and hot water heating and raise community awareness on energy efficiency and energy saving measures.
It is anticipated that these projects will help the housing administration and local authorities improve their capacity to address climate change and ensure energy efficiency. The three projects installed 33 energy-saving windows in addition to energy efficient solar collectors for electricity generation and water heating. These changes are estimated to reduce GHG emissions by 80,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually. The awareness raising component of the project includes ecological seminars, presentations, trainings and workshops on methods to reduce energy consumption.
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