Verkhovna Rada passes bill on energy efficiency for buildings
The Verkhovna Rada has passed at second reading the bill on the energy efficiency for buildings (No. 4941-d).
A total of 259 lawmakers backed the decision.
Deputy Head of the parliamentary committee for construction, town planning and utilities Olena Babak said that a total of 202 remarks were sent to prepare the bill for second reading, and 159 of them were taken into account and 43 – rejected.
Babak said that the notion of the energy auditor was improved, and the notions "energy auditor" and "network inspector" were divided. The minimum requirements to energy efficiency of buildings were reviewed and the list of buildings for which the certification of energy efficiency is mandatory has been improved.
The document was expanded by an article related to self-regulating organizations in the energy efficiency sphere, as the European Union directives require the presence of independent institutions in the sphere.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities Services Hennadiy Zubko said that the bill would allow creating transparent conditions for the operation of the energy audit market in Ukraine.