At the end of 2020, the Ministry for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine approved two Orders: No. 260 and No. 261 (the "Orders"), which establish minimal requirements for energy efficiency of buildings. The orders are rather technical and introduce a number of formulas for the calculation of indicators relevant to their application.
The Orders introduce the following changes to energy efficiency regulation:
- the renovation of separate constructions in buildings (e.g. roof, walls, utility network, etc.), rectification of natural disasters (or accidents), renovation of objects of public infrastructure necessary to ensure the livelihood of the population without changing their geometry;
- reconstruction or capital repair of a buildings' integral parts (non-separable into separate premises).
The Orders elaborate on the provisions of the Law of Ukraine No. 2118-VIII "On Energy Efficiency of Buildings".
Please be aware however that the energy efficiency requirement does not apply at all to the following buildings:
Having incorporated the minimal energy efficiency requirement into project design documentation, the developer must show the requirements are met when undergoing an energy certification procedure. This is mandatory for CC2 and CC3 consequence classes of construction.
For more information, please contact Asters Counsel Anzhelika Livitska and Senior Associate Bohdan Shmorhun.