The main development objective of the Kiev Public Buildings Energy Efficiency Project for Ukraine was to improve the energy efficiency of key public buildings in the capital city of Kiev through a package of technical improvements and sound heat tariff policies. The project was expected to help develop a local energy efficiency market and related service industry capable of supplying and installing energy efficiency equipment in Kiev with the potential to serve other areas of Ukraine in the future. The project was also designed to promote public awareness around energy efficiency in Kiev. The project built upon policy reforms already implemented in Kiev during the preparation of the Kiev District Heating Improvement Project. Project components were:
- Energy efficiency improvements in institutional buildings;
- Technical audits to yield engineering estimates of the buildings' present energy consumption, and training around retrofit actions for energy efficiency;
- Consulting services for project management, developing an awareness campaign, and training programs;
- Financial audits, to cover incremental audit costs.
The evaluation rates the outcomes of the project as satisfactory with high levels of likely sustainability. Furthermore, the institutional development impact was rated substantial, and the Bank and Borrower performance were both satisfactory. There were a number of lessons learned including: the importance of strong project ownership, commitment to results, and highly qualified management and staff to success.