The value of the Display® campaign as a voluntary energy and environmental performance certification system of buildings for sustainable municipal energy management in Ukraine

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Abstract:

Although the significance of sustainable municipal energy management has not yet been widely recognized in Ukraine, important steps to popularize this idea among local authorities have been taken through the introduction of the Display® campaign in 11 Ukrainian municipalities. This European voluntary energy and environmental performance certification system of buildings aims to encourage local authorities to publicly demonstrate the energy and environmental performance of their buildings and to thereby convince citizens to stop wasting energy and water. This paper analyzes to what extent the campaign has been valuable for sustainable energy management in those Ukrainian cities that have set an example of an active bottom-up approach to enhancing the integration of a former Soviet Union country in the European Union on account of their support of the associations Energy Cities and “Energy Efficient Cities of Ukraine”, as well as their own endeavors to implement EU climate protection policy.

Keywords: Display® campaign; Ukraine; energy performance certification of buildings; municipal energy management; municipalities; sustainable energy

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13511610.2011.571416

Affiliations: Association “Energy Efficient Cities of Ukraine”, Pletenetskoho 2, office, 1, 79020Lviv, Ukraine

Publication date: March 1, 2011

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