Increasing the energy efficiency of existing facilities by carrying out major renovations
As for buildings that have already been constructed, a programme to improve the energy efficiency of major renovations is being implemented. This is beneficial for citizens and the state alike, as it makes it possible to reduce spending on the most expensive utility, which is heating. Costs can be reduced by up to 30% and in some cases as much as 50% — Alexander Lomakin, First Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Communal Services of the Russian Federation.
The energy transition in the housing and utilities sector means, first and foremost, reducing the energy consumption of buildings. It also means the construction of energy efficient housing and mass-scale renovations — Irina Bulgakova, Head of the Housing and Utilities Commission of the Public Council of the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation.
Mass-scale renovations, which began in 2005–2006, have of course altered the picture. Here [during the discussion], however, I have heard people talk about energy efficient and inefficient major renovation works. Any major renovation is effective as it changes the situation — Evgeny Gasho, Head of the Research Laboratory for Methodological Problems of Energy Saving, National Research University "Moscow Power Engineering Institute".