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Case studies

Ukraine, Zhytomyr: Modernization of street lighting

The main aim of the street lighting project in Zhytomyr was to improve the level and quality of public lighting for better security and comfort, to improve energy efficiency of the street lighting, to improve maintenance and related cost savings.
The project consisted 2 components: i) modernisation of existing public lighting with LED luminaries; ii) installation of the smart street lighting management system.

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Ukraine, Vinnytsia: Eco-friendly city transport strategy

The City Transport Strategy for 2016-2029 aims to facilitate this growth and provide improved transit mobility. This strategy sets new key directions, policy targets and plans for the city. By 2029, the people of Vinnytsia will be serviced by a transport system that provides a high-quality, integrated, safe and sustainable service to the entire population.
As for today, the following projects have been implemented in the line of approved strategy: i) reconstruction of Kosmonavtiv avenue; ii) “WinWay” tram; iii) integrated ticket; iv) the Cycling Development Program; v) public ECO buses.

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Ukraine, Mariupol: Mariupol updates fleet of municipal trolleybuses

Mariupol as CoM Signatory has the ambitious policy for reducing GHG emission at local level which includes mitigation and adaptation measures for addressing climate challenges.
With the support of IFIs Mariupol has procured 72 modern, low-floor, energy efficient and environment friendly trolleybuses and modernised of trolleybus infrastructure. All measures are part of the Sustainable Energy Action Plan developed in 2015.

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Ukraine, Khmelnytskyi: Waste management project

Khmelnytskyi city as CoM Signatory has the ambitious policy for reducing GHG emission at local level which includes mitigation and adaptation measures for addressing climate challenges.
As a priority, the municipality has selected a municipal solid waste sector and with the support of IFIs and other stakeholders started with implementation of the set of measures for its improvement. It is planned to reduce in 2-3 years the volume of municipal and construction waste that is transported to the landfill by 87% comparing with 2020.

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Ukraine, Mariupol: Energy management system ISO 50001

Mariupol as CoM Signatory has the ambitious policy for reducing GHG emission at local level which includes mitigation and adaptation measures for addressing climate challenges. Therefore, it was important to implement ISO 50001 standard and conserving resources and improving the bottom line through efficient energy management.

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Ukraine, Myrhorod: Modernisation of the district heating system

Modernisation of the District Heating system included two sub-projects:
     • Local Alternative Energy Sources in Myrhorod (2013 - 2015);
     • Modernization of district heating and introduction of demand driven heat supply (2016 - 2018).
The aim of these two sub-projects was to increase efficiency of the local district heating system, introduce using of local biomass for heat energy production, improve the quality of services for heat energy and hot water supply, reduce CO2 emissions and energy bills. The projects were implemented, in cooperation with the Myrhorod municipality and with the support of Poltava regional state administration as CoM Territorial Coordinator.

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Armenia, Spitak: Full thermal insulation of multi-apartment buildings

Within the EU-funded "Access to Renewable and Efficient Energy in Municipalities Vayk and Spitak" (AREEM) Project replicable and efficient models of energy-saving are developed and tested in the municipalities of Spitak and Vayk through use of efficient measures and renewable energy sources in residential and public buildings. The project is implemented by Habitat for Humanity Armenia Foundation.

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Belarus, Baranavichy: Biogas facilities on municipal water treatment plant

Baranavichy is the first Belarusian municipality introduced the biogas facility which turns sludge into renewable energy.

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Moldova energy and biomass project

The Moldova Energy and Biomass Project, funded by EU, co-funded and implemented by UNDP, aims to contribute to a more secure, competitive and sustainable energy production in the Republic of Moldova. It lays the basis for the establishment of functional markets for biomass technologies while increasing the use of renewable energy sources, in particular for heating public buildings and households in rural areas. New jobs and income are created and secured through the establishment of value-added chains at the local and regional level through the supply of biomass fuel and technologies.

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Moldova, Copceac and Soroca: Improving of territorial planning and land use practices

The long-term goal of the Project was in reforming the manner in which agricultural, forestry and other production activities are planned and regulated across different land units and tenure categories at the landscape level.
The Project focus was biodiversity conservation, however it addressed anticipated negative impacts of Climate Change (CC) by increasing resilience of the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems in the targeted districts. By removing the precursors of degradation and careful monitoring of the self-restoration 14 capacities of steppe, forest, meadows and swamp the project contributes to higher resilience of the ecosystems and the species they host, to CC impacts. The project also provisioned afforestation, influencing future humidity conditions through changes in both, temperature and precipitation.

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Moldova, Cantemir and Ocnita: Modernization of street lighting

This is a success story of two small municipalities on how they can contribute at the local level to the global targets within the Covenant of Mayors Initiative. The actions took place in Cantemir and Ocnita, Republic of Moldova. Both cities have committed to reduce their energy consumption and CO2 emissions by 20% till 2020 and developed the Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAPs). Among dozens of the projects included into the SEAPS, municipalities have focused and implemented ones on modernization of the street lighting systems using innovative technologies and best European practices.

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Belarus, Navahrudak: Wind energy power plants in Navahrudak district

Navahrudak district hosts the oldest and the biggest wind farm in Belarus, located near village Grabniki, as well as numerous of wind turbines in other locations. Electricity in the district is generated by 20 wind turbines, both state-owned and private, with a total capacity of 32 MW.

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Belarus, Navahrudak: Road map for development of renewable energy sources

With the support of the European Union, Navahrudak developed a road map to increase its renewable energy sources (RES) share in the local energy balance. Following the strategy, the municipality managed to attract funding for RES and implement a couple of pilot projects.

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Belarus, Chavusy: Automatization of heat and water supply systems - save water

SAVEWATER project financed by the European Union introduced a comprehensive smart system for monitoring, control and management of water, heat energy and electricity supply systems in Chavusy district.

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Moldova, Cantemir: Thermal rehabilitation of 4 public buildings

The EU funded project “Cantemir: Thermal rehabilitation of educational buildings - CanTREB» was implemented within the framework of Covenant of Mayors Demonstration Program by Cantemir municipality and NGO “Alliance for Energy efficiency and Renewables”. 4 public buildings (2 kindergartens, lyceum and gymnasium) have been thermally refurbished in the line with the best European practices and allowed municipality to reduce costs for their maintenance and operation as well as improve indoor conditions for children and staff of public institutions. Moreover, biomass boiled is constructed to provide heat energy for modernized buildings.

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Belarus, Polack: PubLiCity - modernization of public lighting

PubLiCity project funded by the European Union is the largest public lighting modernization project in Belarus for the time being. Within the project almost two thousand LED luminaries with smart control system were installed in Polack and 26 city buildings, monuments and other sites were equipped with efficient architectural lighting.

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Georgia, Sighnaghi: Green energy for Erisimedi kids

Introduction of EE technologies (modern autonomous heating system on local biomass (hazelnut shell), solar PV and SWH systems, thermal insulation of building) in Erisimedi Kindergarten of Sighnaghi municipality.

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Georgia, Ozurgeti: Efficient street lighting

Introduction of the modern street lighting system in Ozurgeti has improved the illumination level on the streets, reduce energy consumption and energy bill, as well as decrease CO2 emissions thus contributing to the fulfilment by the Ozurgeti Municipality commitments under the Covenant of Mayors Program.

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Georgia, Akhmeta, Kazbegi, Gori, Mtskheta: Electricity for off grid villages

The project on introducing of the PV micro solar power systems for electrification of off grid mountain villages was implemented in 87 villages in Georgia and aimed to eliminate energy poverty. It was financed by State Budget, implemented with technical assistance of USAID.

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Armenia, Yerevan: Thermal insulation of 9-storeyed building

The UNDP-GEF "Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings" project, in cooperation with the Municipality of Yerevan, carried out the first ever large-scale thermal insulation of a multi-apartment building in Armenia. 

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Georgia, Zugdidi: Renewable energy for heating

A modern sustainable heating system was introduced in a Kindergarten in Zugdidi (Georgia) that uses local biomass (hazelnut shell) as a fuel.

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Moldova, Chisinau: Improving of the heating system in multy-apartment building

This 7-storeyed multi-apartment building, located in Chisinau, is the first example in the Republic of Moldova where the old heating and domestic hot water (DHW) systems were completely redesigned and replaced with the joint efforts of the Association of co-owners, the district heating (DH) company Termoelectrica and each of individual apartment owner.

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Moldova, Calarasi: The most energy-efficient public building in Moldova

The most energy-efficient public building in Moldova is DoReMiCi kindergarten in Calarasi (50 km from Chisinau). It has been designed and built according to German passive house standards.

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Armenia, Yerevan: Energy efficient modernization of street lighting systems

The energy efficiency in the municipal lighting system of Yerevan was improved via the introduction of new lighting solutions based on light emitting diodes (LED) technologies.

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Ukraine, Vinnytsia: Bazhenova street biomass & gas boiler house

The boiler-house serving the residents of Bazhenova district in the city of Vinnytsia underwent complete rehabilitation.

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Georgia, Tbilisi: Tbilisi ‘green’ buses

In the capital city of Georgia, Tbilisi, a fleet of low-floor and low-emission buses conforming to high safety standards and EU regulations replaced the old polluting buses with no air conditioning and unsuited to the needs of elderly or disabled people.

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Georgia, Tbilisi: Energy efficiency measures at Tbilisi baby house

Energy efficiency measures at Tbilisi Baby House aimed at: improving the comfort level in the buildings; decreasing the energy consumption and the energy bill as well as contributing to the decrease of GHG emissions to the atmosphere and in general improving the environmental situation in Georgia.

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Armenia, Spitak: Sustainable solar energy generation

Within the EU-funded « Access to Renewable and Efficient Energy in Vayk and Spitak Municipalities » (AREEM) project, replicable and efficient models of energy-saving schemes are developed and tested in the municipalities of Spitak and Vayk through the use of efficient measures and renewable energy sources in residential and public buildings.The project is implemented by Habitat for Humanity Armenia Foundation.

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Belarus, Polack: From energy efficiency to urban mobility

A participatory approach was added in the development of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan for the city of Polack.

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Belarus, Minsk, Hrodna and Mahiliou: Improving energy efficiency in residential buildings

The “Improving Energy Efficiency in Residential Buildings” project, managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), aims at removing legislative, institutional and technological barriers to improve energy efficiency in new residential buildings in Belarus.

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Ukraine, Lutsk: Energy efficiency improvements in public buildings in Lutsk

8 low-energy standards public buildings have been selected by the City of Lutsk to go through an energy efficiency improvement programme.

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