19.07.14

International training "Refurbishment of multi-apartment building as a tool to increase its energy efficiency"

International training "Refurbishment of multi-apartment building as a tool to increase its energy efficiency" was held in St. Petersburg on 22 May, 2014 in the frame of ARCEE project “Awareness Raising Campaign on Energy Efficiency in Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine”


International training "Refurbishment of multi-apartment building as a tool to increase its energy efficiency" was held in St. Petersburg on 22 May, 2014 in the frame of ARCEE project “Awareness Raising Campaign on Energy Efficiency in Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine”

The meeting was devoted to the methods and tools of cooperation among management companies, homeowners associations and apartment owners at various stages of refurbishment.

Head of homeowners associations, participated at the meeting, are interested in methods of inhabitants motivation, challenges concerning non-payers, funding sources and ways to refurbishment funding, liability building construction / refurbishment and consumer rights. Main topics, presented by Latvian and Russian experts, called active discussion of participants. They made special mention of a high level of preparation and event organization, as well as a friendly atmosphere.

 Russia and Latvia have different priorities in the implementation of measures to refurbishment, however, problems are similar in apartment buildings.

As a result of the meeting, participants got an understanding on complex approach to refurbishment, exchanged experiences with Latvian colleagues on motivation of inhabitants and challenges concerning non-payers.

Organizers: Center for Transboundary Cooperation - St. Petersburg, Baltic Environmental Forum - Latvia with the support of "City homeowners association" and the Association of house-hold cooperatives and homeowner associations  of St. Petersburg