Ukraine: kindergartens in Hnivan refurbished to EU energy standards

Photo: European Union
Photo: European Union

Four kindergartens in the Ukrainian town of Hnivan are undergoing comprehensive thermal refurbishment to European standards with the support of the EU.

So far, works have begun on the buildings of pre-school educational institutions No. 1 and No. 3, as part of the the EU4Energy project ‘Energy Efficient Hnivan–Energy Policy for the Sustainable Development of Hnivan’.

The project is funded by the European Union within the ‘Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects’ and is implemented by the Hnivan Town Council in partnership with the NGO Euroregion ‘Dniester’.

Construction works in the two kindergartens were launched back in October 2020. Currently, the builders have completed the installation of new energy-saving windows and doors, and replaced the roof with metal tiles. The insulation of external walls in kindergarten No. 1 will continue as soon as the weather improves, while in pre-school educational institution No. 3, which is half the size, only decorative finish and facade painting remain. The upgrade of the heating, ventilation and water sewerage systems are in their final stage at both schools.

At each stage, we worked not just within the framework of the Ukrainian legislation, but in accordance with European standards, closely cooperating with the Support Team and Austrian experts. Therefore, the process required more time than usual,” said project coordinator Yevhen Tkach.

Works in pre-school educational institutions No. 4 and No. 5, will start after the current facilities are completed.

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