Regions are becoming participants in the pilot program for energy efficient modernization of residential buildings

9 july 2014

On 8 - 9 July, the Head of the Directorate for Housing and Communal Services of the Analytical Center Maria Shilina met with representatives of the Chuvash Republic, Cheboksary City and local organizations that are active in the field of housing and communal services.

The Chuvash Republic was among the participants in a number of events organized by the Analytical Center, including "Energy efficient modernization of the housing fund and public institutions under the scheme of energy service contracts", "Formation of a system for primary data collection in the area of ​​HCS", "Creating a balanced system for accumulation of funds needed for capital repairs in apartment buildings" and "Implementation of a routing and processing system for citizens' appeals”. Within these programs, experts of Analytical Center will assist the authorities in the region with the creation of the necessary legal and technical regional framework for the areas mentioned above, train specialized professionals within authorities, organizations that manage the housing fund, premises owners in apartment buildings and will prepare the necessary analysis and recommendations.

It is expected that the introduction of these programs will increase the investment flow in the region's economy needed for an energy efficient modernization of HCS sector, will restrain the growth of costs of housing and communal services beared by the population, will improve the quality and accessibility of information about the objects within HCS sector, which is needed in making management decisions (including for the program of capital repairs in apartment buildings) and in the relation with potential investors. Owners of premises in apartment buildings will be given the possibility to make conscious decisions about the form of funds accumulation for capital repairs; mechanisms will be developed for involving extra-budgetary funds for capital repairs in apartment buildings; handling citizens' appeals will undergo an optimization and an increase in quality.

Among the participating regions in these programs are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad region, Leningrad region and others.

The results of the joint work between the Administration of the Chuvash Republic and Analytical Center will take the form of a package of organizational models with a description of results and guidance documents, will be posted on the website of the Analytical Center and available for replication in other regions.