Number of energy efficient houses in Russia revealed

Number of energy efficient houses in Russia revealed
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Moscow. Our correspondent Alexey Nevsky reports from the ground. Only 96 residential buildings in Russia match a current criteria for energy efficient houses.

This is what Chairman of the Public Council at the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation, Sergei Stepashin, announced today at the Council’s meeting in Moscow.

In connection with the disclosure of this shocking data, Mr. Stepashin called on the Ministry and the Public Council to develop as quickly as possible a relevant normative and technical documentation for a large-scale construction of energy efficient homes.

As a reference, low-energy house is a building, which design, technologies and material ensure lower energy consumption, compared to a traditional house.