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Problems of energy saving when constructing and operating the buildings assigned for State functions

Vol. 14, Iss. 44, NOVEMBER 2015

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Received: 17 July 2015

Accepted: 11 August 2015

Available online: 16 November 2015


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Pages: 30-36

Malashevskii Yu.V. Siberian Regional Command of Internal Troops of Ministry for Internal Affairs of Russian Federation, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation

Kogan A.B. Novosibirsk State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (Sibstrin), Novosibirsk, Russian Federation

Importance Recently, the problem of implementing the energy saving and energy efficiency technologies in construction and operation of buildings and structures of the government sector has become more significant against the backdrop of the world economy crisis. The specific feature of such facilities is that they do not earn profit.
     Objectives The goals of the study are to analyze the experience of energy saving technologies implementation during construction and operation of facilities assigned for State purposes, and to reveal major factors influencing the eventual outcome. Special focus is on the resource saving factor.
     Methods The study rests on our personal experience and special literature analysis. The findings are based on analysis and synthesis methods.
     Results We analyzed the effective legal framework and governmental policy in energy efficiency of buildings in Russia. The article describes existing problems in the work of government agencies ordering the design and construction of facilities or operating such facilities. We offer certain ways to solve the problems and the system of financial incentives for employees operating such facilities, which aim at enhancing the energy efficiency.
     Conclusions There are statutory regulations and subordinate legislation acting as a basis for energy saving in Russia. These instruments are applied in designing, constructing and operating the facilities intended for government needs. However, together with successful practice of energy saving, there are unused opportunities. To turn them into real benefits, the energy saving requires certain changes.

Keywords: budget expenditure, operation, facility, energy saving


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