International experience of introducing innovative financial instruments for the purpose of increasing the energy efficiency of buildings


  • Б. Лохманн
  • A. Тлеппаев
  • A. Ажибаева
  • Т. Омаров



Kazakhstan housing sector consumes about 11-13% of the electric power and 40% of made thermal energy (Housing and Utilities, 2017). On the average, residential houses in Kazakhstan consume three times more energy per unit of the area, than in the countries of Northern Europe. High level warmly of losses connected with the wear-and-tear of the equipment, as well as with necessity of execution of repair and update is noted. One of the most important directions in the area of power saving and increase
of power efficiency is research and development of financial mechanisms for ultimate users stimulating
attraction of investments to update of existing buildings for increase of their power efficiency. Not seeing
to realization of the complex of legislative initiatives and events, communicating Republic politics
Kazakhstan in the area of power efficiency needs further perfecting, including in view of the best international
experience. In given article opportunities of increase of power efficiency of buildings are considered
at the expense of application of innovative financial tools enabling to increase the profitability of
capital investments in given sector and to lower expenses. In connection with that financial tools used
in international practice are presented, analysis of deficiencies and advantages of existing tools is carried
out. Practical importance of research consists in consideration of the most effective innovative financial
tools in the area of power saving enabling to raise buildings power efficiency, efficiency of investments
in given area. Experience of implementation of financial tools and mechanisms stimulate the increase of
power efficiency of buildings in such countries as Netherlands, France, Italy, Slovakia, Estonia etc.