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“A study to establish a basic attitude of co-owners of multi-apartment buildings towards ownership and energy efficiency in multi-apartment buildings – 2019”

The field phase of the study was being conducted from February 23 to March 16, 2019.

The survey method is a survey on a tablet using a structured questionnaire in the respondent’s household.

The total planned sample is 2400 people, the total sample population is 2418 people.

The planned sampling was implemented in full, despite some difficulties encountered during the implementation of the study.

For the implementation of the empirical part of the project, a sample which represents the adult population of Ukraine by sex, age, type of settlement and regions was prepared and implemented.

The survey was conducted in each region of Ukraine, except for the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and some parts of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, which are temporarily not under the control of the Ukrainian authorities.

General conclusion

The majority of those respondents who took part in the study showed a rather positive and friendly attitude towards the survey, although according to the opinion of the interviewers there was a low level of awareness of the rights and obligations of co-owners of apartment buildings among respondents.

The general impressions are positive, which once again proves the relevance of the topic of increasing energy efficiency for the population of Ukraine in the context of increasing utility tariffs.

In general, interviewers from all cities participating in the project noted that the survey topic was relevant and contributed to easier contact with the respondent.

Interviewers’ perceptions of the survey topics and attitudes towards the energy efficiency measures of apartment buildings are as follows:

  1. Lack of funds and low income of citizens significantly reduce the willingness to implement energy efficiency measures at the level of an apartment building
  2. Distrust of government negatively affects the desire to participate even in existing programs and initiatives aimed at improving energy efficiency
  3. The vast majority of respondents are wary of loans, even with the participation of the second party (the state, organization)
  4. Low level of awareness of existing energy efficiency opportunities, initiatives and measures
  5. Low level of activity and readiness to participate in joint activities due to the lack of time and high workloads  
  6. After the wave of creation of   apartment building co-owners associations, respondents noted, local building-utilities administrator offices improved their work, most likely “they are afraid that they will be completely disbanded”
  7. For respondents under 30, the topic of the content of their apartment building is rather not interesting.
  8. A large number of tenants of apartments in large cities, adversely affect the willingness to implement energy efficiency measures at the level of an apartment building (and even at the apartment level)