Applications invited from consultants to study energy efficiency in buildings

Thursday 20 Jul 17

The Copenhagen Centre is seeking a consultant to study energy efficiency in buildings in the City of Astrakhan.

Read the background of the project and the details of the consultancy in the Terms of Reference.

The purpose of the assignment is to assess the current state of energy efficiency in buildings in Microdistrict 6 and elaborate a range of technical solutions for improvement based on international best practices, local context, experiences from other projects in Russia and CIS and the principle of cost-effectiveness. The developed solutions for energy efficiency improvements in buildings should be in line with the solutions selected for district energy systems upgrade and should benefit from a synergetic effect of enhancements in both of these areas.

The results of the work should be presented in the form of a brief report describing the project design, proposed measures, project financial structure and the procurement process, which will be delivered to the City Administration at the end of the assignment and presented at a final workshop.

The consultant should fulfil the following requirements:
1) At least 10 years of work experience in development and implementation of energy efficiency projects in the building sector in Russia and CIS region
2) Expertise in conducting energy audits and energy assessments in buildings
3) Experience in development and implementation of smart energy management systems in buildings
4) In-depth knowledge of Russian context in relation to energy efficiency improvements in buildings, namely: related regulatory framework, barriers, key stakeholders, cost-effective technologies, sources of finance, commercial and legal issues, manufacturers, etc.
5) In-depth knowledge of international best-practices on energy efficiency improvements in buildings, including technical solutions, policy instruments, project structures and financing models, as well as understanding of their applicability for the Russian context
6) Well-established expert and collaboration network at the national and local levels in Russia and CIS to provide the opportunity for potential replication of the project
7) Advanced communication skills, both oral and written, proven by the track record of presentations and publications
8) Professional project management skills, proven by the track record of successfully implemented projects
9) High level of professionalism in technical work, stakeholder relationships and dissemination of the results
10) Fluency in English and Russian


Applicants must send a quotation with the outline of qualifications and relevant expertise, breakdown of activities and associated costs (indicating separately costs for staff, travel, materials, etc.) to Ksenia Petrichenko at by 4 August 2017.
18 JULY 2018