2015 Energy Efficiency Project

Six delegates from Kharkiv Ukraine, including Vice Mayor Ihor Terekhov, will visit Cincinnati from May 26th to June 4th to meet with energy efficiency experts from both the public and private sectors. Most of the  delegates are involved in energy efficiency related work in Kharkiv, and the focus of this project, which is funded by USAID and the U.S. Department of Energy is to exchange ideas and learn more about energy efficiency and alternative fuels. The delegation will visit energy efficient fire and police facilities, the Universities  of Cincinnati and Dayton, and also tour leading local energy design companies, and businesses that operate facilities and buildings featuring zero or very low net energy consumption technologies. In keeping with the theme of the visit, the delegation will be lodged at the new Hampton Inn/Homewood Suites in the recently renovated former Cincinnati Enquirer building downtown. the building is a candidate for LEED certification.

Also included on the itinerary for the delegation will be a program at the Duke Energy Envision Center and tours of waste to energy generation facilities and Greater Cincinnati Water Works and Metropolitan Sewer District facilities. In addition, the delegation is expected to visit Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and City Council representatives to further enhance the 25 year  Sister City relationship between Cincinnati and Kharkiv.