Energy programmes

Retail and pharmaceutical warehouses, despite the simplicity in the design, have a lot of potential for energy efficiency: high levels of insulation, when the climatic conditions may be extreme; LED lighting and heat recovery from refrigeration equipment and other measures could be implemented effectively and with relatively short payback period.

Retail chain CarrefourSA started refurbishment programme for its stores and part of this exercise is the energy improvement of the building services in Discounter, Supermarket and Hypermarket stores between 2017-2021.

CDI task included identification and assessment of advanced and cost-effective sustainable energy and water investments, including lighting, cooling and air-conditioning, food production, display food refrigerators, installation on-site energy CHP generation, use of renewables.

Our engineers have assessed the current state of HVAC, Refrigeration and other auxiliary equipment, their operational policies and maintenance regime, based on selected representative stores. We have identified and assess some advanced and cost-effective sustainable energy and water investments, including: lighting, cooling and air-conditioning, food production, display food refrigerators, on-site energy generation, use of renewables.

Russian Railways

Russian Railways is the sole provider of public rail infrastructure in the Russian Federation. The Company operates about 4,500 railway stations, 300 service buildings, 6,000 heating boilers.
CD International, working in partnership with D'Appolonia, as Energy Efficiency Consultant was asked to prepare an Energy Audit at Finlyandskiy station in St. Petersburg as pilot assessment project, and to define a methodology for future assignments.
After successfully completing a pilot assessment, we undertook Energy Efficiency Assessments for further four railway station buildings, located in different climatic zones, ranging from above the Polar Circle in Murmansk, down to sub-tropical zone of Black Sea, in Anapa.
The aim of the analysis was to identify energy-saving technologies appropriate for this type of buildings that can be implemented during stations upgrade. We have also provided calculation on energy consumption and estimation of Energy Efficiency Investment Plan.

Laona Warehouses

Alba Ukraine is one of the leading pharmaceutical distribution companies in Ukraine, operating several warehouses across the country.
CDI undertook Energy Performance and Sustainable Energy Assessment of its two pharmaceutical warehouses: the main existing distribution centre, located in Boryspil and the new warehouse and distribution project. Energy Performance Assessment for the existing and new warehouses provided enough information to estimate Sustainable Energy Investments (SEI) for the new warehouse.

The SEI are investments into the technologies that promote sustainable energy include renewable energy sources, such hydroelectricity, solar energy, wind energy, wave power, geothermal energy, tidal power and also technologies designed to improve energy efficiency.

Hyatt Cairo West

Hyatt Regency Cairo West, set to open in the last quarter of 2020, situated within the well-established Pyramids Heights Business Park, the hotel will provide the perfect setting for business and leisure travelers, as well as meetings and events.

The developer wanted to maximise the use of solar power to reduce hotel’s carbon emission and provide a green roof to support wild life, plants and species.

CDI delivered a solar energy feasibility study, alongside with green roof and green certification feasibility conducted by external experts. We have investigated the potential for installing solar energy technologies to reduce the energy expenditures and greenhouse gas emissions from the new Hyatt hotel, assessing financial and environmental benefits of viable systems and finding the best combination of PV and solar thermal installations to suit the hotel operations.

We supported the development team with the procurement and implementation process, producing tender documentation, reviewing contractors proposals, advising the client on the best offer.

Radumlya Warehouse

Energy efficiency assessment for two Class A warehouses with a combined GBA of 104,367 sqm and underlying infrastructure, which represent the start-up phase of Radumlya Green Logistic Park located near the village of Radumlya, Moscow.

CDI reviewed the design documentation of the warehouses in order to assess the expected energy, water performance and GHG emissions and compared to the industry practice in Russia and international best practice. This analysis also included energy modelling in IES-VE package and BREEAM pre-assessment.
Among implemented technologies, there are solar panels for hot water supply showers, heating equipment with high efficiency and building management system.

Radumlya project was the first warehouse in Russia to receive BREEAM VERY GOOD rating.

Venta Warehouses

The object of this sustainable energy investments assessment is a warehouse and distribution centre for pharmaceutical goods. Warehouse located in Dnipropetrovsk region of Ukraine.

The main objectives of the assessment are to assess the energy performance of the selected buildings and identify cost-effective and technically feasible sustainable energy opportunities for the selected buildings, one existing and one at the project stage.

We have provided the client with the set of preferred and additional measures. If preferred set is implemented, it allows reduction energy consumption by 57 per cent for existing building and by 41 per cent in under design project.


EBRD has invested in the expansion of one of the leading local food retailers in Uzbekistan. Retail chain Korzinka was implementing a programme to increase its store count from 40 to 120 in 4 years, with the majority of the stores located in the capital city, Tashkent.

Main objectives of this assignment for us were to identify and assess any Green Investments considered by the Client and leading to the improvement of energy and environmental performance across the retail infrastructure. We have conducted an energy assessment of several stores and review their technical condition. Then cost-effective energy and operation efficiency improvements were identified in building fabric, mechanical and electrical services, including air-conditioning, lighting, automation and control, food refrigerators and water facilities.

We have worked with the client to select the most appropriate measures, and further assessed and quantify the investments costs required for the implementation of suggested recommendations.

Tiski district heating

Yakutia is located in Eastern Siberia in the permafrost zone where the climate conditions are very harsh with temperature during winter time falling below -50C for extended periods of time and the heating season lasting for up to 10 months. Combined with the remoteness of settlements results in high costs of municipal services.
The Energy Efficiency Programme included integrated energy efficiency projects in the two settlements of Tiksi and Cherskiy, two important ports along the Northern Sea Route, where the Municipal and Housing Services is operating both the energy infrastructure as well as the municipally owned residential and public buildings stock.
We have concluded technical assessment and developed measures and investment programme a) to improve energy efficiency of the energy supply infrastructure, including boilers and heat supply networks, b) to improve energy efficiency of residential and public buildings.

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