Energy renovation of 7 buildings of Kindergarten Ptuj with the co-financing share of 85% from the European cohesion fund.
Kindergarten Ptuj comprises 10 buildings. In 2013, the Municipality of Ptuj, as owner of the kindergartens, tackled energy renovation with the aim of reducing energy consumption for heating and ensure favourable conditions for children in terms of the education and training process. In the implemented action were renovated 7 buildings with the total heating surface of 4,408 m2.
To reach foreseen savings, measures on the buildings envelope were implemented:
Windows (935 m2)
Façade (2323 m2)
Attic (4408 m2)
It is a good practice in terms of improving in terms of ensuring environmentally friendly and energy-efficient spatial conditions for children in the context of educational process and improving working conditions for employees. It was co-financed by European cohesion fund (85 % of eligible costs). Subsidy granted by the Call: Energy renovation of primary schools, kindergartens, health centres and libraries owned by local communities, for the period 2007 – 2013 (responsible body – Ministry of Infrastructure).
These renovations can be easy transferred into other regions, especially if there is availability of European cohesion fund or other sources.
Total investment for energy renovation of 7 kindergarten buildings was 1.028.013 EUR. 85 % of eligible costs were co-financed by European cohesion fund and the rest by the Municipality of Ptuj.
Evidence of success
After implementing energy efficiency measures there are energy savings of 544,5 MWh/year that means the cost for energy has reduce for 26.000 €/year. The total energy has reduced for 65 %.
Beside energy and money savings, the conditions for children have improved as well as the working conditions for employers.
The buildings are now environmental friendly and energy efficient.
Potential for learning or transfer
Energy efficiency measures can be applied to any other public, private or residential building that is willing to reduce energy consumption and to save money.
It is easily transferable to other regions, specially if there is availability of any kind of funds for these measures (European cohesion fund, national, etc.).