Investment of Municipality Preddvor into first passive wooden kindergarten in Slovenia.
The kindergarten is planned by three sectors, two are at ground floor and one at the first floor. In the middle sector of ground floor is a sports game room and multipurpose room. On the ground floor are also administration rooms, kitchen and heating station. At the attic is machinery of ventilation system.

The total area of kindergarten has 1.500 m2 of usable area, outside playground, parking places and communication paths, all on the area of 8.500 m2. Passive wood kindergarten was constructed according the Eco Fund passive standards. The construction material is Jelovica Thermo Plus with increased isolation of external walls, on façade, roof construction and foundation plate.

Resources needed

Total investment was 2,5 million € from which was 420.000 € in form of grants (Eco Fund). The building’s high environmental performance is achieved, thanks to the use of natural materials in construction.

Evidence of success

Kindergarten is first passive wooden kindergarten in Slovenia with a photo voltaic power plant on its roof. Passive wooden kindergarten’s annual heating demand is lower than 15 kWh/m². The use of renewable energy sources enables the kindergarten’s carbon footprint to be further reduced by cutting down the need for fossil fuels.

Potential for learning or transfer

Building this first passive wooden kindergarten was a technical challenge and also it wouldn't be possible to build it without of support in form of government grants. Therefore new financial solutions for public buildings were developed. Representatives of Municipality of Preddvor and Eco Fund are available for detailed informations on this project.

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Main institution
Municipality Preddvor
Vzhodna Slovenija, Slovenia (Slovenija)
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
November 2012


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