Thermo-modernization of public buildings in the Poviat of Opatow: House of Social Assistance in Zochcinek, building A, B and 5.
The practice concerns the modernization of four buildings of the Nursing Home in Zochcinek.
Building "A" was established in 1992. Due to the fact that external walls do not meet the requirements in the field of thermal insulation, their insulation is planned by gluing styrofoam boards. In the case of walls in the attic, it is planned to protect the wool with PE foil. The ceiling under unheated attic is planned to be insulated with mineral wool and secured with PE foil. As part of thermo-modernization projects, it is planned to replace the window frames in the basement with a new one on PVC profiles. As part of the planned works, the construction of a gas absorption heat pump and central heating installation is also planned. As a result of thermal modernization, the facilities will be supplied from the gas installation.
Building "B" comes from 2002. The building is planned to replace the oil boiler and replace the central heating system, replace the CWU installation and the construction of new heat storage tanks, external insulation of external walls by gluing polystyrene boards and replacement of window frames for new ones on PVC profiles.
Building "5" was created in 1994. Due to the fact that the ceiling under an unheated attic does not meet the requirements in the field of thermal insulation, it is planned to be insulated with mineral wool and protected with PE foil. In addition, it is planned to perform the modernization of the heating system.

Resources needed

According to the project, about 1 mln Euro was allocated to construction works. The works were co-financed from the funds of the Regional Operational Program of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship for the years 2014-2020, Measure 3.3 "Improvement of energy efficiency in the public and residential sector"

Evidence of success

Construction works are being carried out as part of this task. Performed, among others insulating ceilings, external walls, window carpentry has been replaced. Works related to the installation of photovoltaic panels, heat pumps and the installation of a gas installation are in progress. Additional effects: significant reduction of carbon dioxide emissions (66%) and an increase in the share of renewable energy sources in the overall balance of energy demand, reaching 10.2%.

Difficulties encountered

In the course of the contract, there were doubts of contractors whether for installation of gas heat pumps and other construction works outside the outline of the building should apply 23% VAT rate and whether for works within the building should apply an 8% VAT rate.

Potential for learning or transfer

The described investment, which will be implemented under the project called "Thermo-modernization of public buildings in the Poviat of Opatów", shows that thermomodernization should be approached comprehensively, interfering with both in the central heating installation, installation for preparing hot tap water, window and door woodwork, insulation of walls or ceiling, but taking into account social factors. The Social Welfare Home in Zochcinek supports people in need, supports families, strives for a dignified standard of living, and acts as a center of cultural activity. The area organizes events and events covering the residents of not only the inhabitants of the village of Zochcinek or the Opatów Commune, but also the whole of the Opatów district. The thermo-modernization carried out will contribute to achieving the desired ecological and economic effects, and will significantly improve the standard of living of the charges of the center and the staff.

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Main institution
House of Social Assistance in Zochcinek; Zochcinek 42; 27-500 Opatów; Tel; (15) 868 35 94, (15) 868 35 92; [email protected]
Świętokrzyskie, Poland (Polska)
Start Date
October 2017
End Date


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