Kindergarten Kratka 10 in Moldava nad Bodvou, a 10,000 inhabitant Slovak town, has been in operation for many years. The building is about 30 years old, has old wooden-framed windows, a hydraulically unbalanced heating system and no heat regulation.
The kindergarten applied to SlovSEFF for financing and assistance with the reconstruction project. The goal was to improve the quality of the building and decrease energy costs. The SlovSEFF team performed an energy assessment of the building, checked the potential for energy savings, suggested suitable technologies and presented their technical-economic parameters and profitability.
The final project consisted of roof insulation, replacement of old wooden windows and doors, hydraulic balancing of the heating system and the installation of thermostatic valves on the radiators.
The €66,163 loan from the SlovSEFF particaping bank Slovenská sporiteľňa, a.s., resulted in a 38 per cent reduction in natural gas consumption, equivalent to 49 MWh per year. The energy cost savings are €4,400 per year, while the total savings including operation and maintenance costs amounted to €7,700 per year. The investment will therefore be repaid from cost savings in less than ten years. In the meantime, the kindergarten enjoys lower bills and better conditions for the employees and children.
The EBRD, through MunSEFF, supports the implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects by the public sector. Together, the public, residential and private sectors can make a change in energy consumption patterns and contribute to environmental protection.