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The Janakievski family from Skopje decided to make their home energy efficient through the GEFF programme for the Western Balkans, in order to increase the comfort of their home and reduce energy bills. Their house was built in 1974, and even though they did outside wall insulation fifteen years ago, the windows were too old and energy consumption was too high.
Not only they had issues with insulation in the house but the sound insulation was also very poor. Being located in the main street, it was a real problem for the family and they felt discomfort in their own house.
The homeowner, Toma Janakievski invested in new windows, insulation of roof and heat pump. After investing in green technologies worth a total of €19.500; the Skopje family was granted to an EU incentive of €3,900, which was an important motivation factor for them to make the investment.
This investment helped the family to create more comfortable living conditions but also reduce the energy consumption and bills. Today, Janakievski family keeps the house warm and also contributes to reducing air pollution by saving 11,6 MWh energy and avoiding 2,55 tonnes of CO2 per year.
The GEFF programme for the Western Balkans is supported by the European Union (EU), the Federal Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Austria and the Western Balkans Investment Framework in cooperation with the Energy Community Secretariat (ECS).