Case Study

Energy efficiency in Slovak municipal kindergarten

Kindergarten Kratka 10 in Moldava nad Bodvou, a 10,000 inhabitants Slovak town is in operation since many years. The building is about 30 years old, has old wooden-framed windows, hydraulically unbalanced heating system, no heat regulation at radiators.

The kindergarten applied to SlovSEFF for financing and assistance with the reconstruction project. The goal was to improve the quality of the building and to decrease energy costs.
 
The SlovSEFF team performed an energy assessment of the building, checked potential for energy savings, suggested suitable technologies and presented their technical-economic parameters and profitability.
 
The project consisted of roof insulation, replacement of old wooden windows and doors, hydraulic balancing of the heating system, installation of thermostatic valves at radiators.
 
The €66,163 investment loan from the SlovSEFF particaping bank Slovenská sporiteľňa, a.s.  resulted in 38 per cent reduction of the natural gas consumption equivalent to 49 MWh per year. The energy costs savings are equal to €4,400 per year, while the total savings including operation and maintenance costs amounted to €7,700 per year. The investment will be repaid from savings in less than ten years. In the meantime, the kindergarten enjoys lower bills and better conditions for employees and children.
 
The EBRD through MunSEFF supports implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects by the public sector. Together, the public, residential, and private sectors can make a change in the energy consumption patterns and contribute to environmental protection.