Janybek Kulumbetov, a house owner in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic needed to eliminate the drafts and heat losses through the windows in his residence.
Heat losses eliminated with the energy efficient windows
To reach this objective and to reduce the energy bill, Mr Kulumbetov addressed KyrSEFF and its participating bank for financing of the new energy efficient windows and doors.
The KyrSEFF facility was more than timely with funding for such measures. The necessary equipment could be selected from the online Technology Selector at the KyrSEFF website – a database, where the best available on the market energy saving technologies are presented. With the choice made, the family could apply for the loan. Since equipment was already pre-evaluated for its energy savings potential, the loan approval process did not take long.
The $1,042 loan allowed to reduce the house’s energy consumption by 1,088 kWh per year, leading to decent cost savings. The family will feel the result of the investment immediately, thanks to the reduced energy bill and improved living conditions. In addition, the partially enclosed entrance area of the house was completed with two energy efficient plastic doors, keeping the residents warm in winter.
Such measures can be replicated massively, solving several issues simultaneously – rehabilitation of the housing stock, prolonging its lifetime and decreasing the energy consumption of the whole country. The financial mechanism, provided by the KyrSEFF facility, allows investments to be as easy, as possible.
22 Jul 2015