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Savings with thermo-modernisation of nursery

Resources:
Energy
Sector:
Construction
Cost:
High cost
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Resource savings: Energy:
The old heating installation was replaced by a new energy-efficient gas boiler; solar panels were installed on the roof, and the share of renewable energy increased to 9 %
Co2 emission reduction:
CO2 emissions decreased by 91.7 % and carbon monoxide emissions by nearly 100 %
Size of company:
Medium (less than 250)
One off investment:
400000€

Better comfort and safety for the little ones

  • Local government modernised thermal properties of a nursery
  • Actions included new insulation and heating, and solar panels to increase renewable energy

The local government of Chmielnik in Poland modernised a state nursery in 2019. The original building was built in the 1950s and 1960s and was in poor condition. The building was renovated in 1998 but it still lacked modern heating installations. High energy losses were proving costly. 

The renovation work included replacing insulation on the flat roof, external walls and cellar, and the replacement of windows and door woodwork. The old heating system was replaced by a new energy-efficient gas boiler. In order to improve the overall energy efficiency, photovoltaic panels were installed on the roof.

The costs of the modernisation were quite high at around € 400 000, but the better thermal properties create savings in the long run and reduce emissions of harmful substances such as fine particles (PM 10 and PM 2.5) and carbon monoxide, which is especially important in a building occupied by children.

Key benefits

  • CO2 emissions decreased by 91.7 % and carbon monoxide emissions by nearly 100 %
  • The share of renewable energy increased to 9 %
Source

Camilo Paez, BUILD UP (2019), Thermo-modernisation of Nursery in Chmielnik. The European Portal for Energy Efficiency in Buildings, http://www.buildup.eu/en/practices/cases/thermomodernization-nursery-chmielnik

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