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SF-ENERGY INVEST project: It feels good now to be at school! Bulgaria - Energy efficiency

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Abstract | Good practice examples of sustainable energy projects, implemented with the help of European Structural and Cohesion Funds (SF). The municipality of Dobrich is one of the energy management champions in Bulgaria. Among its main achievements is the improvement of energy efficiency in the public building sector.
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Bulgaria - Energy Efficiency

Initial situation:  Dobrich, with 90,000 inhabitants, is a town in Northeastern
Bulgaria.

Improvements:
Seven municipal buildings, five schools and two kindergartens  have been refurbished.

Renovation of schools and kindergartens not only ensures effective educational infrastructure and equal access to quality education, but also contributes to the achievement of the local Covenant of Mayors objective - a 25% CO2 cut by 2020.

The project was implemented within 21 months through the Operational Programme “Regional Development 2007-2013” with 84% of the total investment costs financed through the European Structural and Cohesion Funds.

Energy Saving Measures:  

  • Energy audits
  • replacement of windows
  • installation of insulation
  • roof repairs
  • renovation of surrounding areas 
  • reconstruction of public areas

SF energy invest Key Benefits:

  • Annual energy cost savings:  134,679
  • Annual CO2 emission reduction:  1180+
  • High Quality Education

Furthermore, cooperation with energy services companies (ESCOs) has been established to leverage on private partners investments for future projects.
 

For further information on SF Energy Invest projects, please click here.

 

 




 

Lessons learnt | Detelina Nikolova - Mayor of Dobrich Municipality. “Through the implementation of such successful projects Dobrich municipality demonstrates that we are highly motivated and strive to be a sustainable model of the evolving European community with low energy consumption, reduced CO2 emissions and better protection of the natural environment.”
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Case Languages | English
Comment | The project was implemented through the Operational Programme “Regional Development 2007-2013” with 84% of the total investment costs financed through the European Structural and Cohesion Funds. The SF instrument has three main funds: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), European Social Fund (ESF), Cohesion Fund (CF). Structural Funds are made up of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF). They aim to reduce regional disparities in terms of income, wealth and opportunities.

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