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