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Energy-efficient kindergarten in Sedlejov

Organisation: Centre for Transport and Energy Website: Added: January 02, 2023
Project start date: January 26, 2016
Project end date: June 30, 2018


The subject of the project is the construction of a kindergarten in Sedlejov, with a capacity of 25 children (children aged from 2 to 6 or 7 years), including a garden and play elements. The need for a kindergarten in the village is related to population growth. The increase in the demand for placing children in kindergartens in the village is also based on the insufficient capacity of kindergartens in the surrounding villages. What is unique about this kindergarten is that it was built in passive standard and has minimal energy consumption. The building uses modern technologies such as a heat pump or heat recovery ventilation. The building also includes retention tanks to catch rainwater, which is then used for irrigating the garden.

Financial data

The construction of a kindergarten cost a total of EUR 682 688, 85% of which was covered by the European Regional Development Fund (EUR 580 284).


Due to population growth in Czechia, there is a need to expand nursery places. This project brings together this aspect as well as the need for energy efficiency. With more kindergartens expected to be built, it is advisable to use this project as a shining example for others projects to follow.

Information sources

Ministry website

Other info 

European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.