Towards a climate neutral EU:
efficient allocation of EU funds

Reducing the energy consumption of urban buildings in the City of Hronov

Organisation: Centre for Transport and Energy Website: Added: January 02, 2023
Project start date: April 11, 2011
Project end date: May 19, 2015


The City of Hronov started implementing its energy-saving measures in 2011. Since then, it has managed to insulate the buildings of primary and kindergarten schools, modernise the boiler room in the town theatre and replace most of the outdated heat sources in the town buildings with modern condensing gas boilers. In total, the city saves CZK 1.5 million a year on energy costs and emits 187 tonnes less CO2 into the air.

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The scope of the project is the insulation of building envelopes on buildings owned by the town of Hronov. A house for the elderly, a kindergarten, a primary school, and a secondary school were gradually insulated, among others. The total amount reached approximately CZK 40 million, of which CZK 20.7 million (approximately EUR 850 000) was financed from EU funds.


The City of Hronov is not the only city in the Czech Republic to use EU funds for energy efficiency measures. Their approach is unique because it tackles the energy consumption of buildings from a comprehensive point of view. The way the city is tackling this issue can serve as a positive example for other municipalities in the Czech Republic but also in the rest of the CEE region.

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.