Towards a climate neutral EU:
efficient allocation of EU funds

Supporting energy efficiency, intelligent energy management and the use of energy from renewable sources in public infrastructure, including public buildings and housing - Residential buildings

Organisation: Focus Eco Center Website: Added: May 03, 2023
Project start date: February 19, 2019
Project end date: March 31, 2023


This project improved the living conditions of 141 households, reduced the annual primary energy consumption from a total of 1,566,704 kWh/year to a total of 994,027 kWh/year and the amount of CO2 emissions from the 3 blocks of flats in Miercurea Ciuc from a total of 88.58 kg/m2/year to a total of 54.27 kg/m2/year. Thus, the municipality has generated a positive impact on the environment and climate change at local level.

The works consisted of insulation with expanded polystyrene, thermal insulation with polystyrene of the slab over the basement, insulation of the plinth, installation of PVC joinery with 5 chambers in the loggias and windows, thermal completion of the insulation system with non-combustible mineral wool strips, replacement of profiles, glazing, joinery, finishing and measures related to the thermal rehabilitation of the building.

Financial data

7.237.096,98 RON (aprox. 1.600.000 EURO), financed by ROP (45% EU funding)


It is a very good example of investment in energy efficiency as far is well known that in Romania the energy efficiency of the flats is very low, and we can recommend to continue this kind of investments from EU Funds. Another recommendation would be to combine the energy efficiency investments with the use of renewable energy sources with measures as the decentralization of the energy supply systems.

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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.