In the coal-mining town of Velenje in Savinjsko-Šaleška region, three municipality owned multi-apartment buildings that required the installation of energy efficiency features, were subject to complete energy renovation. By reducing thermal energy consumption (savings of 48 to 64 kwh per m2 of conditioned building area) and replacing building furniture, the renovation (potentially) improved living conditions of 161 households, while simultaneously contributing to climate change mitigation. Additionaly, the project resulted in reduction of maintenance problems and costs of managing, maintaining and operating the buildings.
Total value of the project amounted to € 775.814, of which € 327.944 (42,3 %) was co-financed from the EU Cohesion fund.
Projects that make a significant contribution to mitigating climate change while simultaneously improving people's quality of life, such as deep energy renovation of residential buildings, should receive substantial support. Such projects are a prerequisite for social acceptance and thus for the success of the green transition. In addition, building renovation projects can be further improved by including blue and green infrastructure measures in the surrounding of the building in order to facilitate adaptation to climate change and improve the quality of life for the community. Moreover, it is important to make sure that the community is involved in the process from the very beginning of the project preparation.
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