Financing Environment and Energy Efficiency development in Schools
|Project status:||in progress|
|Aim of the project:||FEEDSCHOOLS aims at providing new solutions to local authorities both in technical and financial terms to implement Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) renovation activities in Central European schools.|
About the project
FEEDSCHOOLS strategic objective is to facilitate the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive creating conditions so that more municipalities, financing institutions and consultants develop projects of deep renovations of schools in the upcoming years. At this end pilot activities will be conducted in the associated regions. Such pilots will include: energy audits of representative school buildings, drawing up preliminary renovation plans, calculation of carbon footprint of the renovation activities, development of energy service models and financing schemes, training of the energy managers of the region, the Municipal staff and students, development of policy recommendation to overcome the identified barriers and integration of project outputs in the city plans. When developing the renovation plans, particular attention will be given in the use of renewable energy sources. The pilot activities shall act as best practices to demonstrate the practical feasibility of such renovation projects. The project will stimulate the inflow of more private funds in public buildings renovations supporting the Central Europe regions to fulfill obligations of EPBD recast and EE Directives. The project will focus on the use of novel energy saving technologies and on their carbon footprint, while verifying their cost effectiveness and the financing opportunities in the participating region and on the capacity building of the public sector, fulfilling in this way the expected results.