• 22 Jun 2020

    A public-private partnership for large scale retrofit in Ljubljana


    Our signatory city Ljubljana (Slovenia) is working with two private companies to realise the country’s largest ever energy retrofit contracting project, an investment of €14.9 million for the retrofit of 48 buildings!

    Many of the 48 buildings that have been retrofitted are city-owned and include sports facilities, schools, kindergartens, administrative buildings, libraries and health centres. The energy-saving interventions included replacing standard lighting with LEDs, modernising the heating and air-conditioning systems, insulating the walls and roofs and, where possible, switching energy sources from fossil fuels to sustainable energy sources.

    The private companies Petrol and Resalta will maintain all of the upgrades for fifteen years. These companies together provided 51% of the funding for the interventions, while the remaining 49% was funded by the city of Ljubljana budget, and partly by EU Cohesion funds (only for the completely retrofitted buildings). For 15 years, the city will use the financial savings from reduced energy use to repay the companies for their work and investment.

    The interventions in the 48 buildings are expected to save 8,245,534 kWh of energy, and 2,956 tonnes of CO2 annually.On top of reducing the energy consumption of buildings and being a good financial investment, this project will also improve the quality of life of the building users – from school and kindergarten children, to office workers, medical staff and athletes. The interventions mean greater comfort for all those who use the buildings.

    The whole consortium, city and private companies, were also able to gain international recognition when their efforts and achievements were recognised with the European Energy Service Award!

    Read more in the new Covenant Case Study! It is available in English and Slovenian

    Photo: Photo by Rok Zabukovec on Unsplash