Participation in Energy Saving Program
The cooperation of the executive committee of the Rivne City Council with NEFCO began in June 2015. The Department of Strategic Development and Investment of the Executive Committee of the Rivne City Council submitted an application form for the project "Implementation of Energy Saving in Three Schools and Energy Management System at Rivne Budget Establishments" (School № 18, 26 and 27) for participation in the Energy Saving Program in relation to attraction of a loan from the NEFCO Northern Ecological Finance Corporation.
The urgency of the project is due to the social significance of the objects for which energy-saving measures will be implemented. Given the fact that recently the new objects of the budget sphere are not put into operation, the main energy saving reserves are in the area of improving the energy consumption of previously constructed buildings of budgetary institutions. Improving the logistical, sanitary and aesthetic conditions for pupils' staying in schools will have a positive effect on the achievement of the goals set by the state.
Activities of NEFCO
NEFCO is a short name for the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO), created in 1990 by five Nordic countries: Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland and Sweden. The corporation provides financial support to various environmentally important projects, mainly in Central and Eastern European countries, including Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. Climatic direction has no regional restrictions.
NEFCO's activities are coordinated with Helsinki's headquarters. Priority areas are cost-effective projects for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving the Baltic Sea, reducing environmental pollution with toxic substances. In the investment portfolio of the corporation, hundreds of small and medium-sized projects in the chemical and food industries, agriculture, energy, utilities, mineral resources, metal processing and others related to wastewater treatment, waste management, engineering, control of radioactive contamination, management of environmental activity, production of environmental equipment.
Implementation of energy saving in three schools and energy management system at budget institutions in Rivne
An important direction of the city authorities in the city of Rivne is the introduction of energy saving measures in the budget sphere. In order to implement national priority directions in the field of energy saving, environmental issues, in order to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions, a project of energy saving measures was developed in three comprehensive schools in Rivne city №18, №26 and №27.
Progress of the project "Implementation of energy saving in the three schools and energy management system in budget institutions of Rivne"
The main goal is to increase energy efficiency facilities, a significant improvement of the microclimate premises installation 18-20⁰S temperature control, improved sanitation children indoors, reducing energy consumption in educational institutions of the city of Rivne.
Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership
The E5R Fund was established to provide financial support in the form of grants and technical assistance in implementing energy efficiency and environmental improvement projects, which would result in significant reduction of electricity consumption, reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and other greenhouse gases, first of all in Ukraine.