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Moldova: first kindergarten like passive house in Calarasi

8/04/20170 comentarii

The most energy-efficient public building in Moldova was inaugurated in 22 June in Calarasi town. DoReMicii kindergarten has been designed and built according to German energy efficiency standards with financial support and technical assistance from the Federal Republic of Germany, provided through the KfW Development Bank within the framework of the “Social Infrastructure and Energy Efficiency” Project, implemented by the Moldova Social Investment Fund.

With the total area of 1100 square meters, the institution will accommodate about 100 children and, the maintenance cost for lighting, heating and cooling will be the same as for a three-room apartment - about 2000-2500 lei per month.

All stages of this construction have been monitored by German engineers and specialists in energy efficiency. I hope that this will have a positive influence on the local authorities budget and that Calarasi town will have many tourists, who will be interested to get acquainted with this new pioneering attraction. Regarding construction costs amounting to 1.15 million euros, the Federal Republic of Germany has assumed more than 1 million euros, which are non-reimbursable. In the coming years, KfW will invest significant financial resources in several large-scale projects in Calarasi," Ulrike Knotz said.

The total amount of investment spent on construction of this institution according to the German standard of a passive house in Calaras town made EUR1,043,466 fully financed from grant provided by the German Development Bank (KfW). The contribution of Calarasi Town Hall was 600,000 lei (used for design and furniture procurement) and the contribution of the Energy Efficiency Fund was 908,800 lei (used for electronic equipment and kitchen equipment).

During the event, the German expert in energy efficiency and kindergarten architect, Ludwig Rongen, handed the certificate on the first passive house in the region to the MSIF Director. In addition, the mayor of Calarasitown,Nicolae Melnic, presented honorary diplomas to all those, who were directly involved in the process of taking decisions, and directly to those, who worked on the construction of the kindergarten.

The Regional Director for Ukraine and Moldova at KfW, Lutz Horn-Haacke: "I am very happy and honored to take part in this event. The kindergarten in Calarasi town is very special, because it is the first building built according to passive house standards, which means that it consumes less than 10% of the energy consumed by an ordinary building. Because such a building was built in Moldova for the first time, German experts closely monitored the construction process. As long as they are satisfied with the results, we are pleased as well and hope that this example will be replicated in other localities of the Republic of Moldova," Lutz Horn-Haacke said.

The site was inaugurated in April 2016,in the presence of Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Pavel Filip, and the German Ambassador to Moldova, Ulrike Knotz. Construction works were completed within the time limit, which was initially established together with German experts.

source: FISM

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