The main objective of this Programme is to launch a comprehensive energy renovation of commercial non-residential buildings in the Republic of Croatia and within the Programme following themes are addresed: analysis of commercial non-residential buildings in the Republic of Croatia, overview of cost-optimal energy efficiency measures, detailed plan for energy renovation of commercial non-residential buildings for the period of 2014-2016, analysis of the impact of the of cost-optimal energy renovation of commercial non-residential buildings and finally, analysis of the financing model of the programme implementation.
In conclusion it is noted that the analysis of various impact of the measures referred in this Programme (employment, the impact on the economy as a whole, the impact on the health of building users, reducing CO2 emissions and other) shows how the energy renovation of commercial non-residential buildings is extremely useful measure in terms of the economic crisis and the need for job creation. The implementation of this Programme will contribute to the achievement of national objectives of energy policy in accordance with Energy Strategy of the Republic of Croatia and all relevant national and European legislative acts.
The main objective of the Strategy was based on the established optimal economy and energy model of building renovation to identify effective measures to encourage long-term cost-effective integrated renewal of Croatian building stock by the end of 2050. which includes housing and non-residential sectors.
In accordance with the regulations of Electricity Directive, the Strategy addressed following topics: overview of the national building stock, analysis of the key elements of the programme for building reconstruction, policies and measures to encourage cost-effective integrated building renovation, long-term perspective to guide the decisions of individuals, the construction industry and financial investments by 2050 and an estimatimaton of expected energy savings and wider benefits based on the computation and the model data.
Energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources on specific and sensitive areas of national (NP) and nature parks (PP) has been recognized as an important topic in Croatia, but also in European Union. The Ministry of Environment and Nature decided to draw up this Programme to create preconditions for systematic promotion of investment in sustainable energy use on specially protected areas of NP and PP.
The general objective of the Programme is environment and nature protection and improvement of tourist offer and economic growth through following actions: determine the potential for using renewable energy sources and implementation of energy efficiency measures in national and nature parks, identify concrete measures/projects to use renewable energy sources and implementation of energy efficiency measures, provide guidance on the implementation of standard measures/projects using renewable energy sources and implementation of energy efficiency measures in NP and PP, develop a register of buildings in the ownership and use of the park according to EMIS methodology, develop a register of vehicles in the ownership and use of NP and PP and propose an implementation programme with defined responsible persons and financial costs.
This Plan analyzes the current situation, the possibility of introducing alternative fuels and the proposed steps that are necessary to access the implementation of LNG in the maritime transport. Within, discussed are relevant strategic and planning documents at both Croatian and EU level, noted favorable circumstances, but also the potential obstacles.
Implementation of LNG in amritime and land transport can be one of the cornerstones of energy development and also the backbone of the future economic development of the Republic of Croatia as well as ensure international recognition of Croatia as the country which adopts new technologies, introduces new trends and knowledge readily transferres to other countries.
Strategy for Sustainable Energy Use is a document which analyzes in detail the current energy situation in the county related to the use of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency, as well as develops the future of the county's energy sector on the principles of sustainability, environment protection, energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Action plan is a planning document for the period of three years which sets policy for improving the energy efficiency in final consumption in the unit of local (regional) governments, or the area of a large city.
The European Commission has, in January 2008, launched a major initiative Covenant of Mayors of European cities, with the aim of connecting the energy-conscious European cities in a permanent network for the continuous exchange of experience of efficient energy use. By accepting the Agreement, the mayors, among other things, committed to the development of the Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP).
Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) represents a basic document which, on the basis of the collected data on the existing situation, identifies the real situation and gives precise and clear guidelines for the implementation of projects based on energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmentally friendly fuels on the city level, which will result in a reduction of CO2 emissions by more than 20% by 2020.
NEWLIGHT project represents a pioneering project of reconstruction of public lighting of towns and municipalities in Krapina-Zagorje and Zagreb County and is unique in Croatia as well as in this part of Europe. The estimated capital value of the project of reconstruction and modernization of public lighting in 57 local government units is around 20 million Euros. Energy efficiency measures under this project are aimed at replacing lamps by more energy-efficient technologies such as LED and installation of the power control of the light source, with the potential to achieve energy and cost savings of 60% and are set and auxiliary operations such as reconstruction of lighting poles and replacement of power cables. It should also be mentioned that the energy audit of public lighting include the collection and processing of data in a Geographic Information System (GIS), which is completely new and advanced way of collecting dana in Croatia.
The general level of energy efficiency in the city center is low, due to the non-maintained and poorly insulated external envelopes, roofs and basements where energy is wasted, and the costs of heating and cooling are very high. Renovation is one of the essential themes and great potential of the energy policy of the EU and the leading countries for the period to the year 2050.
The project includes the reconstruction of urban facades and reconstruction of common spaces (attics, basements) and would, thus, allow a significant increase in energy efficiency of buildings. The reconstruction of the attics would rsulted to additional living spaces whose commercialization by the building could partially finance projects.
Horizon 2020 projects: BioRES, BioVill, EmBuild
FP6 CONCERTO: Sustainable Energy of the Rural Village Environment in the Tipperary region (SERVE)
Consultancy services for the World Bank, Alstom, Jadrolinija, SPAR and others
Organizer of Sustainable Energy Finance and Investment Summit Croatia conferences in 2011, 2013 and 2015