The largest integrated energy company in South-Eastern Europe, OMV Petrom continues to promote energy efficiency of buildings and supports with 4 million euros for a new phase of the România Eficientă program, launched in 2019 in partnership with EPG. The program includes financing for renovation projects in order to increase the energy performance of public buildings, as well as education programs and public information campaigns about energy efficiency in buildings.
“To ensure a sustainable energy future, our energy consumption must be responsible and efficient,” said Christina Verchere, CEO of OMV Petrom. “This is also the purpose of this program, to show how, through energy efficiency, all of us can eliminate waste and contribute to a cleaner environment. Romania Eficientă has proved it can make a difference and we’ll continue to support it.”
“After an excessively hot summer that raised the need for our homes to protect us from the extreme effects of global warming, the cold season with high energy bills shows us how important it is to have a comfortable and energy-efficient living space, to protect us from the cold with a minimum consumption of primary energy,” added Radu Dudău, Energy Policy Group Director and coordination of the România Eficientă program. “The lessons offered by the România Eficientă have thus become extremely up-to-date and valuable. We are glad to be able to share with the public relevant knowledge about energy saving and to create in Romania modern studying conditions for an increasing number of pupils, while also educating them in the spirit of energy efficiency.”
Through this new phase of the România Eficientă program, two educational units in Ovidiu (Constanța county) and Drobeta-Turnu Severin (Mehedinți county) will be rehabilitated and modernised in order to be brought to an almost zero energy consumption standard (nZEB). The renovation includes the thermal insulation of the external walls, the terrace and the flooring with energy-efficient materials, the complete makeover of the existing woodwork by replacing it with an energy-efficient one, equipping with modern lighting systems and putting in place energy generation equipment from renewable sources.
The first phases of the project mainly consisted of educational activities, research documentation, drafting articles and public dissemination of information about energy efficiency in buildings. They also included the renovation to nZEB standards of two public schools in Ploiești and Băicoi.