The building, which houses administration and production facilities for machining of machine parts, was built in 1966. Its technical condition results in high energy consumption for heating. We are aware that this is a burden not only on the budget but also on the environment. Lost heat would not need to be produced at all, so we decided to find a solution.
The energy audit showed that insulation should save up to 30% of heating costs per year. Therefore, in 2019, we submitted an application for non-repayable financial aid, had project documentation prepared for a building permit and requested opinions from several institutions, for example, Technická inšpekcia or the Regional Public Health Authority.
Subsequently, we applied for a building permit, which we obtained in February 2020. Great news came in December when the Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak Republic approved our application for non-repayable financial aid. Recently, we signed a funding agreement, according to which Chemosvit Strojchem can obtain up to 45% of the costs of the insulation project.
The project will be co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the state budget of the Slovak Republic through the Operational Programme Quality of Environment.
Preparatory work for the implementation of the project is currently underway. Its aim is to improve the thermal performance of industrial building. That will be achieved by insulation and replacement of windows and doors in the production hall and administrative building.
The selection of the contractor should be completed in May. The start of project implementation is scheduled for June this year, and its final inspection should take place in March 2022. Subsequently, after the finalization of the project, its measurable indicators will be evaluated and reported for another five years.
For us, it is an investment in a better future, which will not only reduce the reserves in our cost items but also contribute to reducing CO₂ emissions.