Improving energy efficiency in buildings of Regional Hospital in Kołobrzeg

Project description

01 August 2015


The project is implemented under the program PL04 “Saving energy and promoting renewable energy sources”. The operator of the programme is Ministry of Environment, in whose name the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOŚiGW) works.


The project is co-financed by the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area (EEA) (European Economic Area – EU + Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway). The main objectives of the EEA funds are:

  • to contribute to reducing economic and social disparities within the European Economic Area and
  • strengthening the bilateral relations between the donor and the beneficiary state.

Objectives of the project

The general objectives of the project are to improve the energy efficiency of buildings in the Regional Hospital in Kołobrzeg and to increase in production from renewable sources.

Scope of the project

The scope of the project includes:

  • thermomodernization, or polystyrene foam, mineral wool and mineral wool granulate partitions of the building (exterior walls, jambs,flat roofs, floors, roof complete, attic walls, walls in the ground) with a total area of 19 486,22 m2;
  • modernization / replacement of the door woodwork – 9 pcs. of total area. 36.93 m2;
  • modernization / replacement of windows – 68 pcs. of total area. 250.31 m2;
  • installation of flat solar collectors – 200 pcs. of the total active surface area of 426 m2 and capacity 0.348 MW;
  • the installation of faucet aerators – 913 pcs.;
  • modernization of the district heating substation in terms of heat distribution – p. 1 with a capacity of 1,273 MW;
  • the installation of an energy management system in buildings – 1 pcs .;
  • the replacement of auxiliary power units for energy-efficient ones – 6 pcs. with a total capacity of 4.29 kW – includes replacement of pumps with continuous regulation;
  • the replacement of built-in energy-saving lighting – 3.267 pcs. with a total capacity of 164.26 kW – LED lamps, some with motion sensors;
  • modernization of internal systems – central heating – includes replacement of 720 pieces, radiators and valves;
  • modernization of internal systems – hot water (DHW) – replacement of 1,146 valves and 3,960 mb installation;

The project scope also includes project management, design documentation, the investor’s supervision over investment and information and promotion [the execution of the project website; organization of conferences and seminars; production of promotional materials – flyers, brochures, posters, roll-ups, gadgets (lanyards, mugs, coasters under cups, notebooks, folders), information and memory boards and plaques, labels to mark equipment)].

Reasons for the project

  • heat loss associated with a high rate of heat transfer non-insulated exterior walls, ceilings and flat roofs,
  • partly not exchanged old windows and doors, which is a major cause of heat loss;
  • obsolete inner installations – central heating and domestic hot water;
  • lack of solutions supporting energy management in buildings;
  • increased demand for auxiliary power;
  • high costs of preparing domestic hot water.

The need for thermomodernization by the Regional Hospital in Kołobrzeg results from:

  • too high maintenance costs of buildings (economic context),
  • expectations of residents and patients (social context),
  • the need to reduce environmental pollution (environmental context).

The effects of the project

The reduction or avoiding CO2 emissions – 4168.34 Mg / year (per cent of the emissions reduction – 56%).
Production of energy from renewable sources – 262.841 MWh / year.

The Costs of the Project

  • The total cost of the project: PLN 12,070,639.51
  • Eligible costs: PLN 10,381,306.04 (86.0% of total costs)
  • Co-financing (80% of eligible costs): PLN 8,305,044.83 (68.8% of total costs)
  • Own funds (non-eligible costs + own contrubution): PLN 3,765,594.68 (31.2% of total costs)
eea grants
Supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through funding from the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area.