31.08.2012 - Article
Additional energy efficiency project signed
In August 2012 Switzerland signed the final infrastructure project with Hungary. The results of a first infrastructure project concluded in 2009 are already visible.
In August 2012 Switzerland and Hungary signed their final infrastructure project. The project aims to improve energy efficiency
in ten immigration centres and police stations resulting in a 50% reduction in the energy consumption of these buildings, and the maintenance costs will be reduced by about CHF 250,000 per year.
Specifically, the following measures are planned:
• Replace or renovate doors, windows, roofs and walls to improve thermal insulation
• Modernise heating and water supply systems and the lighting
• Make use of solar energy
• Install modern fire alarm systems.
Photo: Immigration centre in Northern Hungary (Balassagyarmat)
First results visible
Switzerland and Slovenia signed the first project in the field of renewable energy in 2009. The first results are already visible: a 600 metre-long noise barrier along the motorway H4 has been equipped with solar panels and some public buildings that were previously heated with oil have been converted to biomass heating.
|Photos: The pictures show the noise barrier equipped with solar panels near the community of Šempeter-Vrtojba.|
Additional Information and Documents
- Project description Hungary
- Project description Slovenia
- Slovenia: First renewable energy project approved
- Promotion of renewable energy in Slovenia