România Eficientă continues the program of rehabilitating schools to nearly zero energy building standard (nZEB)
- The works are ongoing for Liliești secondary school from Băicoi (Prahova County)
- Investment of approximately EUR 1.4 million, supported by OMV Petrom
October 17, 2022. Liliești secondary school from Băicoi (Prahova county) is the second educational institution in Romania that will be brought to nearly-zero energy building standard (nZEB) as part of România Eficientă program, carried out by Energy Policy Group (EPG) and financed by OMV Petrom. About 450 students study at this school. The investment amounts to approximately EUR 1.4 million, thus becoming the largest private investment for the energy renovation of an educational unit in Romania. Following the renovation, the building's total annual energy consumption for heating will be reduced by more than 60%. Also, the school will benefit from „green” electricity, obtained from its own sources. Completion of the works is estimated for January 2023.
Liliești secondary school will be the second school rehabilitated through România Eficientă program. This year, in April, the rehabilitation works were completed at ”Elie Radu” Energetic Technological High School in Ploiești, the first school in Romania renovated at nearly zero energy building standard through a private investment. The modernization works for this project amounted to approximately EUR 1 million.
Christina Verchere, CEO of OMV Petrom:
„We all need energy and we also have to be thoughtful of consumption, eliminating waste and using energy responsibly. Through România Eficientă, we want to show that energy can be used responsibly and can contribute to increasing comfort and quality of life. The education for responsible consumption of natural resources is essential for a sustainable economic development.”
Radu Dudău, director of the Energy Policy Group and coordinator of the România Eficientă program:
„After a first success in the spring of this year, we are happy to move on to a new, even more ambitious nZEB standard renovation project. The experience gained through the pilot project in Ploiești will allow us to optimize the planning and execution of the renovation works at the Liliești secondary school in Băicoi. Moreover, all the schools selected in România Eficientă program will serve as models at the national and regional level for renovation to nZEB standards”.
Liliești secondary school from Băicoi was built in 1980. The building (B+G+2F) has 16 classrooms, main office, laboratories, technical spaces, etc. The unfolded area of the three levels is about 2,150 square meters. About 450 students coordinated by 40 teachers study in the building.
- The main planned energy rehabilitation works:
- The external walls, the plinth, the terrace, the floor above the unheated basement will be thermally insulated;
- The existing carpentry will be completely replaced with energetically efficient PVC, carpentry with low-e triple glass, and the windows will be equipped with aluminum sunshades, electrically adjustable;
- Indoor heating installations (pipe networks and radiators) will be modernized and air filtration equipment with heat recovery will be installed;
- The lighting system will be replaced with an ultramodern one based on LED lighting source;
- A system of 30 photovoltaic panels of 550W each will be installed to produce electricity from „green” sources;
- The thermal energy production system will be replaced with a heating system with 5 heat pumps.
Beyond reducing energy bills, this rehabilitation will lead to a reduction in the school's carbon dioxide emissions.
About România Eficientă
România Eficientă is a private project of national scope carried out by Energy Policy Group (EPG) in partnership and with financing of OMV Petrom. The project started in the summer of 2019 and consists in developing a national program for promotion of energy efficiency. România Eficientă aims to support the achievement of Romania’s targets for 2030 regarding the reduction of carbon emissions and the increase of energy efficiency, both through awareness and education campaigns, as well as through the implementation of concrete major renovation projects in public schools from various regions of the country. You can find more details on the website romania-eficienta.ro.
About Energy Policy Group
Energy Policy Group Association (EPG) is an independent and non-profit think-tank, specialized in energy and climate policies, market analysis and energy strategy, founded in 2014. The regional focus of its activity is South-East Europe, but EPG pays a greater attention to the wider context of European policies and global trends, in the attempt to promote a constructive dialogue among the decision-makers and the general public.
EPG pleads for an advanced energy system from technological point of view, sustainable and socially acceptable. Also, EPG promotes long-term decarbonization policies and actions in all the economic fields, with emphasis on the energy sector.
About OMV Petrom
OMV Petrom is the largest integrated energy company in South-Eastern Europe, with an annual Group hydrocarbon production of approximately 47 million boe in 2021. The Group has a refining capacity of 4.5 million tons annually and operates an 860 MW high-efficiency power plant. The Group is present on the oil products retail market in Romania and neighbouring countries through approximately 790 filling stations, under two brands – OMV and Petrom.
OMV Petrom shares are traded on the Bucharest Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange. OMV Aktiengesellschaft, one of the largest listed industrial companies in Austria, holds a 51% stake in OMV Petrom. The Romanian State, through the Ministry of Energy, holds 20.6% of OMV Petrom shares, and 28.4% is owned by natural and legal persons.
OMV Petrom is the largest contributor to the state budget, with approximately 35 billion euro in taxes and dividends paid between 2005 and 2021. During the same period, the company invested approximately 17 billion euro.
Since 2007, OMV Petrom has included corporate responsibility principles into its business strategy. Between 2007 and 2021, the company has allocated over 80 million euro to develop communities in Romania, focusing on environmental protection, education, health, and local development.
On July 29th, 2020, OMV Petrom announced its support for the recommendations issued by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) regarding risks and opportunities on climate change.