|A big event for the entire medicine field in the Vologda region: energy capital repairs for the biggest pilot object of the UNDP-GEF Project has been completed|
The Grand opening of City Health Clinic №3 in Vologda was held on September 12, including participation from the head of the Department of Fuel and Energy, A. Strizhov.
The clinic building has the biggest potential for energy savings among the objects of the budgetary sphere of the Vologda region. It was selected for co-financing of energy efficient modernization in the framework of the UNDP-GEF Project, "Building energy efficiency in the North-West of Russia," in 2016.
Based on the expert evaluation and energy audit, a number of the most typical energy saving measures were offered. All of the old wooden windows in the building were replaced with modern energy-saving models filled with argon in the first phase of the implementation of energy efficient renovation.
"In December last year, it was 33 degrees below zero here in Vologda, and people immediately felt the difference – it became much warmer on the premises," the Chief Physician of the Vologda Health Clinic №3, Nikolay Sokolov, shares his memories.
Later, front doors were replaced and old fluorescent lamps were changed with modern energy savings LEDs. It is impossible not to notice the exterior transformation of the building: in addition to the insulation of facades with mineral wool, visible repairs of them have also been made.
"During the thermal insulation of the facades we did not cause any harm to the architectural appearance. On the contrary, the building played out in fresh colors," said technical specialist of JSC "AF CONSULT," Andrey Tarakin. - "And as a result of the reduction of energy consumption we reduce carbon dioxide emissions, thereby helping to preserve our environment."
It should be noted that according to preliminary estimates, implementation of energy savings technologies will reduce energy consumption by approximately 30%, the equivalent in monetary terms will be a substantial amount of savings for the budget institution.
"We can actually use the money saved for routine maintenance within the clinic, rooms, procedural rooms, surgery rooms. It is a great gift for the team and a meaningful event for medicine in the whole Vologda region," said Head Doctor, Nikolay Sokolov, as he expressed his gratitude.
The Head of the Deartament of FAE of the Vologda region, Anton Strizhov, also addressed the Project with words of gratitude during the opening ceremony of Health Clinic №3. He noted that UNDP specialists approached the project holistically and not only showed how to implement energy efficient technologies in performing capital repairs, but also provided great assistance in the preparation of the regulatory and institutional framework for the implementation of the regional energy policy.
"Of course, this demo project will be an example for us for further implementation of Energy service in the budget sphere," said Anton Strizhov in summary of the accomplishments.