Improvement of energy efficiency and air quality in the areas of outstanding natural value, including NATURA 2000 areas,
introducing renewable energy systems based on solar systems for 2349 families from the Suski Poviat and one solar system for the local hospital in Sucha Beskidzka
The areas of natural value and the scale of pollution to be eliminated as a result of the project were determined for the project location.
The most valuable area in the Suski Poviat is the massif of Babia Góra (1725 m above the sea level) located in the Babiogórski National Park, with the head office is based in Zawoja. It is included in the NATURA 2000 network and was entered on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
Before the work on the project started, the analysis of the options of obtaining energy from alternative sources was conducted and solar energy proved the most effective due to the local conditions.
The project documentation (including construction evaluations), cost estimates and take-offs for each of 2349 residential buildings and the hospital buildings were prepared and all the permits required by the Construction Law were obtained. The documentation includes the functional and technical description of the system within residential buildings. There is an Investor’s cost estimate for each of the 2349 buildings and, additionally, the total cost estimate for the works within all buildings.
All the solar collectors fitted within the project will have to comply with PN-EN 12975-1 standard (Thermal solar systems and components – Solar collectors), as confirmed by the certificate issued by an accredited laboratory verifying their durability and the environmental effect achieved.
The solar collectors boast the reputable quality label of SOLAR KEYMARK
A variety of promotional activities were designed, which includes meetings with residents, participation in conferences at the national, regional and local level, preparation of a website in the CMS system with Polish and English language version, preparation of information boards and banners, printing and distribution of a publication about the experiences related to the project implementation.
Specific aims and expected results:
Improvement of air quality in areas of outstanding natural beauty, i.e. the Babia Góra National Park included in UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves, the following NATURA 2000 areas: PLH 12 001 – Babia Góra , PLH 12 0012 – Na Policy, PLH 240023 – Beskid Mały, PLB 120006 – the mountain range of Polica, Zenon Klemensiewicz nature reserve, CORINE biotopes.