Realised energy efficiency investment projects for 3,2 MEuro and additionally developed investment projects for 6,9 MEuro that will be implemented within the coming three years. Thus the total investment triggered by Rhodoshop amounts to 10,1 MEuro, in 46 municipal buildings (community centres, schools, nurseries, kindergartens, cultural buildings like the Planetarium in Smolyan, etc.) and in 40 street lighting systems.
The primary energy savings by 31 August 2022 resulting from the above investment amount to 8,7 GWh/year while the longer term impact within three years after project end, is 11,7 GWh/year;
Contribution to local economic development and job creation in the Rhodope region;
The GHG emission reduction resulting from Rhodoshop OSS operation during project duration amounts to 4 414 tCO2e/year. The longer term impact within three years after project end, is 5 440 tCO2e/year, which contributes to meeting the local and European-wide targets.
In addition, qualitative results were achieved as follows:
- Qualified staff with 5-year-old experience in sustainable project development and implementation was created and remains locally at place to continue the efforts in municipalities to invest in energy efficiency improvements Furthermore, Rhodoshop OSS plan to extend the services to the residential sector by provision of advice to citizens on energy refurbishment of their homes;
- The concept of OSS for building renovation was promoted in Bulgaria and within EU, and the establishment of an OSS for private residential building renovation in the Municipality of Asenovgrad, Bulgaria, was inspired.
More information about the results from Rhodoshop activities, as well as the lessons and recommendations can be found in “Downloadables” section where there are downloadable publications about summarized results, project examples catalogue, guidance material and booklet with recommendations, which could help public authorities and other interested stakeholders undertaking similar activities.
Benefits for municipalities:
Support identification and access to financing related to organizational, administrative, technical, legal and financial aspects;
Assist in creation of technical, economic, legal and administrative expertise for energy efficiency projects development and implementation;
Develop ready to be financed energy efficiency projects and facilitates project financing;
Through project bundling contribute to overcome barriers for project funding related to small investment size;
Help municipalities in preparation of tenders for public procurement of works and services for energy efficiency.
Increase the administrative capacity by creating of a trained and experienced team which can be used for future similar activities both in the public municipal and in the private residential sector.