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Thermo-insulation of Polish childrens hospital

  • In Olsztynek in north-eastern Poland the regional children’s hospital is about to start thermo-insulation works on its buildings with assistance from the EEA Grants. The hospital upgrade will improve patient comfort and working conditions for staff, reduce heat consumption and cut emissions of pollutants.

    The hospital was awarded a grant on 13 July 2007, and the project was one of the main news items on regional TV channel TVP3 Olsztyn on 19 July 2007. To view the news item, click here.
    Over a two-year period the hospital will carry out a €750,000-upgrade of the buildings that includes replacing windows and doors, insulating walls and modernise the central heating and the ventilation systems. The grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway covers 85 percent of the costs.
    The children’s hospital in Olsztynek is one of three Polish hospitals that will receive funding from the EEA Grants for thermo–insulation projects. In total more than €40 million will be spent on thermal insulation works in Polish public buildings, such as hospitals, schools and offices, in order to protect the environment by decreasing the demand for heat energy and thereby lowering the emissions of pollutants. After the upgrade, the children’s hospital in Olsztynek will reduce its demand for heat energy by 70 percent and cut its CO2 emissions by 77 percent.
    The Olsztynek thermo-insulation project is expected to lower the hospital’s running costs by 10-15 percent. In addition to saving costs for the hospital, the upgrade will improve the working conditions for staff and the comfort for the 5,000 children treated every year.

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    Project title:

    Complex Thermomodernisation of the Voivodeship Rehabilitative Hospital for Children in Ameryka

    Case number:


    Priority sector:

    Environment and sustainable development


    € 634,917



    Type & project assistance:

    Individual project

    Project promoter:

    Voivodeship Rehabilitative Hospital for Children in Ameryka

    Project duration:

    24 months

    Project cost:

    € 746,961

    Grant rate:


    Grant from:

    EEA Grants

    Grant agreement date:

    13 September 2007

    The purpose of the Project is to increase the energy efficiency of the Voivodeship Rehabilitative Hospital for Children in Ameryka by improving its thermal insulation properties, with the overall objective of protecting the environment through reducing the emission of pollutants into the atmosphere. Reference is made to the application, dated 18 December 2006, and further correspondence with the Focal Point dated 20 April and 18 May 2007.

    The completed Project shall include the following thermo-modernisation works:

    • replacement of windows and doors (main building);

    • insulation of the facade walls;

    • modernisation of the central heating installations;

    • modernisation of the gas boiler;

    • installation of a hot water pumping sub-station (with a capacity of 0. 4 MW) and automatic control for the hot running water;

    • modernisation of the ventilation system (including heating and cooling fittings, heat pump, and computerised automatic control system); and

    • necessary electric installations related to the planned works.

    The Project Promoter is the Voivodeship Rehabilitative Hospital for Children in Ameryka, close to Olsztynek.

    The Focal Point shall ensure that the Project Promoter provides at least 15 percent of the estimated eligible Project costs.