EU Ambassador opens energy efficient kindergarten in Georgia

EU Ambassador opens energy efficient kindergarten in Georgia

November 12, 2021

On 12 November, the European Union and Telavi municipality officially opened the first energy efficient kindergarten in Kakheti, renovated with the EU’s support. With the help of biomass energy technology, the kindergarten is fully heated in winter, while also saving 60% of costs.

“For this kindergarten we employ innovative technologies, using waste from vineyards, which is a cheap and good source of heating. Through this method we can create a better and healthier environment for children, while using less energy and less financial resources,” said Ambassador Carl Hartzell. His visit to Kakheti was a part of the Energy Efficiency information campaign that was launched this week.

Previously, Ikalto Kindergarten in Telavi Municipality used to have wood heating that could heat only 40% of their building in winter. The facility was rehabilitated through the EU-funded project ‘Biomass Energy and Energy Efficient Technologies as Sustainable Energy Solutions for Covenant of Mayors Signatories’.

The EU also gave the municipality two tractors and special equipment for collecting and processing vineyard pruning residues to be used for biomass-operated heaters.

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