AKIPRESS.COM - The opening ceremony of the Altyn Balalyk kindergarten in Issyk-Ata district of Chui region took place on October 27 following its retrofitting.
Swiss Ambassador Olivier Bangerter, World Bank Country Manager Naveed Hassan Naqvi, Community Development and Investment Agency (?RIS) Executive Director Mars Naspekov and other participants inaugurated the renovated kindergarten.
The facility has been renovated in the frame of the “Heat Supply Improvement Project" implemented by ARIS and financed by the International Development Association and the Government of Switzerland.
To improve energy efficiency in the building, the following construction and installation works were carried out: thermal insulation was done, seismic stability reinforced, old windows and doors replaced with energy-efficient ones, heating system upgraded and electrical ceramic radiators installed, electrical wiring replaced, energy-efficient LED lamps installed, ventilation system improved and recuperators installed.
Main efficiency gain of the performed activities is a 40% decrease in the electricity consumption and higher level of comfort for 170 children and personnel of the facility.
The project intends to demonstrate benefits of the energy efficiency in 21 municipal public buildings in all oblasts of the country leading to essential electricity savings - up to 40% per building, implying more efficient use of energy resources and reduction of the heating costs.