Improving energy efficiency in 10,000 households in Serbia

In Kraljevo, contracts were signed with 67 local governments, in which the implementation of energy efficiency improvement projects begins. Secretary of State in Ministry of Mining and Energy, Zoran Lakićević says that they will enable them to improve energy efficiency in 10,000 households in Serbia.

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He said that the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mining and Energy, Zorana Mihajlović, signed the agreements provide for the replacement of doors and windows, external insulation of houses and housing units and the replacement of heating boilers in value of one billion dinars.

– Citizens will be able to apply for allocated funds from August, while in July an invitation will be issued for companies that will perform works – Lakićević said for RTS.

As it was announced Ministry, Lakićević said regarding the criteria that citizens must meet when applying for public calls there is a rulebook on the ranking of citizens. He specified that it was Ministry of Mining and Energy submitted to the local self-governments a rulebook for ranking citizens registered for public calls and companies that will perform the works.

The quality of the existing carpentry will be a decisive factor based on when citizens can receive financial incentives for energy efficiency. Those who have poorer carpentry and single windows will have an advantage – said Lakićević.

Another important criterion, as he said, will be the number of residents who live in a household so that, he adds, where a larger number of residents are in the same living space, these citizens will have an advantage.

Citizens will submit to the local self-governments a form with a pro forma invoice of the company from the list of contractors, which will show how much the works will cost.

– After submitting the form, the commissions will go out on the field and evaluate the works. If everything is in order, the ranking list will be determined – said Lakićević.

He noted that Ministry of Mining and Energy and local governments provide 50 percent of the costs, while the other half is financed by the citizens themselves.

The Secretary of State pointed out that the same criteria apply to buildings that will have to obtain the consent of the housing community, ie half of the tenants, if they want to apply for a public call.

He added that no housing community decision is required if citizens want to make only windows in their apartments.

Source: – VESTI by

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