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Display campaign

Kaunas

Detailed description of the Good Practice

Kaunas municipality participates in several projects in order to raise awareness of energy savings and sustainability. One of them is “Display®” project.
Since 2005 Kaunas municipality participates in this project. The idea of it is to engage citizens and make them more conscious of their energy consumption in order to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and achieve financial savings.

Display campaign could be shining example for other municipalities, because it:
· Raise awareness and fight climate change
Take part in a practical and visible European undertake which will put a positive image on your city. Benefit from a European wide network of "green" cities and Shining Examples.
· Make financial savings
Through raising awareness you can change behaviour and so reduce your energy and water consumption. There is much improvement potential amongst users and managers of municipal buildings concerning energy and water consumption.
· Anticipate the implementation of national law
The European Buildings Directive in EU countries is adopted as national law and Display® helps to implement it.

A rough heat energy saving potential in Kaunas schools and kindergartens owned by municipality is calculated on the basis of summarized data of energy audits and heat consumption. Taking into account the possibly energy saving ways, the rough heat energy saving was calculated:

  • the heat energy saving in the kindergartens owned by Kaunas city municipality is 20630 MWh;
  • the heat energy saving in the schools owned by Kaunas city municipality is 40744 MWh.

The significant part of the heat is lost trough the old windows due the air infiltration. The calculations show that the implementation of heat saving measures such as windows replacing, thermal insulation of walls and roof, modernization of heating systems permit to save by an average of 60 % of the total heat consumption of building. The energy bill savings could be use for improving education and training
environment.

energy
energy efficiency
awareness raising

Objectives of the Good Practice

to engage citizens and make them more conscious of their energy consumption in order to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and achieve financial savings.

Participants of the Good Practice

Kaunas regional energy agency (KREA)

Target group of the Good Practice

citizens

Funding of the Good Practice

Kaunas regional energy agency (KREA)

More Details of the Good Practice

2 larger capacity power plants and 1 hydro power plant are located in Kaunas City. SC Kauno energija operates as the main heat supplier to Kaunas city. The main used fuel in the heat generation units is natural gas. The combined cycle
biogas plant in Noreikiskes operates since 2005. The biogas is suplied from Kaunas Waste Water Treatment Plant.
Landfill gas extraction system is built in Lapes landfill. A combined heat and power (CHP) plant is constructed and connected to the gas extraction system. The CHP plant provides electricity for the Lithuanian power grid and heat for the local district heating network.

Available files

Contact details

Contact person: Feliksas Zinevicius
Position: Director
Organisation: Kaunas regional energy agency
Address: Breslaujos g. 3b-202, Kaunas LT-44403 Lithuania
Tel/Fax: +370 37 491036/ +370 37 491043
E-mail: krea@techpark.lt
Web: www.krea.lt

Data sources and references

Energy Cities
www.energy-cities.eu/db/kaunas2_580_en.pdf
(Accessed May, 24, 2010)