Energy saving TIPS

Household energy saving tips at no additional cost:

WOOD HEATING

If you use wood for heating, do not overfill the furnace or use large logs as this can reduce the efficiency of the stove/fireplace. Check the permeance and condition of the chimney at least once a year. Make sure the furnace and the surrounding surfaces of the stove are not wet and that the wood pellets are dry. Stop heat losses through the chimney. Close the fireplace damper when you’re not using it. You’ll prevent heat loss up the chimney and cold draughts. Sources: “Better living through knowledge – How to reduce household energy consumption“, Society For Sustainable Development Design, April 2015, Zagreb, FIESTA energy efficiency guide, Fundación CIRCE

STORAGE WATER HEATER

If you use a storage water heater, do not overheat water; make sure the water temperature is at 60 degrees when hot. If you have a water heater with poor or no insulation, consult with experts and insulate the water heater with their help. Install the water heater in a room where water is being used (bathroom, kitchen) to minimize heat loss in the pipes. Insulate the pipes where they initially exit the water heater. If you have an older water heater, make sure to regularly clean the lime scale from the heating element. Source: “Better living through knowledge – How to reduce household energy consumption“, Society For Sustainable Development Design, April 2015, Zagreb

CENTRAL HEATING

If you use central heating, remove all obstacles from the radiators that could reduce their effectiveness. Move furniture or curtains that block the radiator. Install reflector panels between radiators and exterior walls. When radiators are installed on a poorly insulated wall, most part of the heat will dissipate through the wall and to the outside. To avoid heat losses a thin reflective panel between the wall and the radiator can be installed (they are easily available at stores). Sources: “Better living through knowledge – How to reduce household energy consumption“, Society For Sustainable Development Design, April 2015, Zagreb, FIESTA energy efficiency guide, Fundación CIRCE

BLINDS, SHUTTERS AND AWNINGS

In summer use blinds, shutters and awnings to keep heat away. Close shutters, blinds and curtains during the day and use awnings to protect windows from the sun. Wait for fresher hours to air out the rooms. Source: FIESTA energy efficiency guide, Fundación CIRCE

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CB-GREEN video
28.03.2017.

CB-GREEN video

This video was made during the implementation of the project CB-GREEN: Cross-Border – Green, Renewable & Energy Efficiency Network.

Final presentation of the “CB-GREEN: Cross-Border – Green, Renewable & Energy Efficiency Network” project held
27.03.2017.

Final presentation of the “CB-GREEN: Cross-Border – Green, Renewable & Energy Efficiency Network” project held

On Friday 24th March 2017 the final presentation of the "CB-GREEN: Cross-Border – Green, Renewable and Energy Efficiency Network" project was held in Neum.

Final presentation of the CB-GREEN project in Neum on 24.3.2017
22.03.2017.

Final presentation of the CB-GREEN project in Neum on 24.3.2017

Final presentation of the "CB-GREEN: Cross-Border – Green, Renewable & Energy Efficiency Network" project will be held on Friday, 24.3.2017, starting at 12.00 AM in the Hotel Grand in Neum.

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