Warmer rooms, less greenhouse gas emissions: welcome to kindergarten #160 of Yerevan

Dec 14, 2017

Yerevan - Kindergarten N 160 in Kanaker-Zeytun district is now fully renovated and ready to educate generations in better conditions. The kindergarten reopened its doors on December 14, 2017.

With the presence of the Mayor of Yerevan, Taron Margaryan, UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia a.i, Dmitry Mariyasin, and other officials, the kindergarten commenced functioning in a radically new and improved environment, with warmer rooms, better lighting due to the energy efficiency component in the program.

“This kindergarten has not just been renovated: it has been renovated according to European high standards of energy efficiency. This means that, both, the kids will have a warmer and nicer environment, and fewer than half of the greenhouse gas emissions will impact them,” said Dmitry Mariyasin.

The renovation of the kindergarten is the first result of the major energy efficiency project started between the UNDP and Yerevan Municipality in 2017 under the Green Climate Fund 20 million USD grant project. In 2018, the project will be enlarged due to the loan agreement signed. The energy efficiency measures in public buildings can ensure cost savings of municipal public budgets, at the same time will contribute to the environmental objectives of reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Kindergarten’s gas and electricity 40-50 percent savings are ensured through the following measures: thermal insulation of the roof, partial insulation of walls, new radiators with valves and heat reflectors, efficient windows and doors and energy efficient LED lighting system. The saved amounts can be directed towards other socially oriented activities of the kindergarten.

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