April 30, 2018

Swiss-Polish Cooperation Programme is a non-refundable foreign aid granted by Switzerland to Poland as one of the new EU member states, in order to reduce economic and social disparities existing between Poland and more developed EU countries, and to reduce the differences on the Polish territory–between urban centers and structurally underdeveloped regions. The  result  of  the  project  is  to  save  the  electricity and  thermal  energy,  increase of  the energy  produced  from  renewable  sources and  reduction  of  carbon  dioxide.  It  will  be achieved  by  installation  of  solar  systems  for  residential  buildings  and  energy  efficiency improvement  of  public  buildings  through  deep  thermal  modernization  with use of heat pumps and photovoltaic. The main objective of the project is improving the health and living conditions of the people in the region: improving the environment, especially with respect to air quality in the region.

Implemented by: City of Niepołomice
Stanisław Nowacki, e-mail: st.nowacki@gmail.com
Lessons learnt
TRANSFERABILITY: YES, at the regional level.
• there aren't any policy which encourage the due taking into account at local and regional levels of the potential of using efficient heating and cooling systems, in particular those using high-efficiency cogeneration (Art. 4)