The promoter of this project is the Municipality of Sector 1 Bucharest and the final beneficiaries are the residents of Bucharest. Apart from increasing the quality of life of Bucharest residents through energy savings, the project will also help improve the image of the buildings under this programme. The project will help Romania to meet its commitments related to improving energy efficiency, particularly to reach the EU 2020 target. The project is expected to reduce the buildings’ energy consumption by around 50% and the total energy saved will amount to approximately 190 GWh per year once the programme is fully implemented. This project, endorsed politically and accepted by communities, represents the most ambitious SEAP in Romania, envisaging actions at very large scale. The plan include studies for energy consumption, heating and cooling demand, potential for utilization of RES sources and financing sources with clear targets and objectives. There are 4 main pillars: 1. Energy Efficiency on public buildings – 140 units 2. Energy Efficiency on residential, private owned buildings – 850 units [developed in two phases, TRP 1 and TRP 2 (Thermal Rehabilitation Program)] 3. Stakeholders motivation and mobilization 4. Innovative financing The District 1 Bucharest Municipality established an Energy Efficiency Agency (2007) with energy experts delivering support in other municipalities too. The AEEPM is responsible for the monitoring and implementation of the Plan.
• There are no policies that encourage to take into account the potential of efficient heating an cooling systems, in particular those using high-efficiency cogeneration, at the local and regional levels(Art. 4)
• the government has no programme in place to carry out energy efficient renovations on at least 3% of the buildings they own and occupy by floor area (Art. 5)
• there is no programme for conducting energy audits in the public sector at national, regional or local level (Art. 8)
• energy audits do not include technical and financial feasibility assessments (Art. 8)