Pilot-projects will be done in several selected homes with highest energy costs and saving potential in order to provide role model to other facilities of this kind in Serbia.
More than 70% of residential homes for elderly people in Serbia have no knowledge about energy efficiency or renewable energy.
Knowledge on energy efficiency among management of residential care homes will be raised by implementing workshops and trainings.
Useful practical application of knowledge and hands on experience will be available through BEFT partner and supporting companies for individual categories of technologies such as energy efficient heat systems, combined heat and power systems, insulation, solar water heating, energy efficient lighting, air quality systems, and energy management.
To date BEFT sent out e-mail with basic information about project to over 150 homes for elderly people in Serbia offering free of charge sample energy audits. Purpose of these audits is to collect relevant statistical data in order to make analysis on potential savings in this sector.
Based on the results of the energy analysis, SAVE FOR CARE will focus on identified measures and provide training that will improve the energy management and the energy awareness and behavior of employees and residents.
Research shows that nowledge about energy management in the management of the elderly home institutions is poor.