On October 27, the opening ceremony of the Altyn Balalyk kindergarten in Issyk-Ata rayon of Chui province took place following its retrofitting.
The Swiss Ambassador Olivier Bangerter, the Country Manager of the World Bank Naveed Hassan Naqvi, the Executive Director of the Community Development and Investment Agency (АRIS) Mars Naspekov, and other participants inaugurated the renovated kindergarten.
The facility has been renovated in the frame of the “Heat Supply Improvement Project" implemented by ARIS and financed by the International Development Association and the Government of Switzerland.
To improve energy efficiency in the building, the following construction and installation works were carried out: thermal insulation was done, seismic stability reinforced, old windows and doors replaced with energy-efficient ones, the heating system was upgraded and electrical ceramic radiators installed, electrical wiring was replaced, energy-efficient LED lamps installed, ventilation system improved and recuperators installed.
The main efficiency gain of the performed activities is a 40% decrease in electricity consumption and a higher level of comfort for 170 children and personnel of the facility.
The project intends to demonstrate benefits of the energy efficiency in 21 municipal public buildings in all oblasts of the country leading to essential electricity savings - up to 40% per building, implying more efficient use of energy resources and reduction of heating costs.
For more information, please contact the project specialist: Bakyt Zarylbekov, tel.: (0550) 955607 email: Bzarylbekov@aris.kg