As part of the REBUS project "Renovation for Energy efficient BUildingS", an exchange of experience was organised between the Association of Municipalities Polish Network "Energie Cités", which acted as host and partners from Hungary and Romania (organisations BORA 94 and SERDA). The meeting took place on 8 July in Krakow.

The event was opened by Anna Jaskuła - Director of the Association, who welcomed the participants and presented the agenda of the meeting. The first presentation was given by Patrycja Płonka, project manager at the Association, who talked about the funding opportunities under the 'European Funds for Małopolska 2021 - 2027', which will support the improvement of energy efficiency and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector, with particular emphasis on public buildings. Another presentation was given by Bartłomiej Smenda, project assistant at the Association. He presented the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on energy consumption in public buildings and consequently greenhouse gas emissions. Patrycja Płonka then drew attention to the growing importance of ensuring adequate indoor conditions in public buildings. This presentation provided an introduction to the second part of the event, during which good practices for healthy and sustainable buildings in Poland were presented.

Anna Fijas, project manager at the Association, presented the principles of environmentally friendly construction, through the use of appropriate materials and new solutions favouring the environment and increasing a building's energy efficiency. Examples of innovative construction include the Olivia Business Centre in Gdańsk and the Warsaw Hub in Warsaw. The next presentation by Agata Wódkowska, project assistant at the Association, focused on existing office buildings in Poland which have been awarded BREEAM certificates thanks to the implementation of modern technologies. These include the office buildings AFI V. Offices in Kraków and the Warsaw Unit. The last presentation, given by Justyna Janosz, focused on modern and environmentally friendly educational buildings operating in the country, such as the University of Białystok and the Centre for Sustainable Development and Energy Conservation at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Miękinia.

Afterwards, the participants went to the Małopolska Laboratory of Energy Efficient Building of the Cracow University of Technology. The MLBE is a research and development centre where research into energy-saving technologies is carried out. It is a passive building with a compact structure and modern façade that has been in operation since 2014. The laboratory is the first place in Poland where such large-scale research into energy-saving technologies and the comfort of residents and users of low-energy buildings is carried out. This interesting project has given the Krakow University of Technology a leading position in the energy-efficient building sector, which at the same time provides excellent inspiration and motivation to implement similar solutions in public buildings.

Our sincere thanks to all participants and speakers. We invite you to read the materials available below.


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  1. European Funds for Małopolska 2021-2027 , Patrycja PŁONKA, Stowarzyszenie Gmin Polska Sieć „Energie Cités”
  2. COVID-19 influence on energy consumption and GHG emission in buildings , Bartłomiej SMENDA, Stowarzyszenie Gmin Polska Sieć „Energie Cités”
  3. Indoor climate in public buildings , Patrycja PŁONKA, Stowarzyszenie Gmin Polska Sieć „Energie Cités”
  4. Sustainable and healthy buildings in Poland , Anna FIJAS, Stowarzyszenie Gmin Polska Sieć „Energie Cités”
  5. Sustainable and healthy office buildings in Poland , Agata WÓDKOWSKA, Stowarzyszenie Gmin Polska Sieć „Energie Cités”
  6. Sustainable and healthy education buildings in Poland , Justyna JANOSZ, Stowarzyszenie Gmin Polska Sieć „Energie Cités”