Central European Development Forum – CEDEF in cooperation with the Energy Efficiency Agency of the Republic of Serbia and Henkel company, organized the public discussion: “Building insulation and Energy Efficiency” on November 2, 2011. in Belgrade
The goal of the Panel discussion was to raise public awareness on the importance of isolation as one of the key factors of energy efficiency in buildings. Experts presented examples of good practices and gave practical advice for achieving savings in energy consumption.
Speakers at the panel discussion were:
• Jovanka Arsić-Karišić, Chairman of the Board, CEDEF
• mr Bojan Kovačić, Deputy Director of the Serbian Energy Efficiency Agency
• dr Miodrag Mesarović, Secretary General of the Serbian Committee of World Energy Council
• Jovan Šarenac, Henkel company
• Zoran Živković, Public utility “City Housing”, Belgrade
According to Bojan Kovacic, Serbia has a large technical potential for energy savings and implementation of energy efficiency measures in buildings. Houses and apartments built before 1970. have almost no thermal insulation. Over 75% of the buildings were built before 1980, and they do not have sufficient thermal insulation, which makes them the greatest potential for savings, said Kovacic.
"Henkel is a socially responsible company in all countries in which it operates, and through cooperation with government bodies, local governments and civil society organizations, we actively work to raise awareness on the importance of energy efficiency. Henkel Ceresit has completed several projects of thermal insulation in hospitals, schools and college campuses in Serbia, which will not only contribute to energy saving, but also the quality of life in these residential facilities, "said John Šarenac, Director of adhesive technology from Henkel Ceresit.
Zoran Živkovic, advisor to the director of JP "City Housing" Belgrade said that there are several measures that are applied to improve energy efficiency in buildings - measures to improve the characteristics of the building by reducing the need for heating in winter and cooling in summer, as well as measures to improve the application of sewage installation through using equipment and devices with a high degree of usefulness, use of waste heat and renewable energy sources, said Zivkovic.
Photos from the panel discussion can be viewed in the "Gallery".