Sustainable construction and the efficient use of energy in buildings and companies
Slovenia still has to meet numerous targets that call for changes in energy consumption in all sectors. A qualitative analysis of energy-saving renovations of public buildings will therefore be performed within the framework of the efficient energy-saving building renovation and guidelines for training on energy-saving renovation will be developed.
One of the main activities is the establishment of the BIM system (Building Information Modelling). The BIM is an information platform for different planning processes. It covers project preparation, as well as project management and supervision and enables the responsiveness of the asset management system. The BIM provides an integrated and systematic approach to strategic planning, the management of energy and material efficiency and risk management.
The improved e-materials portal at the Strategic Spatial Development Division of the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning will enable the substitution of design documentation with the BIM models, which in turn would significantly improve system control, reduce potential for error, and considerably speed-up the process of obtaining permits or issuing documentation. The upgrading of local energy concepts that will be integrated into numerous workshops for various sustainable construction experts is also expected.
The set of activities focuses mainly on the development of effective financial instruments, the mobilisation of other financial resources for the energy-saving renovation of residential buildings and the promotion of energy efficiency of small and medium-sized enterprises. According to the Long-Term Strategy for Mobilising Investments in the Energy Renovation of Buildings, the housing sector represents a sector with the highest energy saving potential among building renovations and is simultaneously the sector with the most pressing investment gap. The implementation of measures for GHG emissions reduction is no longer sufficiently effective.
In order to achieve a further reduction in energy use and related GHG emissions in households, the activities of this set are mainly linked to preparing a financial plan, promoting measures in households, identifying financing sources, identifying, developing and implementing effective financial mechanisms and measures for removing key obstacles in the energy-saving and integrated renovation of buildings, and ensuring incentives for project preparations and tender applications in the housing sector, as well as implementing demonstration projects.