Comprehensive energy solutions
Petrol Group provides customers from the fields of industry, public sector and other entities with a market-competitive model of comprehensive energy management in a technological, economic and environmental sense that includes the provision of comprehensive energy services. Our energy solutions include energy renovation of buildings, heating and cooling, and lighting.
Energy renovation of the facilities is carried out according to the principle of public-private partnership or energy contracting. Energy renovation of public buildings on a larger scale is underway in Slovenia. At Petrol, we are actively cooperating and implementing measures to reduce energy use and costs for energy supply in several municipalities.
Contracts are separated for:
- comprehensive energy renovations, including the renovation of the entire building envelope, mechanical and power systems in the facility and the implementation of other energy efficiency improvement measures,
- technological energy renovation of buildings, comprising the implementation of individual measures or groups of measures on the building envelope and of mechanical and power systems in the facility to improve energy efficiency.
We renovate elementary schools, kindergartens, sports halls, indoor pools, facilities for cultural activities, and office buildings. We find particular challenges in buildings that are protected as cultural heritage or by the architect's copyright.
According to the principle of energy contracting, Petrol (on some projects together with consortia
partners) invests at least 50.1 percent of the required funds in energy renovations. Cohesion grants (40%) are obtained for eligible costs, the rest is contributed by a public partner. In all buildings where comprehensive energy renovation was carried out, we made sure that at least 25% of the energy for heating was from renewable sources.
In 2018 alone, we renovated and managed 63 facilities with a total area of 158,092 m2 . With energy savings we have managed to reduce energy use in 63 facilities, which represents a reduction in CO2 emissions by 2,995 tonnes, which would be absorbed by 143,757 trees in a year.
In total, we performed energy contracting services for 272 facilities in 2018 with a total area of 837,694 m2, which is the equivalent of about 200 Petrol office buildings on Dunajska 50 in Ljubljana.
In 2018, we signed contracts for energy contracting for an additional 55 facilities in a total area of 144,798 m2 , which we will renew and take over in 2019. These facilities will reduce energy use to an extent that represents a reduction in CO2 emissions by 2,719 tonnes, which would be absorbed by 130,511 trees in a year. Thus, from October 2019, we will jointly provide energy management services for 390 buildings with a total area of 1,140,584 m2.