ATHENS – Offices, schools and hospitals have priority in the “Electra” public building energy upgrade programme that has been underway since Monday, with the aim of reducing energy consumption by at least 30%.
The State is investing 640 million euros, coming from the Deposits and Loans Fund, the European Investment Bank and the Recovery Fund, with the aim of upgrading 2.5 million square meters of buildings that house state services (owned or leased). Priority, as indicated in the programme guide, will be given to buildings with high energy consumption, through the upgrading of which, a greater saving of primary energy is achieved, as well as a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
The budget of the programme is allocated by priority to offices (280 million euros), education buildings (universities, schools – 160 million euros) and health – social welfare (hospitals, health centres, nursing homes, etc. – 80 million euros). The other uses (indoor sports facilities, museums, church foundations, cultural events, etc.) will absorb 70 million and buildings of the central public administration 50 million euros.