Cantemir schools, rehabilitated and modernised with the support of the European Union, are a source of inspiration in terms of energy efficiency implemented in public buildings. After the completion of the thermal rehabilitation works, several study visits are organised here, for the exchange of experience and replication of demonstration methods.

Teachers and managers from 12 schools in the Republic of Moldova visited the city of Cantemir, within the project „Accelerating the adoption of good practices on sustainable development of the school environment”, abbreviated „Towards a Greener, More Sustainable and Efficient School”, visited Cantemir to learn about best practices. The coordinators had a tour of Kindergarten no. 2 and of the “Mihai Eminescu” Gymnasium, modernised with the support of the European Union. During the tour, they were able to observe practically the different solutions applied to improve the educational conditions, such as thermal insulation, the use of solar energy for the preparation of hot water and energy, ventilation of the rooms, landscaping, etc.

Ecaterina Enciu, director of the gymnasium, presented the experience of participating in energy efficiency and environment projects, and Victoria Isac, deputy director of education, shared Cantemir’s experience in creating community partnerships for sustainable development and attracting investment. „Without partnership, it is not possible to make big and significant projects,” said Irina Plis, project manager for a greener, more sustainable and efficient school.

„In Cantemir, I was very impressed by the thermal insulation of the buildings, everything is pleasant both outside and efficient inside”,

remarked Viorica Bălănel, member of the Green Team Slobozia Mare, Cahul, one of the participants of the study visit.

The study visit to Cantemir was organised as part of the project „Accelerating the adoption of good practices on sustainable development of the school environment”, carried out by the Alliance for Energy Efficiency and Renewables (AEER), in partnership with the Agency for Energy Efficiency (AEE) and the Association of Journalists of Environment (AJMTEM).