Thermally rehabilitated with the European Union support, the educational buildings in Cantemir continue to be a source of inspiration at the national level. As part of the „Only one planet” campaign, carried out in June by the Ministry of the Environment, the city of Cantemir was visited by the Minister of the Environment, together with the State Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Constantin Borosan.

Together with the mayor, Roman Ciubaciuc, representatives of the CoM-East project, Alliance for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (AEER), the delegation visited the educational institutions that went through a complex of energy efficiency measures. Thanks to the financial support of the EU, around 1,000 children from 4 public institutions, 2 kindergartens and 2 schools, benefit from modernised study conditions.

The project „Thermal rehabilitation of educational buildings in Cantemir – CanTREB”, included the rehabilitation of four public buildings, through a complex of energy efficiency measures, such as thermal insulation of exterior walls, attic floor and foundation base with the mineral wool, installation of a new rainwater collection and drainage system. For the first time, a biomass power plant and photovoltaic systems, solar collectors, etc. were installed. The photovoltaic panels and solar collectors were installed with the financial support of GEF SGP-UNDP Moldova.

The representatives of the Minister of the Environment, and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development welcomed and appreciated the effort and quality of the implemented projects, noting that these works have a huge positive impact for the environment and the efficient management of energy. Moreover, the modern biomass thermal energy production station is unique in the country and offers autonomy for heating educational institutions, while ensuring a clean and healthy environment. Such practices must be promoted and implemented in as many localities as possible, they are models that respect the principles of the green and sustainable economy.

The project „Thermal rehabilitation of educational buildings in Cantemir”, financed by the European Union within the „Convention of Mayors – Demonstration Projects” programme and co-financed from Energy Efficiency Agency was implemented by Municipality of Cantemir in partnership with the Alliance for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (AEER).