Thursday 22 February 2007
13 February 2007, Bratislava (SK): Bratislava-Vrakuna hosted about 20 participants from Slovak and European municipalities and private partners in the framework of the workshop "Local partners working together to build a sustainable energy community“.
The Mayor of Bratislava-Vrakuna welcomed the participants and explained that the campaign is an important communication tool used by the municipality to educate the citizens in the field of energy efficiency. Display is bringing its first positive results, citizens are becoming much more interested in insulating the houses and their overall reconstruction. Energy bills of one primary school in Vrakuna that joined the Display Campaign represent about 70% of the school`s total costs.
During the workshop several partners proposed help with the implementation of energy eficiency measures. Energy Centre Bratislava offered to provide the school with an energy audit free of charge, Philips lighting company is considering cooperating with the municipality. Coordinator of the Display Campaign in Slovakia, Ms Henrieta Peskovicova, is looking for more municipalities and partners who would like to support implementation of the campaign and energy efficient measures in Bratislava-Vrakuna and other Slovak cities. They are free to contact her.