Non-repayable EU funds received for the first green restaurant in Croatia
Konavoski Dvori Restaurant Energy Supply Renewal
ESCULAP-TEO d.o.o., company registered for commerce and hospitality services
Increasing the energy efficiency and use of renewable sources of energy in the service sector (tourism, retail)
BRIEF PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The project implementation site is a hospitality establishment, the Konavoski Dvori Restaurant, owned by the Konavle Municipality (which leased it to the company ESCULAP-TEO d.o.o.), and housed in a small mill immediately adjacent to the Ljuta Stream, in an area designated in physical planning documents as a protected cultural good – a component of the Konavle region’s cultural and natural heritage – and also a protected natural landscape.
The project will contribute to solving the identified key problems (poor thermal protection of the hospitality establishment’s building, obsolete and energy-wasting technological fixtures and a lack of modern energy efficient technologies using renewables) which prevent the Konavoski Dvori Restaurant from securing the status of green restaurant and operating year-round.
The designation ‘green restaurant’ pertains to restaurants that contribute to the protection of nature and the environment in their operations. First and foremost, this implies the use of organic groceries in food preparation, use of renewable energy sources (sun, water, wind), the use of sustainable building materials and ecological mobile equipment, efficient water use, reduction of waste and pollution and use of environmentally acceptable inputs.
The planned project encompasses the complete renewal of the envelope of the hospitality facility/Konavoski Dvori Restaurant, which includes the installation of thermal insulation on all building components. Solar panels for the preparation of hot water and photovoltaic electrical generation will be installed on the two externally mounted canopies. The heating, cooling and ventilation system will be upgraded by the installation of two air/water heaters. Furthermore, the obsolete and energy-wasting technological fixtures used in food preparation, processing and storage (kitchen) and for lighting will be replaced with new, more energy efficient solutions. The introduction of a system of remote metering of energy consumption and production and a system of controlled energy gauges will be used to monitor project target indicators and the achievement of project objectives.
PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND ANTICIPATED RESULTS
The purpose of the project is to reduce energy consumption by 52.79 % (in comparison to energy delivered prior to project implementation) in the hospitality establishment, the Konavoski Dvori Restaurant, and increase the share of renewable sources of energy in gross energy consumption by 27,371.08 kWh and thus contribute to enhancing the competitive edge of the company ESCULAP-TEO d.o.o. and increasing efficient energy use in the service sector (tourism, retail), and thereby increasing the competitive edge of the entire Croatian economy.
The outcome of this project will entail the renewal of a part of the building’s envelope and the replacement of existing, obsolete technological fixtures with new, energy efficient solutions and the introduction of new systems that use renewable energy sources. Successful project implementation will enable the Konavoski Dvori Restaurant to become the first green restaurant in Croatia, which will additionally raise the awareness of guests and the public of the significance of this place and the role of Konavoski Dvori in the tourism promotion of both the Dubrovnik region and Croatia as a whole.
TOTAL NET VALUE OF PROJECT
AMOUNT OF NON-REPAYABLE GRANTS FROM EU FUNDS
PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION PERIOD
July 2018 – December 2020
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Lea Đurović Ruso, B.S. (arch.) – Management Board member in Esculap-Teo d.o.o. and CEO of Proto-arch d.o.o.
Contact no.: +385 98 725 114