Old apartment block to emerge as Class A building2015-07-09
‘We will have the first Class A renovated apartment block in Lithuania,’ this was the news presented by Minister of Environment, Kęstutis Trečiokas, at a press conference today, 9 July.
The inhabitants of a multi-dwelling building on the capital city’s Mickevičiaus Street, upon their decision to renovate the house, have concluded that the minimum required energy performance class (currently, Class C) after modernisation will not be sufficient for them. They have agreed on raising the bar for the building’s energy performance to Class A. This will be the first apartment block of its kind in Lithuania that will disclose the maximum possibilities of renovation.
‘The fact that residents not only muster the courage to accept renovation but also want to achieve higher energy performance than that of Class C shows that people have already realised the benefit of this process and want to go for the maximum result. I believe that, in cooperation with the National Passive House Association that is spreading the idea of energy efficient buildings, we will achieve even better results of renovation,’ said Minister of Environment, Kęstutis Trečiokas.
Following the renovation, the apartment block on Mickevičiaus Street is expected to save up to 90 % of energy. The development of the investment project included consultations with representatives of the National Passive House Association, specialists in this spheres, who answered relevant questions from the inhabitants concerning renovation, air tightness and installation of windows. After such consultations, the inhabitants have not only opted for renovation but they will also try to turn their building into the most energy efficient multi-dwelling house in Lithuania.
Public Information Division