CYPRUS EMPLOYERS AND INDUSTRIALISTS FEDERATION
CYPRUS EMPLOYERS AND INDUSTRIALISTS FEDERATION

Volunteer Registry of Thermal Insulation Installers

Supported by Energy Service

Establishment of the Volunteer Registry of Thermal Insulation Installers

The Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation (OEB), with the support of the Energy service of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce & Industry, have developed a new private initiative, the creation of a Voluntary Registry of Thermal Insulation Installers.

Thermal insulation is considered to be one of the most cost-effective measures in the energy efficiency of buildings. Thermal insulation reduces the heat loss to the outside during the winter months, while the heat flow is reduced in the building during the summer months. At the same time the thermal comfort conditions are improved.

For greater dissemination of thermal insulation installations, the level of confidence of the building owners / users towards the heat insulators and the quality of the thermal insulation materials should be increased. A good thermal insulation should ensure maximum energy savings, a substantial improvement in thermal comfort and life expectancy without any problems. For this reason, the registration process was created in the Voluntary Registry of Thermal Insulation Installers. The benefits are multiple to the companies involved in thermal insulation, as they improve the image and reliability of the products and services provided by their business.

In this Voluntary Registry, legal entities that employ or have contracts with thermal insulation installers can apply by proven their experience. The Registry is available to the general public. The aim of the Volunteer Registry is to ensure minimum criteria for assessing the quality of the services provided.

In order to promote thermal insulation, interested homeowners should recognize and understand the benefits of installing thermal insulation, which is the saving of energy and, consequently, money and the improvement of the quality of living caused by the thermal insulation in households.

The Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry, in the context of promoting energy saving in residential buildings to reduce energy costs and achieving the energy saving targets of the Republic of Cyprus in 2020, has put in place the Grant Scheme for roof thermal insulation of existing residential buildings. The following table summarizes some information regarding this Grant Scheme.

Grant Scheme to encourage the use of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and Energy Saving in Residential buildings
Category 1 Thermal Insulation of Roofs of Existing Residences
Percentage of funding 30% of the eligible costs of each application
Maximum amount of funding €1.500
Deadline Until 02/09/2019 or until budget availability.

For more information on the Voluntary Registry of Thermal Insulation Installers, please contact Ms. Anthi Charalambous, Head of the Energy & Environment Service of OEB, tel. 22665102, ext. 204, email: acharalambous [@] oeb.org.cy or Mr. Panagiotis Kastania, OEB Energy and Environment Service Officer, tel. 22665102, ext. 207, email: pkastanias [@] oeb.org.cy

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The Republic of Cyprus is subject to commitments and targets to improve energy efficiency and energy savings. In particular, the following national indicative targets should be met by 2020:

  • Total primary energy consumption for 2020 to be maintained at 2.2Mtoe.
  • Primary energy saving by 375,000 toe by 2020.

Also, according to the requirements of Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU, 241.588 Mtoe for the period 2014-2020 should be saved. This objective is cumulative and mandatory. In addition, 3.316 GWh should be saved on an annual basis, with the implementation of energy saving measures in the public sector (Article 5 of the Directive 2012/27/EU).

To effectively tackle climate change, the Member States of the European Union have an obligation to set up National Energy and Climate Plans designed to achieve the ambitious objectives set by the European Union for the period 2021-2030.

  • Reducing EU Greenhouse Gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030 compared to 2005. The target set for Cyprus is a 24% reduction in Greenhouse Gas emissions from 2005 levels (excluding emissions from ETS sector).
  • Increase the penetration of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) by 32% in the EU by 2030. No binding National targets have been decided yet.
  • Reduction of energy consumption by 32.5% at EU level by 2030. The National contribution of Cyprus is estimated at 5% reduction in primary energy consumption.

More information from the Energy Service for this initiative as well as the Cyprus energy saving targets, can be provided by the person in charge Mr. Nikos Hatzinikolaou, tel. 22409396

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