District Heating Final Users Energy Efficiency Improvements – Goals and Challenges in Republic of Serbia
Households in Serbia spend around 35% of the total final energy. This is the greatest potential for energy, economic and environment improvements. The apartment buildings, which cover 60% of total dwellings, are mostly in the lowest energy efficiency class. Transparent calculation of the heat energy price, based on the measured consumption, accompanied with founding a fund for energy efficiency improvement with significant human recourses and a budget is crucial for the energy efficiency improvement, heating costs reduction and increase in customers’ satisfaction. Another possibility is application of an obligatory scheme of energy efficiency, according to Article 7 of the Directive 2012/27/EU, according to which distributors and retail energy sales companies are obliged to achieve end-users energy savings. It means the obligation of the heat suppliers to provide a financial and technical support for energy efficiency improvement in buildings.
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