Slovakia

 

Guides, resources and events:

Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency (SIEA):

Offer free energy training to individuals and entrepreneurs though their ŽIŤ ENERGIOU centres under the LIVING ENERGY programme: https://www.siea.sk/publikacie/c-3259/ako-vam-mozeme-pomoct-v-poradenskych-centrach-zit-energiou/ and https://www.siea.sk/bezplatne_poradenstvo_aktuality/c-416/bezplatne-energeticke-poradenstvo-zit-energiou/

Also offers a number of free guides on their website, including on workplace lighting; the insulation and replacement of windows in office buildings; and how to select a solar collector: https://www.siea.sk/publikacie/

EnergiePortal: news and resource portal for energy and renewable energy in Slovakia. Includes a directory of vendors of solar panels as well as an easily searchable directory of other energy-related services such as energy auditors. Also provides an overview of energy legislation. http://www.energie-portal.sk/

Úrad pre reguláciu sieťových odvetví / Regulatory office for network industries is the oversight body for electricity and other utilities in Slovakia. They provide guidance on switching energy supplier, and run a price comparison calculator. http://www.urso.gov.sk/

Solarne Novinky: online portal providing guidance and news on solar energy http://www.solarnenovinky.sk/

ENPOS: online portal providing information on environmental sustainability and energy for municipalities. Venues that are tied to or owned by municipalities or local authorities may be able to access free environmental advice. http://www.enpos.sk/

 

EE Suppliers:

BikeLab Initiative: interactive audience engagement installations to get audiences to create their own energy using pedal power which can be used to power a cinema, sound system, or other installations. They have featured at festivals and events including Pohoda and Colours of Ostrava http://www.bikelab.sk/ 

EU Solar: sale and installation of solar energy systems for heating water and generating electricity. They also provide some guidance on how to access government financing incentives for renewable energy http://eu-power.sk/

Neosolar: sale and installation of solar systems for heating water and generating electricity http://www.neosolar.sk/

Svetlo LED: sale of wide range of LED lighting for interior and exterior use http://www.svetlo-led.sk/

Viessman: provider of heating and cooling systems. They also provide some top tips for energy efficiency on their website: http://www.viessmann.sk/sk/obytne-budovy/typy-na-setrenie-energii.html

 

Funding:

Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency (SEIA): administers a range of financial grants, loans, and incentives for energy efficiency and renewable energy: https://www.siea.sk/bezplatne-poradenstvo-podnikatelia/

Green Households: Houses and apartments are eligible for support in the form of vouchers for the installation of small plants for the use of renewable energy sources (RES) through the national project of the Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency (SIEA) called ‘Green Households’. Businesses such as venues are NOT eligible – however owners of venues may wish to install solar panels at home, or advertise the opportunity to your audiences. http://zelenadomacnostiam.sk/sk/domacnosti/

 

Awards and certifications:

Julie’s Bicycle Creative Industry Green: environmental certification scheme ranging from 1-3 stars specifically designed for the creative industries, available for festivals/outdoor events, venues, and offices.  http://www.juliesbicycle.com/industry-green

A Greener Festival Awards: environmental sustainability award for outdoor events and festivals.  http://www.agreenerfestival.com/agf-award

 

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