HOW TO KEEP HEAT INSIDE?

Are you aware that most of energy consumed at home goes for heating? We know how to save it.

 

  1. Are your windows and doors airtight? Of course, the best solution is to have new, well-fitted and sealed windows. But if you cannot afford to replace the old ones, make sure that heat does not escape through them. Window frames can be sealed, for example, with self-adhesive gaskets made of polyurethane or rubber foam. Ensure that the product has a proper cross-section and the window frame is perfectly dry before applying it. Otherwise the gasket will be improperly attached and it may still allow cold air to enter inside. If there is an air leak between the window frame and the windowsill or the wall, then a butyl vapour barrier sealing tape can be used.
  1. Let the heat move around! Never put furniture in front of radiators nor cover them with curtains. If curtains reach the floor, heat is blocked between the radiator and the curtain. Choose short curtains and drapes in winter, or pick them up and place on the windowsill. If possible, put furniture as far as possible from the radiator – a distance of at least one metre. It is good to have a windowsill or a shelf above the radiator – it prevents warm air from rising and cooling down.
  1. To distribute heat from radiators within a room in the most effective way, install screens behind them made from silver foil and polystyrene foam. In this way you will prevent the penetration of heat into the wall. Screens reflect the heat back and facilitate its distribution inside the room.
  1. Remember about the optimal room temperature! 210C at daytime and 130C at nighttime – you can safely turn the radiators down. Another helpful idea is to ventilate the house from time to time – shortly but intensively.
  1. And on an extremely cold day, you can cover the window with blinds and curtains, preferably those which do not cover the radiator.

FB ECO CONTEST

The Pomorskie family needs tips on how to organise Christmas in an environment-friendly way. A mini contest has therefore been announced on their FB fan page. The key question is: What should be done to celebrate green Christmas?

 

The answer that will best appeal to the Pomorskie family as well as two other answers with the greatest number of likes will be rewarded. The winners will receive ecological Christmas-scented candles. The competition runs on the campaign fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/poczujklimatpl/. Join us now!

The Pomorski family feels the climate. Be like the Pomorski family!

The Provincial Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Gdańsk (Wojewódzki Fundusz Ochrony Środowiska i Gospodarki Wodnej w Gdańsku) launched a three-year education and awareness campaign focused on sustainable development of the region of Pomerania (Pomorze). The Pomorski family feels the climate (Pomorscy czują klimat!) campaign is addressed to both residents and tourists visiting the region.

 

The objective of the campaign is to disseminate simple hints that can play a part in the change of Pomerania residents’ habits and thus contribute to saving non-renewable resources, reduced consumption and raising awareness of the importance of biodiversity.

 

The environment-friendly content will be conveyed through the campaign’s main characters, that is members of the Pomorskie family, who will learn the environmental footprint of their daily actions. Account of the family’s adventures will be presented in a series of short animated films. In each episode family members will face a different challenge, for instance shortage of water at home which might happen if water is recklessly consumed. In another episode, the father of the family will become upset at the discovery that the world’s energy resources are running out. However, it will not immediately translate into any deliberate change in his lifestyle, such as turning off the light when leaving the room or removing chargers from the outlets. Eventually, a freezing cold sets into the house of the far from energy-efficient Pomorskie family. In the end, a simple solution for all these problems is found, that is saving the resources, which contributes to health improvement and financial savings. The family members have been portrayed in such a way so that every inhabitant of the Pomerania region and other regions can identify with them.

 

The campaign will be communicated through channels such as the social media, i.e. Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and Google Plus, local websites, press, radio and television. The Pomorskie family will appear on posters and screens in public transportation service.

Act with energy!

Act with energy – choose, generate, save (Działaj z energią – wybieraj, wytwarzaj, oszczędzaj) – this year the Pomeranian Energy Days focused on ways of reducing low emissions. One of the event hosts, the Regional Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Gdańsk (Wojewódzki Fundusz Ochrony Środowiska i Gospodarki Wodnej w Gdańsku), organized an Open Day in its head office at 8, Rybaki Górne Street.

 

One of the campaigns organised regularly by the Regional Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Gdańsk Management in Gdansk with an aim to reduce emissions is the Clean Air of Pomerania (Czyste Powietrze Pomorza) contest organised for 10 years now. It is addressed to legal persons, i.e. bodies of local self-government and other bodies handling municipal utility tasks. Through these bodies, all natural persons residing in the Pomerania Region can benefit from the contest. Co-financing is available for dismantling coal or coke fired boilers and their replacement with gas or oil fired boilers. Besides, renewable energy sources (heat pumps, biomass fired boilers) can be installed and buildings can be connected to the district heating network.

 

PLN 7 m represents the value of 100 co-financing contracts signed by the Regional Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Gdańsk from 2008 to 2016. Thanks to these projects, the annual dust emission was reduced by 200 tonnes, the carbon dioxide emission by 13 600 tonnes and the sulphur dioxide emission by 90 tonnes.

 

In 2017, the Clean Air of Pomerania contest attracted a record high number of applications. 74 beneficiaries applied for co-financing of a total of PLN 11 m. The cost of projects in the pipeline runs to almost PLN 40 m. More than 2 800 coal fired boilers will be removed.

Green jobs for a greener future

As part of the EU Green Week, the Regional Office of the Pomerania Region organised a conference in Brussels attended by, amongst others, representatives of the Regional Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Gdańsk (Wojewódzki Fundusz Ochrony Środowiska i Gospodarki Wodnej w Gdańsku), Association of Pomerania Landscape Parks (Pomorski Zespół Parków Krajobrazowych) and the Foundation for the Development of the Gdańsk University (Fundacja Rozwoju Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego).

 

The Green Week is the largest event showcasing environmental and climate issues organised by the European Commission every year. In 2017 the main theme of the event was Green jobs for a greener future. During panels sessions, model projects implemented across Europe have been discussed. Within the frame of this event, the Regional Office of the Pomerania Region launched a debate on the topic Green is the new smart. Green jobs boosting regional economy.