Esco-S in partnership with The ,,Sustainable Development Center -Remission’’ implements the project ,,,Assessment of Georgian Climate Technologies, Introducing Priority Technologies and Developing Dissemination Road Map’’ supported by the ,,Climate Green Foundation ‘
The objective of the technical assistance is to assist the Government of Georgia to update its TNA and develop a technology roadmap for prioritized technologies to address climate change challenges in the most critical sectors of the economy. The project builds on Georgia’s updated NDC and national climate policy and will support their implementation by enabling low emission and adaptation technologies to be developed and deployed.
The long-term objective is the encouragement of new business growth, GHG emissions abatement and the transformational change that can deliver on Georgia’s updated nationally determined contributions . This GCF assistance will enable the Government of Georgia to further develop its country-driven, participatory approach to climate action and complement activities to meet the goals of their existing policies.
On July 15, 2019, the meeting was held between H.E. Dr Viktória Horváth, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Hungary to Georgia, and Mr Zaal Kheladze, the director of Esco-S. Throughout the meeting, opportunities for renewable technology implementation were discussed and a study visit to the Republic of Hungary was planned.
H.E Dr Viktoria Horvath highlighted the existing interest coming from the side of the Hungarian renewable energy cluster, Arch Energy’’ in terms of renewable energy sources in Georgia. Especially, focusing on large biomass utilization enterprises (1 Megawatt and more), who are attracted to the idea of realization of their product in Georgia. Apart from that, meeting attendees discussed the opportunities for designing and implementing mutual study courses in cooperation with Szeged Technical University in Hungary.
At the end of the meeting, the decision on Esco-S representatives visit to Hungary was made. The study visit aims to further deepen the partnership with Hungarian companies. The study visit will be facilitated by Varga Szok, the Economic attaché of the Embassy of Hungary in Tbilisi.
The Esco-S team helps TBC and Basis Bank customers to elaborate grant applications and assists in Green structure transformation of their business within the EU4ENERGY, Green Consulting’ project.
In total, 20 companies will be transformed into Green businesses as a result of Consultations covering green restructuring process implementation for the industrial sector (Construction, Mechanical Engineering, Food Industry, etc.) Consultation costs are fully funded by the grant program.
..Geobuilders’’ Is one of the beneficiaries of the grant program, who will receive the full consultation package including energy management detailed analysis; Staff training, Development of the green restructuration, and implementation. Energy balance will be calculated for a single pilot residential building that will shortly come into a zero-emission phase.
Due to Covid 19 regulations, project-related work is being implemented online. Project experts carry out the activities following relevant filters and provide,, Geobuilders ‘’ management with periodic updates.
,, This is a significant challenge for our company in terms of Green Restructuration, We hope, that the transformation will enable us to respond to the requirements of the new law on,, Energy Efficiency’’ . We are pioneers in this regard. We got introduced to several innovative approaches in the construction and development field, that have clearly shown us the attractiveness and advantages of an energy-efficient perspective for the implementation of resource-effective management methodology. ‘’ stated Mr. Levan Tsaava, director, LTD GeoBuilders.
From 2023, first-class enterprises will be legally obliged to carry out mandatory energy audits under the law on, Energy Efficiency’’.
Esco-S envisages becoming a leader in the energy audit field, for this, the decision on construction of Green Engineering Center with two demonstration zero-emission enterprises was made. This implies, Operating a hybrid ( Solar, Biomass, natural air, Electricity, Thermal pump) energy consumption energy central, that enables the functioning of effective district heating systems. The innovation can be seen in the concept of the centre, as it also involves two demonstration zero-emission enterprises for the production of Georgian Cider and distillation. Both enterprises are settled in registered green buildings with minimal energy consumption built according to soil compaction technologies. The idea of the centre could give rise to the replication of innovative approaches generated by the Green engineering centre team by Georgian industry representatives in their enterprises. It should be mentioned, Recently, that French expert Mr Vincent Julien has been involved in the production processes management. Mr Julien who is a wine technologist will be leading the piloting of the Apple and Peer cider zero-emission enterprise. The machines for piloting are already purchased, the first 10 tons of fruit are in the fermentation process. We are going to take consistent steps in Georgian cider production, carefully checking on the indicators of success:
- Production of organic products from non-timber products (Panta peer, Wild apple)
- The production process in high altitude benchmark, 1000 m oxygen-enriched area
- Managing zero-emission production processes.
We believe, that synergy of these three components will gain a unique sense of Georgian cider brand identity. From March 2021, German Biochemist, Hans Albrecht Hoffman will join the Esco-S team to be in charge of managing biochemical processes during fruit juice and high-quality fruit spirit production. This would be a solid advancement for Eco-S to position itself as a highly competent consulting company providing consulting services to different industries.
With the support of the Austrian Development Agency and UNDP, Esco-S Green Engineering Center is elaborating on green rehabilitation opportunities for Keda public schools in the Adjaria region of Georgia. In the frameworks of the project inspection of the target public schools was held and a rehabilitation plan was developed aiming at the improvement of thermal-technical parameters of construction elements (Walls, Roof, Floor, Doors, Windows, etc) for buildings zero energy consumption for the fulfilment of the requirements set by the Law of Georgia on Energy Efficiency of Building signed by the president of Georgia on May 21, 2020.
The concept involves an action document for efficient energy management implementation and maintenance of public schools, as well as, utilization possibilities of renewable energy sources, It also suggests: Simulation analysis, renewable sources generation hydraulic schemes, and the guidelines for schools in earning the green status.
In partnership with CENN, Green Engineering Center piloted boiler system energy-efficient rehabilitation in village Zvare public school, using nutshells as a fuel highlighted the basis of the circular economy that implies a reduction of waste management. For ensuring the replication of the pilot project, training was held for teachers of natural sciences in Keda public schools afterwards.
,, Similar projects will slow down the growing tendency of depletion of forest grove areas due to the unsustainable acquisition of wood (firewood and commercial) resources leading to raising natural, ecological, socio-economic, and energy risk, as well as losses in state budgets.
Introducing a sustainable woodland management practice, and the development of production markets for sustainable biomass energy resources and energy-efficient and renewable technologies could be the right solution’’. Says Zaal Kheladze, Director of Green Engineering Center.