Higher energy efficiency in valuable historic buildings
Improvement of technical conditions and preservation of the buildings’ historical value and character
Better quality of life in residential areas
Integration of sectoral approaches for improvement of the environmental standards in the area
Developing awareness for the topic of energy efficiency
Promotion of behavioural change through the application of new ICT-solutions and information campaigns for energy saving
The city of Kohtla-Järve has a population of 35,000 inhabitants. It is situated in the north-eastern part of Estonia and is known for its chemical industry. The city has a unique settlement layout, comprising four individual districts that are scattered across the landscape. The pilot area in Kohtla-Järve is located in the central district of Järve and is characterised by post 1945 buildings for residential use and public uses such as a school, kindergartens, a library and the Centre of Culture.