Thermal modernization

The purpose of the project is the comprehensive energy modernization of the State Archives buildings. This project is of strategic importance to the socioeconomic development of the country, and will result in:

  • lowering low-stack emissions,
  • lowering greenhouse gas emissions,
  • increasing energy efficiency.

The project will also guarantee that the proper and secure conditions are present for storing state-owned archival holdings, including Polish national heritage elements dating back to the distant past, as well as modern-day sources which continue to flow into the State Archives.

The thermal modernization project is carried out by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (beneficiary) and The State Archives Head Office (project partner) in the form of a non-competitive procedure.

The project currently encompasses 20 State Archives: The Archives of Modern Records, The Central Archives of Historical Records and State Archives in: Częstochowa, Gdańsk, Kalisz, Katowice, Kielce, Koszalin, Leszno, Łódź, Olsztyn, Opole, Płock, Poznań, Przemyśl, Siedlce, Szczecin, Toruń, Warszawa, Wrocław.

The total area of buildings to be modernized during the main part of the project exceeds 65,000 m2 of floor space.

The project is divided into two stages:

During this stage, all the documentation necessary for stage two was drawned up. This involved conducting an architectural inventory, energy audits, as well as design work and cost assessments.

The first stage of the project took place between 01/04/2021 and 31/12/2023.

Total project cost: PLN 8 290 391,00

EU subsidies (100% of eligible project expenses): PLN 8 290 391,00

All thermal modernization efforts will be based on the project documentation drawn up as a result of stage one.

The planned scope of work, depending on the building, will entail:

  • building insulation,
  • replacement of windows and external doors,
  • modernizing the internal heating and hot water systems,
  • replacing the lighting with energy-efficient solutions,
  • alteration of heating systems (including replacing heat sources with more energy-efficient and ecological solutions),
  • construction/alteration of forced ventilation systems, alteration of cooling systems, installation/alteration of air conditioning systems,
  • use of renewable energy sources,
  • implementation of energy management systems.

Stage two of the project is scheduled to take place between 2024 and 2027.

Total project cost: more than PLN 90 million

EU subsidies (100% of eligible project expenses): more than PLN 90 million

The project is part of the Infrastructure and Environment Operational Programme, Priority I: Reducing economy-generated emissions, Measure: Supporting the energy efficiency of buildings, Submeasure: 1.3.1 Supporting the efficiency of public utility buildings.

This effort is in line with the IaEOP for 2014-2020 as regards supporting the energy industry, as well as the 2021-2017 financial policy, which strives for a more environmentally friendly, emission-free Europe, in addition to being compliant with such state-wide documents as the National Energy and Climate Plan.

The second stage – construction works – will start in 2024. The project will be implemented in a non-competitive mode under measure FENX.01.01 “Energy efficiency” of the European Funds for Infrastructure, Climate and Environment Program 2021-2027.