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DIKTYNNA – Energy Footprint Upgrade for Crete University and the National Health Data Center of GRNET SA

DIKTYNNA – Energy Footprint Upgrade for Crete University and the National Health Data Center of GRNET SA

Project DIKTYNNA will upgrade the daily operations of the infrastructures of University of Crete  and will supply via Renewable Energy Sources (solar panels) part of the energy needs of the University and the National Health Data Center operated by GRNET SA in the University building B in Knossos.

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing the annual primary energy consumption of public buildings are strategic goals for both the University of Crete and GRNET SA.

Project DIKTYNNA  includes the implementation of:

  • Energy upgrade and energy saving interventions in the building “Student Center” and in the building of the Department of Computer Science in campus Voutes, as well as in building B of the ‘white buildings’ complex in Knossos
  • Renewable Energy Sources (RES) Utilization actions for the energy coverage of the aforementioned buildings
  • Actions to promote sustainable mobility to serve the transportation needs of the University’s administrative and teaching staff
  • Policies and practices for monitoring, measuring and evaluating the performance of the above actions

Dealing with the problem of the release of gaseous pollutants and greenhouse gases by DIKTYNNA is in the spirit of the Paris Agreement (which succeeded the Kyoto Protocol). The approach is holistic as it includes actions like:

  1. Measures and policies to reduce heat loss in buildings and reduce consumption
  2. Measures and actions for monitoring and evaluation of policies and measures to reduce heat loss and reduce consumption
  3. Supply through RES part of the energy needs of the University and the National Health Data Center operated by GRNET SA in the University building B in Voutes
  4. Use of electric vehicles to serve the transportation needs of the Administrative and educational staff of the University, which will be offered free of charge within the internal road network of the Campus as well as between building units of the University outside the campus both incoming and outgoing.