Fläkt Woods' air handling units were installed in National Library of Estonia and in University of Tartu Library


National Library of Estonia and University of Tartu Library get renewal thanks to the money through the sale of CO2 quota. Air handling units are going to be exchanged in both buildings and will be replaced with Fläkt Woods products. Projects will be completed in this year.

It`s the first thorough renovation of the National Library of Estonia since its nearly 20 years of existence. This renovation will also replace ventilation system that originate from Soviet era and was placed in library in 1993. The differences between old and new devices are notable and from the energy saving point of view it’s a big step forward. National Library of Estonia will reach with the help of new devices considerably better indoor climate parallel with energy savings.

National Library of Estonia energy saving project was ordered from Riigi Kinnisvara AS and it`s techno system public procurement was won by Merko Ehitus AS. Big reconstruction work will cost approximately 3,7 million euros and it`s been realized from the money received from CO2 quota. National Library of Estonia is going to have Fläkt Woods eQ Econet air handling units.

University of Tartu Library is similarly to National Library of Estonia doing energy saving works through sale of CO2 quota. The reconstruction work will cost about 5 million euros. Project was ordered from Riigi Kinnisvara AS and its air handling units renewal work is being done by Merko Ehitus AS. Into the University of Tartu Library will be installed Fläkt Woods eQ and LQ air handling units and JMHT smoke extract fans. Reconstruction work was undertaken quickly because according to the CO2 quota terms of sales all work has to be done and paid by the end of 2012. Therefore it could not be no longer delayed.

Sale of CO2 quota is possible thanks to the Kyoto protocol that allows countries to sell their free emissions in international markets. Its purpose is to direct money from the CO2 quota selling into the sustainable environmental project or programs. Area in which the profit will be directed is decided by the buyer of CO2 quota. Profit from the transaction needs to be invested within year 2012. Selling rules require that money from selling the CO2 quota need to be directed into CO2 and other greenhouse emission saving environmentally friendly projects.

Estonia has 85,19 million tons of free emissions (about 17,19 million CO2 tons equivalent per year). Excess of emissions raised after total reformation of Estonian economy when modern technology and alternative energy production methods were taken into use and use of renewable energy sources increased.