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EBRD supports first green fitness center in Dushanbe
Central Asia | society | 09:56, 20 October 2017 | 832

AKIPRESS.COM - When Inter Fitness LLC started building a state-of-the-art fitness centre in Dushanbe in 2012, it was breaking ground in more ways than one. The first health club of its kind in the capital of Tajikistan, Inter Fitness sought to attract an active and health-conscious clientele with first-class facilities and a premium service, the EBRD says in press release.

But the fitness centre was more than that: it became the first sports complex in Tajikistan to implement an advanced engineering system that is helping to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions, while ensuring a stable power supply.

In 2015, the founder of Inter Fitness, the entrepreneur Mansur Ostanaev, sought support from the EBRD for the introduction of the newest and best technology to reduce energy usage and increase efficiency at his sports centre.

With assistance from the EBRD’s Finance and Technology Transfer Centre for Climate Change (FINTECC), Inter Fitness installed a best-in-class system that comprises a range of renewable and efficient energy technologies, including low-emissions windows, LED lighting, an air heat recovery system, solar heating panels, high-efficiency chillers with dry coolers and advanced energy monitoring and control systems.

To support the implementation of these technologies, FINTECC provided technical expertise and a US$ 208,000 grant, in addition to a US$ 2 million loan provided by the EBRD to fund the fitness centre’s construction and equipment purchases.

Now fully implemented, the new system is expected to reduce energy consumption by 20 per cent. The impact of the investments is estimated at annual energy savings of 3,000 MWh, primary energy savings of 290 tonnes of oil equivalents and CO2 emission reductions of approximately 1,000 tonnes per year, the equivalent of yearly CO2 emissions from 200 cars.

“FINTECC experts provided critical support during the design and implementation of our HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system. They asked detailed questions and helped connect us with engineers who have extensive experience with complex, energy-saving systems,” Mr Ostanaev recalls.

“This process was very useful for aligning the technical schemes and calculations with the required output. In general, all calculations have proved accurate during the operation of the facility.”

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