EPC pilot project © Czech Philharmonic

Project Stakeholder

Czech Philharmonic

EPC in Rudolfinum in Prague – Czech Republic

Facility and Initial Situation


  • One building with a net floor area of 16,957 m²
  • Large historical building with a concert hall and offices of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Initial Situation

  • Obsolete technology (10 to 20 years old)
  • Air conditioning
  • Cooling system
  • Heat delivery from gas boiler-house in neighbouring building

Goals and Measures

Goals of building owner

  • Reduction of energy costs
  • Continuation of the use of renewable energy sources


  • Reconstruction of cooling system including a heat pump using water from the Vltava River
  • Improvement of air conditioning system and efficient motors
  • Heating control system
  • Installation of efficient lighting


Installation of energy efficiency measures

2014 – 2015

Duration of the contract

9 years

Total Investment

907,481 €

Energy costs (Baseline)

269,000 €

Guaranteed savings in Euro

93,333 €/a

Guaranteed savings in %

35 %

Reduction of CO2-Emissions

656 t/a

Innovations and Client’s Advantages

  • Increased use of renewable sources – installation of new heat pump for cooling
  • Introduced energy management system

Picture: © Czech Philharmonic

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