20.338 (2022)
37,06 km2
2000: 107.700t
2030: 56.800t

Žďár nad Sázavou is a town located in the Vysočina Region, near the historical border between Bohemia and Moravia. A significant part of the town extends into the Žďárské vrchy Protected Landscape Area. The town is situated at an elevation of 580 meters above sea level and is traversed by the Sázava River. One notable landmark in the town is the Church of St. John of Nepomuk, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Emission Reduction

The town aims to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030 compared to 2000. All the proposed measures have the potential to reduce emissions by up to 47%. Basic measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions include efforts to reduce energy consumption in municipal-owned buildings. This includes the insulation of the hospital, Okružní and Brodská kindergartens, window replacements, and lighting upgrades in several other schools and municipal buildings. There is significant potential for utilizing waste heat from the Relax Center (sports hall). The potential for installing photovoltaic power plants on public buildings is 400 kWp, with the largest roof being that of the local elementary school.

Investments in the modernization of the district heating system are crucial. This involves projects aiming at heat loss reduction and subsequently replacing the primary fuel source, which is still coal.

The municipality will also support households in replacing coal boilers, house insulation, and the installation of photovoltaic systems on residential homes through promotional campaigns for available national wide subsidy schemes.

Adaptation to Climate Change

The greatest risks for the town due to ongoing climate change are heatwaves, droughts, and potentially extreme rainfall and floods. Planned adaptation measures include expanding street tree lines, implementing permeable pavement strips, renewing existing parks, and creating water absorption areas. Several measures, such as shading and rest areas, are proposed for the hospital complex. Green roofs are recommended for the elementary school and kindergarten. Within parks, the creation of ponds or the revitalization of ponds is advised. In industrial areas, it is suitable to create retention reservoirs to capture rainwater, which can then be used for irrigation purposes.

The SECAP was created by ENVIROS and supported by CEESEU project.

The entire document is available on the link below in Romanian language.

SECAP – Žďár nad Sázavou, Czech Republic

The SECAP was implemented with the support of the CEESEU project. The CEESEU project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement GA: 892270.
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