The complex reconstruction of technical equipment of the Prague Congress Centre has been finished. It will cut down the annual operating costs by 30%. The first months have already indicated that the percentage of the savings can be higher. The reconstruction was done according to the plans in full operation by ENESA.
From September 2015 to November 2016 Congress Centre hosted nearly 200 events with 500000 visitors. "At the time when we were signing the contract PCC had contracted events for hundreds of millions and it was clear that there could not be any clashes. Every step, which would have impact on the operation of the centre, had to be done at the time when there were no events planned. It was quite difficult as there are very few such days", explains Ivo Slavotínek, General Manager of ENESA.
The reconstruction included boiler room, cooling system and air conditioning system engine room. The system of measurement and regulation as well as lighting system went through vast modernization and extension. The reconstruction was part of an energy saving project. "The results reached since April 2016 are promising. In comparison with 2016 the energy consumption in the last ten months has remarkably decreased", informs Ivo Slavotínek about the first results.
PCC is the largest congress centre in the Czech Republic. The total capacity is up to 9,300 people and 13,000 m² of space. The complex also includes the Vyšehrad Business Centre and the 4-star Holiday Inn Prague Congress Centre with 251 rooms.