The reconstruction and revitalization of Bračak Manor is a unique example of energy rehabilitation of a historic building under cultural heritage protection focusing on two aspects – application of advanced technical solutions and retrofitting of a public building.
During history the Manor has changed its purpose twice, starting off as an aristocratic summer house in late 1800s and turning into a hospital after WWII. When in 2007 the hospital relocated the old Manor was emptied and in need of a revitalization. A collaboration between the estate owner, Krapina-Zagorje County, and North-west Croatia Regional Energy Agency – REGEA led to the conceptualization of Bračak Energy Centre, a regional hub of excellence and knowledge in energy efficiency and renewable energy sources hosting a business incubator for promising start-up companies in the field of energy, a multi-purpose education and demonstration centre and offices of the regional development agency ZARA and the regional energy agency REGEA.
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