Gabrovo municipality has a territory of 555.579 km² with population of 68 800 people. Gabrovo, located along the Yantra River, is part of trans-European transport corridor № 9. About 20 km up in the mountains, on the area of Uzana Resort, is the geographic center of Bulgaria. Conceived as a medieval settlement, in the Revival, the city gained an immense industrial power, became the cradle of the modern education and the most industrialized city of Bulgaria. It was called „the Bulgarian Manchester“. Gabrovo of today, evolves its industries, educational pursuits and cultural vibe. It is the world famous Capital of Humour and satire and thousands of people take part in the annual Carnival of Humor. Nowadays, Gabrovo is focused on modernisation, urban regeneration, new forms of social collaboration, combining the capacity of the Technical University, skilled labour force, entrepreneur culture, networking, research, innovations for achieving competitiveness, growth and prosperity.
Gabrovo is one of the frontrunners in Bulgaria as regards energy efficiency policies, especially in the buildings and street lighting sectors. Gabrovo is a founder and key member of EcoEnergy. In 2013, the municipality joined the Covenant of Mayors. Its Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) has a strong focus on the construction sector, e.g. in regards to nearly zero-energy buildings. Gabrovo Municipality is strongly involved in implementing the National Programme for Energy Efficiency of Residential Buildings and the EU Directive on Energy Performance of Buildings
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Kindergarten “Slantse" in Gabrovo
Kindergarten „Slantse“ in Gabrovo is the first certified passive building in Bulgaria. The project was initiated by the municipality and the Centre for Energy Efficiency EnEffect, and received technical support from the Municipal Energy Efficiency Network EcoEnergy.
Interactive Museum of Industry(IMI) in Gabrovo
IMI combines a complex of effective and unique decisions in terms to interior and exterior architecture, structural design, location, museum expositions, advantages for the public, etc.
Energy efficiency in buildings - Norwegian experience for Gabrovo
Gabrovo has implemented several energy efficiency measures to improve the ecological environment and life quality in the city.
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