For over four years now, the inhabitants of Poznan and students of the Adam Mickiewicz University, have admired the effect of the thermomodernisation work carried out at Collegium Heliodori Święcicki. These activities were co-financed by the European Union Cohesion Fund as part of a project entitled 'Comprehensive energy modernisation of the former Faculty of Chemistry building of Adam Mickiewicz University at Grunwaldzka 6 in Poznań' (project value approx. PLN 40 million).
The historic building of the former Government Palace, commissioned in 1929, had its external walls and roof thermally insulated and a new window woodwork installed, significantly improving the appearance of the facade. Part of the EU project also included the reconstruction of the heating systems in the building, along with the modernisation of the heating junction, and the replacement of the lighting with energy-efficient lamps.
As a result of the measures taken, energy consumption at Collegium Heliodori Święcicki has decreased, contributing to a decrease in carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere and an improvement in air quality. The implementation of the project demonstrates the AMU's concern for the environment and the efficient use of EU funds.