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Empower public authorities to establish a long-term strategy for mobilizing investment in the energy efficient renovation of the building stock

Objective

40% of all energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the European Union arise in private and public buildings. Thus, major advancements have to be made in this sector to reach the EU’s climate and energy targets. Energy-efficient buildings will also contribute to the vision of secure, affordable and climate-friendly energy for citizens and businesses as well as generating additional societal, environmental and economic benefits.

To strengthen policies that promote retrofitting and modernizing existing buildings, the EU has adopted the Directive 2012/27/EU on Energy Efficiency (EED). It requires EU Member States and candidate countries to establish a long-term strategy for mobilizing investment in the renovation of the national building by 30 April 2014, and every 3 years thereafter. These action plans are an integral part of a country’s National Energy Efficiency Action Plans. As of May 2015, 27 EU Member States have adhered to the requirement of Article 4, EED, and submitted their national building renovation strategy, albeit most did not meet the April deadline and some submitted their strategies as late as March 2015.
However, the requirements to prepare these renovation strategies appear to have overburdened most EU member states. According to an analysis conducted by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe, only five countries have at least adequately complied with the five core elements described in Article 4 of the EED. To date, no renovation strategy has been submitted that can count as a ‘best practice’ and provide orientation for other countries.

The project EmBuild (Empower public authorities to establish a long-term strategy for mobilizing investment in the energy efficient renovation of the building stock) is designed to empower public authorities at local, regional and national level, to formulate renovation strategies for the building sector that foster deep renovation and facilitate the acceleration of the renovation.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2015-3-MarketUptake
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

DEUTSCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR INTERNATIONALE ZUSAMMENARBEIT (GIZ) GMBH
Address
Dag Hammarskjold Weg 1-5
65760 Eschborn
Germany
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 282 687,50

Participants (9)

ZAVOD ENERGETSKA AGENCIJA ZA SAVINJSKO SALESKO IN KOROSKO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 141 950
Address
Koroska Cesta 37A
3320 Velenje
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ENERGIE & UMWELTZENTRUM ALLGAU GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 187 850
Address
Burgstrasse 26
87435 Kempten Allgau
Activity type
Other
BUILDINGS PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE EUROPE ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 221 098,75
Address
Rue De La Science 23
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
NALAS (RESEAU DES ASSOCIATIONS NATIONALES DE POUVOIRS LOCAUX DE L'EUROPE DU SUD-EST)
France
EU contribution
€ 67 437,50
Address
Masion Des Associations 1A Place Des Orphelins
6700 Strasbourg
Activity type
Other
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 193 687,50
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENTIA PENTRU EFICIENTA ENERGETICASI ENERGII REGENERABILE PLOIESTI-PRAHOVA ASOCIATIE
Romania
EU contribution
€ 83 560
Address
Bulevardul Republicii 2-4 Et 6 Cam 622-623
100066 Ploiesti
Activity type
Other
UNIVERZITET U BEOGRADU
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 90 375
Address
Studentski Trg 1
11000 Beograd
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
REGIONALNA ENERGETSKA AGENCIJA SJEVEROZAPADNE HRVATSKE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 165 075
Address
Andrije Zaje 10
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Research Organisations
DZZD ENEFFECT GRUP
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 120 471,25
Address
Bul Hristo Smirnensky 1 Et 3
1164 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)