BPIE report: How to speed up investments for energy efficient buildings in Poland

(eceee news, 29 Jun 2018) A new report from The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) proposes shifting of available funds towards demand-side infrastructure, notably the renovation of single-family houses

The report lists reasons for the limited impact of available funds on building renovation in Poland and suggests potential measures to overcome this barrier.

According to the report, Poland is the biggest beneficiary of EU funds under the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), receiving up to around €80 billion from the Cohesion Policy budget. However, only 2.8% of this funding is dedicated to energy efficiency in buildings.

At the same time, low energy performance of existing buildings (especially single-family houses) and use of old coal fired boilers causes significant air pollution, BPIE writes.

The report also suggests better utilisation of funding that achieves higher leverage of third party resources, so that a larger share of the building stock can be renovated.

Download the report here