In-depth workshop on designing support schemes for EE in residential buildings as part of the Central and Eastern European Energy Efficiency Forum.

Date: 16–17 May 2017

Venue: the Hub, Drtinova 10, Prague, Czech Republic

The registration will be open in the beginning of April. The registration fee for the workshop is 100 euro for government, municipality and NGO representatives from the CEE region who register by. 31 April. The registration fee will be 150 euro for all other participants. This fee includes participation at the workshop, lunches on both days, cofee breaks and joint dinner in the evening of Day 1.

Agenda outline

Day 1     Support schemes for single-family houses

10-18     Full day programme

Day 2     Support schemes for multi-appartment buildings

9-16       Full day programme

Aim of the workshop:

In many countries of the Central and Eastern Europe region governments are undertaking a task of setting up a scheme to support energy efficiency in residential buildings. Some of the states have a good record for schemes at multi-appartment building sector, though usually lack experience in designing a scheme for construction and renovation of high performing single-family houses.

Czech Republic started its scheme back in 2008 when it was financed from Kyoto credit sale revenues. Further the scheme evolved, being now financed from EU ETS auctioning revenues and attracting applications for about 300,000 euro/day which equals to roughly 1 bln euro/year. As ministers switch, the debate on parameters of the scheme is never-ending, be it discussion on energy performance criteria, level of support, formal requirements, administration or promotion.

Among issues to be discussed you can find: Energy performance/technical standards promoted. Eligible expenditures and setting the support levels. Technical assistance to the clients. Procedures for call for applications. Heat source replacement. List of supported products and appliances/quality guarantee. Cost benefit assessment of the programme.

Energy savings verification.

A usefulness of organizing such a workshop was one of the outcomes of Central and Eastern European Energy Efficency Forum (C4E Forum) that took place in June 2016 in Balchik, Bulgaria (


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