Energy

Long-term renovation strategies

In 2014 and 2017, EU countries submitted strategies to show how they plan to foster investment in the renovation of residential and commercial buildings. These strategies were an obligation under Article 4 of the Energy Efficiency Directive and part of their National Energy Efficiency Action Plans.

Long-term Renovation Strategies (2014 and 2017):

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Member State
Article 4 Building Renovation Strategies
Update 2017
Original
Translated
Austria

de

en

de | en

Belgium

See Annex B of each regional NEEAP en

Brussels fr | Wallonia fr | Flanders nl en

See Annex B of each regional EEAP

Bulgaria

See Annex 2 of the NEEAP bg

en

bg | en

Croatia

hr

en

hr | en

See section 3.2.2 of the NEEAP

Cyprus

See chapter 3.2 and Annex F of the NEEAP el

en

el | en See Annex F of the NEEAP | en

Czechia

See chapter 3.2.1 of the NEEAP cs

en

cz | en

See Annex 4 of the NEEAP

Denmark

da   annex

en  annex

Annex B of the NEEAP | en | Annex C of the NEEAP | en

Estonia

et

en

et | en

Finland

See Annex 5 of the NEEAP fi

en

fi | en

See Annex 4 of the NEEAP

France

fr

en

fr | en

Germany

de

en

de | en

See chapter 3.5 of the NEEAP

Greece
el

en

el | en

Hungary
hu

en

hu | en  en | hu

See section 3.3.1 of the NEEAP

Ireland

en

-

en | en

Italy

See chapter 3.2.2 of the NEEAP it

en

it

See Annex 1 NEEAP en

Latvia

lv

en

lv | en

Lithuania

lt

en

lt | en

Luxembourg

See chapter 3.2.1 and Annex A of the NEEAP de

en

de | en

Malta

mt

-

mt

Netherlands

See chapter 3.1.8 of the NEEAP nl

en

nl | en | nl

See Annex II of the NEEAP

Poland

See chapter 3.2.1 of the NEEAP pl

en

pl | en

See Annex 3 of the NEEAP

Portugal
pt

-

pt | en

Romania

ro

en

ro | en

Slovakia

sk

en

sk |​ en

Slovenia

si

en

si | en

Spain

es

en

es | en

Sweden

See Annex 3 of the NEEAP sv

en

sv | en

See Annex 5 of the NEEAP

United Kingdom
Gibraltar

See Annex A | Annex B en

en

-

en | en

See Annex C of the NEEAP

The requirement for EU countries to adopt a long-term renovation strategy is now set out in Article 2a of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. These strategies will support the renovation of the national stock of buildings into a highly efficient and decarbonised building stock by 2050 and at a cost-effective transformation of existing buildings into nearly zero-energy buildings and will form part of EU countries’ integrated National Energy and Climate Plans. The long-term renovation strategies must include:

  • an overview of the national building stock;
  • policies and actions to stimulate cost-effective deep renovation of buildings;
  • policies and actions to target the worst performing buildings, split-incentive dilemmas, market failures, energy poverty and public buildings;
  • an overview of national initiatives to promote smart technologies and skills and education in the construction and energy efficiency sectors.

The strategies must also include a roadmap with:

  • measures and measurable progress indicators;
  • indicative milestones for 2030, 2040 and 2050;
  • an estimate of the expected energy savings and wider benefits and the contribution of the renovation of buildings to the Union's energy efficiency target.

Long-term renovation strategies must also be underpinned by a solid financial component (effective use of public funding, aggregation, de-risking).

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