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ENERGY RENOVATION OF BUILDINGS

Energy efficiency is one of the most cost-effective measures to achieve the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and increase the share of renewable energy sources in gross final energy consumption. Energy efficiency in households is of key importance for managing the cost of living, strengthening the purchasing power and improving the quality of life – also in terms of adaptation to climate change.


Buildings account for 40% of the European Union's total energy consumption. For this reason, the reduction of energy consumption and the increase of the use of energy from renewable sources in the building sector are two measures that play a vital role in reducing the energy dependence and greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union.

 

The Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU) establishes a set of binding measures under which all EU member states are required to draw up a long-term strategy for mobilising investments into the renovation of the national building stock and to ensure the public buildings are renovated in a certain percentage each year.

 

On the basis of national as well as the EU legislation, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the Long-Term Strategy for Mobilising Investments in the Energy Renovation of Buildings on 29th October 2015.

The strategy sets out the following operational targets for either 2020 or 2030:

  • annual renovation of 3% of public buildings owned by the narrow public sector,
  • renovation of 1.8 million m2 of floor area in buildings in the wider public sector in the period 2014–2023,
  • improvement of the ratio between the invested public funds and the investment incentives in the public sector to 1:3,
  • implementation of five energy renovation demonstration projects for different building types.

The expected result is the renovation of 9.1 million m2 of floor area, which includes: 6 million m2 of floor area in residential buildings, 1.8 million m2 of floor area in public buildings (including the mandatory annual renovation of 3% of public buildings owned by narrow sector), the renovation of 1.3 million m2 of floor area in public buildings in the wider public sector in the period 2014–2023.

 

For the purposes of the renovation, the strategy also includes an overview of the national building stock and the system of measures and criteria for the promotion and implementation of acceptable ways to approach the renovation of different building types.

 

Due to the provisions of the EU acquis which oblige Member States to the annual renovation of a certain percentage of public buildings, a particular emphasis has been given to the buildings owned by the narrow and wider public sectors.

 

The public building energy renovation project will be implemented on the basis of an energy performance contracting model.

Energy performance contracting allows the investment of energy service company's private funds in the renovation. For the energy renovation of public buildings, €115 million in grants and €50 million in repayable cohesion funds will be provided in the period 2016–2023. The cohesion funds will be combined with financial investments from dedicated funds and programmes of international financial institutions in grants and repayable funds.


The total annual value of investments in the renovation of buildings (grants and repayable funds, private funds from energy performance contracting and state's own funds) amounts to approximately €40 million.

 

More information on the project can be found on the energetics web portal http://www.energetika-portal.si/


Key documents:
Long-Term Strategy for Mobilising Investments in the Energy Renovation of Buildings


Presentation of the building renovation project – ESCO conference 
 

Energy Act (EZ-1); Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, Nos. 17/14, 81/15 
 

Project office for the energy renovation of buildings:

E-mail: mzi.pp-eps(at)gov.si

Fax: +386 1 478 8139

 

Accountable persons

Phone

mag. Branka Bugarin   

+386 1 478 82 67

Zdenka Šibelja, univ. dipl. inž. grad. 

+ 386 1 478 89 96

Mihael Mirtič, univ. dipl. inž. grad. 

+386 1 478 81 69

 

 

 

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