A Snapshot of National Renovation Strategies: Examples from Selected EU Member States

In April 2017, all Member States should have submitted a revised national renovation strategy (version 2) to the European Commission. This briefing provides a snapshot of measures supporting building renovation in selected Member States as of September 2017.

To document the efforts made by Member States, BPIE partnered with the Renovate Europe Campaign to examine the strategies provided by selected countries (Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain). This review asks which steps were taken to implement the 2014 version of renovation strategies and what advances have been made with the 2017 update (for selected countries).

The analysis found a range of measures which were newly implemented or developed further to stimulate the renovation of the building stock. Clearly, some of the reviewed strategies show that it is possible to introduce strategic policies and supporting measures which are benefitting citizens and the economy alike. These countries also prove that progress in renovating the building stock is possible if political will and priority setting are allowing it. This document lists some of the major steps taken by national governments, as a source of inspiration for others to follow.The review also analysed a selection of renovation strategies (Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Italy, Spain), with respect to compliance with Article 4 of the EED. The analysis is based on national versions which are publicly available. The conclusions are derived by comparing the strategies with the guidance provided for the development of National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAPs) which contains a detailed section on the topic.

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Thank you to the following Renovate Europe National Partners for their appraisals of national renovation strategy implementation in the following Member States:

–  Croatia – HUPFAS (Croatian Association of Heat-Façade Systems Manufacturers)

Czech Republic -Chance for Buildings

–  France – CFEE (Coalition France pour l’Efficacité Energétique)

–  Greece – INZEB (Institute of Zero Energy Buildings)

Hungary – MEHI (Hungarian Energy Efficiency Institute)

–  Ireland – Irish Green Building Council

–  Italy – Renovate Italy

–  Poland – Efficient Poland

Spain – Renovate Espana