The second renovation strategies due in 2017 are an opportunity to overcome barriers and to boost deep renovation of the existing building stock. Involving local and regional authorities is vital to ensure that the barriers to renovation are well addressed. Without this, barriers will remain and investments in building renovation will not be sufficient to stimulate deep renovation and reap its multiple benefits: reducing greenhouse gases, cutting energy bills, creating jobs, addressing energy poverty, enhancing the quality of dwellings and increasing the comfort for occupants.
The following factsheets (tackling barriers to renovation in Germany, Croatia, Romania, Slovenia, Serbia & Bulgaria) draw on research and interviews with national experts to assess the barriers that must be addressed by the forthcoming strategy.
The factsheets are developed within the framework of the EU-funded project EmBuild which supports public authorities in Southeast European countries to prepare a long-term strategy for mobilising investment in the energy efficient renovation of the building stock. A more detailed report on the barriers to deep renovation will be published later in 2017 at www.embuild.eu
They are also available in national languages.