The decarbonisation of the economy cannot be achieved without reducing energy consumption and increasing the share of renewables in the operation of buildings and urban infrastructure. However, the renovation of buildings in the Czech Republic and Slovakia is not reaching the necessary pace. The main causes are inefficient financing, lack of projects and insufficient capacity. The Renovation Wave initiative was created to accelerate this process and round tables were also established to do so.
The roundtables will be permanent discussion forums involving multiple stakeholders such as government, regional and local authorities, financial institutions, energy service providers and building owners and operators across the entire energy efficiency value chain in the building sector. The aim of the roundtables is to analyse how existing solutions and initiatives that have been successful in other EU countries can be scaled up and to develop relevant strategies, roadmaps and action plans.
About the project
The Green Deal for Buildings project is part of a pan-European initiative funded by Horizon 2020. The project will organise eight roundtables in the Czech Republic and Slovakia with the participation of experts from the private and public sector to present and discuss the gaps in the implementation of energy savings that limit or restrict the effectiveness of public financing and private capital involvement. Together, they will look for ways to influence national policy to support the implementation of measures. In particular, roadmaps, action plans and guidelines will be developed to propose short, medium and long-term measures. At the same time, a pipeline of projects that can be effectively financed is foreseen. Nine partner organisations from the Czech and Slovak Republics are involved in the project.
More about the project at www.greendeal4buildings.eu/cs/.