date and location:
21 November 2017
Seminars / Workshops

How Can Poland Effectively Fund Energy-Efficient Buildings? New Sources of Modernisation Support

The seminar will include a discussion of alternative methods of financing for investments in thermo-modernisation of Polish homes and the boost this could provide to the Polish economy, especially in small and medium enterprises (SME).

Air pollution has become a major problem in Polish cities and investment in building energy efficiency, especially in detached houses is an important part of the solution to this issue. Better insulated homes would not only reduce fuel use and energy bills but also improve air quality. Previous support programmes, which focused on public and commercial developments or multi-family houses, failed to address the key residential energy efficiency issues that lead to air quality problems in Poland.

The aim of this event is to share best practice in financing modernisation in Europe and to discuss which practices could be successfully transferred to Poland. Polish and international Speakers will present new financing opportunities for 2021-2030 available in the EU paying attention to the following topics:

  • EuroPACE: a funding scheme for energy-saving home appliances, based on the PACE programme in the United States,
  • opportunities for investments in energy efficiency originating in the EU Emissions Trading System low-carbon funding mechanisms,
  • introducing carbon trading to the non-ETS sectors (construction sector) to finance energy efficiency.


Invitation only event.