Last update: 23 August 2022

Buildings in the content of the Plan (extracted from the REC/E3G Czech Country Profile)


Czechia’s final NRRP comprises measures worth €7.85bn. A total of €1.14bn (~15%) are allocated to building-related measures, of which €806m for energy renovation of buildings (~10%). The largest share of €393m¹ is allocated to the existing ‘New Green Savings’ scheme which supports complex renovations of residential buildings. It finances a range of measures targeting deep renovation, including building envelope measures, heat replacement, adaptation, and solar power. A further €295m is allocated for the renovation of public and state buildings. €98m of this is to support project preparation in the public sector (including, but not limited to, building renovation), and almost €20m is for feasibility assessments and awareness-raising, education, training, and advice provision in the fields of energy saving and greenhouse gas reduction. A further €334m will be used to fund another existing scheme – Kotlíkové dotace (boiler subsidies), targeting coal replacement and air quality improvement in single-family homes in rural communities. Both programmes allow gas boilers to be funded – an improvement on coal but incompatible with climate neutrality.

Read the full Czech Country Profile here.

Disbursements’ timeline


  • 2021-09-28: European Commission disburses €915 million in pre-financing to Czechia.
  • 2022-07-04: Czechia and the European Commission sign the Operational Arrangements.

Indicative timeline for future payment requests (based on the signed operational arrangements)


Payment Request for the First Instalment EUR 1.066.888.563 Q3 2022
Payment Request for the Second Instalment EUR 807.375.129 Q1 2023
Payment Request for the Third Instalment EUR 201.843.782 Q3 2023
Payment Request for the Fourth Instalment EUR 1.095.723.389 Q1 2024
Payment Request for the Fifth Instalment EUR 230.678.608 Q3 2024
Payment Request for the Sixth Instalment EUR 807.375.129 Q1 2025
Payment Request for the Seventh Instalment EUR 57.559.652 Q3 2025
Payment Request for the Eighth Instalment EUR 2.162.611.952 Q1 2026
Payment Request for the Ninth Instalment EUR 605.531.346 Q3 2026

Table of buildings' measures (categorised under their specific instalments)


To be available soon

Progress  Measure  Estimated Costs (EUR m)  Milestone 
Unknown  Reform 1: Implementation of the new construction law and zoning law into practice  36.35  The new construction law that brings acceleration of the building permit process, digitalisation of the process, and a decrease in the number of regulatory authorities shall enter into force. 
Unknown  2.2.1: Implementation of energy-saving measures in the renovation of state buildings  113.62  A model contract for the Energy Performance Contracting method services with a guarantee is adopted by the Ministry of Industry and Trade in order to promote the implementation of projects with an emphasis on maximizing the yield of energy savings compared to the funds spent. 

The model contract shall be published on the Ministry’s website.   

Unknown  2.2.2 Implementation of energy-saving measures to renovate public lighting systems  81.97  Programme documentation is prepared by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and published on the Ministry’s website. It shall establish the timetable and the conditions for support of the measures to renovate public lighting systems, including the smart elements, in view of the objective of achieving at least 30% primary energy savings. 
Unknown  Investment 3: Support for railway infrastructure    over 39 station buildings with reduced energy intensity to achieve, on average, at least a 30% reduction of direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions compared to the ex-ante emissions, and increased comfort and better services for passengers by 31 December 2023. 
Progress  Measure  Estimated Costs (EUR m)  Milestone 
Unknown  Investment 3: Support for railway infrastructure    Qver 39 station buildings with reduced energy intensity to achieve, on average, at least a 30% reduction of direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions compared to the ex-ante emissions, and increased comfort and better services for passengers by 31 December 2023. 
Progress  Measure  Estimated Costs (EUR m)  Milestone 
Unknown  Reform 1: Implementation of the new construction law and zoning law into practice  36.35  Creation of new state structure of the Supreme Construction Office, including internal units. Securing financial and IT staffing as well as training of personnel, allowing for proper functioning of the new office. 
Unknown  Investment 1: Central information system (‘AIS’)  12.98  Creation of a new central information system to be used by civil servants of the authorities involved in the construction permissions process. 
Unknown  Investment 3: Support for railway infrastructure  5.3 

(part of) 

Over 39 station buildings with reduced energy intensity to achieve, on average, at least a 30% reduction of direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions compared to the ex-ante emissions, and increased comfort and better services for passengers by 31 December 2023. 
Unknown  2.2.1: Implementation of energy-saving measures in the renovation of state buildings  113.62  In total at least 100 building renovation projects shall be supported under this measure. The target shall be achieved upon contracting 75% of them. Projects shall be submitted to the MIT within continuous call and evaluated based on the established criteria, following a transparent selection procedure.  

Only projects that achieve, on average, a reduction in primary energy consumption of at least 30 % or a reduction in CO2 emissions of 30 % shall be chosen for implementation. The 75 % target refers to projects with a grant agreement signed. Investments into boiler replacements including those with natural gas as an energy source shall be limited to maximum 20 % of the overall allocation. 

Unknown  2.2.3: Implementation of energy-saving measures in the renovation of public buildings  129.02  In total at least 400 building renovation projects shall be supported under this measure. The target shall be achieved upon contracting 75 % of them. Projects shall be submitted to the MIT within continuous call and evaluated based on the established criteria, following a transparent selection procedure.  

Only projects that achieve, on average, a reduction in primary energy consumption of at least 30 % or a reduction in CO2 emissions of 30% shall be chosen for implementation. The 75 % target refers to projects with a grant agreement signed. Investments into boiler replacements including those with natural gas as an energy source shall be limited to maximum 20 % of the overall allocation. 

Unknown  2.8.1: Investment 1: Investment aid for regeneration of specific brownfield sites  23.96  Announcement of a subsidy program for specific brownfield site regeneration (project preparation, land preparation, investment projects) following the preparation of a subsidy program, which requires formal approval by the Ministry of Finance. The projects shall both be aimed at supporting demolition and energy-efficient construction as well as energy-efficient renovation. Concerning energy-efficient construction, the calls shall specify that the new buildings supported by the projects shall have a Primary Energy Demand (PED) that is at least 20 % lower than the NZEB requirement. 

After evaluating the call, there shall be a list of recommended projects for support. Projects shall be pre-selected and recommended by regional permanent conferences. Every region shall recommend at least one project to be supported. At least one industrial site shall be supported in each region of Czechia, with the list of supported brownfields including the sites of Terezin and Josefov. Formal control of the projects shall be taken by the State Investment Fund. 

Unknown  2.8.2: Investment 2: Investment aid for the regeneration of brownfield sites owned by municipalities and regions for non-business use  25.14  Announcement of calls for regeneration of publicly owned brownfields following the preparation of a subsidy program, which requires formal approval by the Ministry of Finance. The projects shall both support energy-efficient renovation and measures aimed at turning industrial sites and contaminated land into a natural carbon sink. 

Projects shall be contracted in two phases: first, by 31 December 2022, at least 35 projects shall be contracted. Second, by 31 December 2023, at least 10 additional projects shall be contracted. 

Unknown  2.8.3: Investment 3: Investment aid for the regeneration of brownfield sites owned by municipalities and regions for business use  5.89  Announcement of calls for regeneration of publicly owned brownfields following the preparation of a subsidy program. The projects shall both be aimed at supporting demolition and energy-efficient construction as well as energy-efficient renovation. Concerning energy-efficient construction, the calls shall specify that the supported projects are such that new buildings shall have a Primary Energy Demand (PED) that is at least 20 % lower than the NZEB requirement. 

Overall, at least 20 projects shall be completed.Projects shall be contracted in two phases: first, by 31 December 2022, at least 15 projects shall be contracted. Second, by 31 December 2023, at least 5 additional projects shall be contracted. 

Progress  Measure  Estimated Costs (EUR m)  Milestone 
Unknown  C 2.5: Investment 1: Support for the renovation and revitalisation of buildings in the housing sector  332.17  This measure aims at saving energy in residential buildings, constructing new residential buildings that exceed mandatory energy standards, replacing non-compliant combustion sources in households using solid fuels with gas condensing boilers of energy class A, using renewable energy sources as part of comprehensive energy renovation of buildings, and adapting to climate change, including water management. Smart energy solutions at the level of individual households, houses or small groups of houses such as smart meters, common energy storage sites and demand aggregation shall be promoted. The cost of installing gas-condensing boilers shall represent a maximum of 20 % of the overall renovation programme cost and be installed in order to replace solid-fuel-based boilers. The energy efficiency scheme shall incentivise beneficiaries to install new gas-fired boilers and to adopt other energy efficiency measures as well. 
Unknown  3.3.3: Investment 3: Development and modernisation of social care infrastructure  109.03  At least 121 facilities shall be created, of which:  

  • 69 facilities shall be new constructions with primary energy demand at least 20% below the nearly zero-energy buildings requirement;  
  • 26 facilities shall be renovated achieving on average either at least 30% primary energy savings or at least 30% reduction of direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions. 
  • 26 facilities shall be other energy efficiency renovations 
Progress  Measure  Estimated Costs (EUR m)  Milestone 
Unknown  Reform 1: Implementation of the new construction law and zoning law into practice  36.35  The average duration of the construction permissions process shall be shortened by at least two years, from 5.5 years to 3.5 years or less, to be confirmed by the national statistical office, based on a new statistic for the average length of the permissions process in 2024- 2025. 
Unknown  2.5.1: Reform 1: Renovation wave in the household sector    This measure aims at supporting the implementation of energy efficiency improvements in residential buildings, including the optimisation of such support and the introduction of a qualitatively new level of project preparation. The measure shall also raise awareness of the possibilities to reduce energy needs and gradually change the behaviour of energy consumers.  

The reform shall be achieved through the following actions: 

  • The New Green Savings 2030 programme shall be upgraded by optimising the setting of support conditions, by increasing the requirements for medium-scale renovations (saving 30 % of primary energy consumption), by increasing the emphasis on complex energy renovations, by reinforcing support for the construction of new houses with higher energy efficiency standards, and by supporting efficient water management.  
  • A two-stage pre-project preparation shall be introduced for households: a basic assessment of renovation options, alternatives, investment intensity, energy cost savings, the possible level of subsidy from the New Green Savings (first stage) and an overview of possible measures to renovate houses and use renewable energy sources in them, including an assessment of the economic efficiency and feasibility of these measures (second stage). The two-stage pre-project support shall significantly improve investment support, especially for lower income households.  
  • The energy consultation centres of the National Network of Local Action Groups shall be integrated in the network of local energy agencies, an energy advisory system composed of the Energy Consultation and Information Centres and individual Local Action Groups. 
  • The support for training and retraining of workers deploying green construction, green technologies or materials under the State programme for supporting energy savings (EFEKT) shall be strengthened and expanded to foster the quality preparation and implementation of energy-saving projects.  
  • The existing system of environmental education and awareness-raising in eco-centres targeted at children and young people shall be extended to the entire general public and shall have a significant new focus on energy saving, use of renewable energy sources, climate change and adaptation to climate change.  

The reform shall be implemented by 31 December 2025.  

A timetable for the implementation of measures included in the approved air quality plans focused on the agglomerations with the highest levels of exceedances shall be elaborated and their implementation shall start by 30 June 2022. 

Unknown  Reform 2: Support for energy communities    This measure aims at establishing ‘energy communities’ involving residential and entrepreneurial sector actively in renewable energy use as well as awareness-raising and training focused on developing community-based energy.  

Advisory services on the installation of new renewable energy sources in a way as to eliminate obstacles to their future integration in the wider energy community, smaller common multi-home energy storage sites, the creation of energy communities within individual multifamily buildings and other investment measures linked to energy communities shall be introduced in each region of Czechia by the regional office of the State Environment Fund. The establishment of 120 energy communities as well as awareness-raising and education focused on developing energy communities shall be supported by advisory services of the State Environment Fund. 

Unknown  Investment 1: Support for the renovation and revitalisation of buildings in the housing sector  332.17  The renovation programme shall lead, on average, to a 30% reduction in the Primary Energy Demand of the buildings renovated. A maximum of 10 % of the total allocation of this measure shall support the construction of new buildings. The new buildings supported shall have a Primary Energy Demand hat is at least 20 % lower than the Near Zero Energy Buildings requirement. At least 70 % of non-hazardous construction and demolition waste shall be prepared for reuse or recycling. EU Level(s) indicators shall be used to assess and report on the sustainability performance of buildings, throughout the full life cycle of buildings. Vulnerable energy consumers shall be also supported.  

The investment shall be implemented through the following projects:  

  • Projects for reduction of energy consumption by 1 200 TJ/year contracted between 1 February 2020 and 30 September 2021.  
  • Reduction of energy consumption by 4 021 TJ/year and reduction of CO2 emissions by 631 kt/year between 1 February 2020 and 31 December 2025. 
Unknown  Investment 3: Pre-project preparation and awareness-raising    This measure aims at supporting the pre-project preparation of energy-saving renovations, heat exchanges for more energy-efficient energy and in particular, automation in the management of energy consumption in the housing sector, including education and training in these areas.  

4 970 projects, including 120 community energy project preparation projects, 3 600 project preparation studies for family houses, 1 200 project preparation studies for apartment buildings and 50 projects of Energy Consultation and Information Centres shall be completed.  

The investment shall be implemented by 31 December 2025. 

Unknown  2.8.1: Investment 1: Investment aid for regeneration of specific brownfield sites  55.85  30 % of the investment under this measure shall be aimed at supporting demolition and energy-efficient construction, and 70 % shall be aimed at supporting energy-efficient renovation of buildings on brownfield sites.  

As to the funding of demolition and energy-efficient construction, it shall be ensured that the supported projects are such that (i) new buildings shall have a Primary Energy Demand (PED) that is at least 20 % lower than the NZEB requirement; (ii) deep renovation is not possible due to technical, health/safety or fit-for-purpose reasons; (iii) a maximum of 5 % new land shall be used at the place where the former building was located. This excludes the possibility of demolishing buildings in one place and constructing a building on another site instead. 

Concerning the support of renovation activities, it shall be ensured that at least 90% of the costs shall support energy-efficiency renovations.  

The total budget executed for this purpose over the duration of the measure shall amount to at least EUR 79 000 000. 

Unknown  2.8.3: Investment 3: Investment aid for the regeneration of brownfield sites owned by municipalities and regions for business use  13.75  30 % of the investment under this measure shall be aimed at supporting demolition and energy-efficient construction, and 70 % shall be aimed at supporting energy-efficient renovation of buildings on brownfield sites.  

As to the funding of demolition and energy-efficient construction, it shall be ensured that the supported projects are such that (i) new buildings shall have a Primary Energy Demand (PED) that is at least 20 % lower than the NZEB requirement; (ii) deep renovation is not possible due to technical, health/safety or fit-for-purpose reasons; (iii) a maximum of 5 % new land shall be used at the place where the former building was located. This excludes the possibility of demolishing buildings in one place and constructing another building on another site instead. 

Concerning the support of renovation activities, it shall be ensured that at least 90 % of the costs shall support energy-efficiency renovations. 

The supervisory company of the grant provider (Ministry of Industry and Trade) shall carry out an on-site inspection of the work performed and compliance with project documentation and the calls for tender. 

Unknown  3.3.2: Investment 2: Increasing the capacity of childcare facilities  50.35  Of the overall objective to refurbish 370 facilities, at least 333 shall be refurbished, to comply with the new technical standards set by the amendment of ct No 247/2014 on the provision of childcare services in a child group (Child Group Act) or to expand capacity. 
60.42  Of the overall objective to establish 435 new nurseries, at least 391 shall be created, by constructing new buildings and by renovating existing buildings. The investment includes the use of grant support as follows:  

  • At least 98 shall be new constructions with primary energy demand at least 20% below the nearly zero-energy buildings requirement.  
  • At least 176 shall be renovations achieving on average either at least 30% primary energy savings or at least 30% reduction of direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions. 
  • At least 117 shall be other energy efficiency renovations. 
90.53  Creation of at least 7430 new places in pre-school facilities for children below the age of three. These facilities shall be distinct from the facilities financed from other Union funding programmes. 
Unknown  3.3.3: Investment 3: Development and modernisation of social care infrastructure  109.03  At least 288 facilities shall be created, of which:  

  • 116 facilities shall be new constructions with primary energy demand at least 20% below the nearly zero-energy buildings requirement;  
  • 106 facilities shall be renovated, achieving on average either at least 30% primary energy savings or at least 30% reduction of direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions. 
  • 66 facilities shall be other energy efficiency renovations achieving on average neither at least 30% primary energy  

The measure is expected to create at least 5000 new beds in social care facilities. 

Progress  Measure  Estimated Costs (EUR m)  Milestone 
Unknown  2.2.1: Implementation of energy-saving measures in the renovation of state buildings  113.62  The target shall be achieved upon reducing energy consumption in state buildings by 216 TJ/per year by 31 March 2026 as an outcome of the renovation of buildings, which shall be demonstrated through energy performance certificates. Energy consumption shall be reduced in comparison to the business-as-usual scenario (that is the absence of support under Regulation (EU) 2021/241). Amount of saved energy is to be determined by measuring and/or estimating consumption before and after implementation of an energy efficiency improvement measure, whilst ensuring normalisation for external conditions that affect energy consumption. 
Unknown  2.2.2: Implementation of energy-saving measures to renovate public lighting systems  81.97  The target shall be achieved upon reducing energy consumption by 286 TJ/per year by 31 March 2026 as an outcome of the reconstruction of public lighting, which shall be demonstrated through energy performance certificates. Energy consumption shall be reduced in comparison to the business-as-usual scenario (that is the absence of support under Regulation (EU) 2021/241). Amount of saved energy is to be determined by measuring and/or estimating consumption before and after implementation of an energy efficiency improvement measure, whilst ensuring normalisation for external conditions that affect energy consumption. 
Unknown  2.2.3: Implementation of energy-saving measures in the renovation of public buildings  129.02  The target shall be achieved upon reducing energy consumption in state buildings by 390 TJ /per yearby 31 March 2026, as an outcome of the renovation of buildings, which shall be demonstrated through energy performance certificates. Energy consumption shall be reduced in comparison to the business-as-usual scenario (that is the absence of support under Regulation (EU) 2021/241). Amount of saved energy is to be determined by measuring and/or estimating consumption before and after implementation of an energy efficiency improvement measure, whilst ensuring normalisation for external conditions that affect energy consumption. 

All information has been extracted from the Study: “E3G. (2021). Renovate2Recover: How transformational are the National Recovery Plans for Buildings Renovation?” and the European Commission’s Recovery and Resilience Scoreboard.