Last update: 23 August 2022

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


Latvia’s draft NRRP included measures for €1.65bn in total, with the final request raised to €1.82bn. The draft Plan foresaw €139m investment in the buildings sector (~8.4% of the total,). This value increased significantly to €230m (12.6%, see chart below) in the final Plan. It is allocated to energy efficiency improvement and to renewable energy technologies, with the highest share going to businesses (€120m, as part of a combined financial instrument), followed by apartment buildings (€57m), municipal buildings and infrastructure (€29m), and central government, including historical buildings, (€24m). Energy efficiency measures also cover other elements of the energy system, with €80 million allocated to the modernisation of transmission and distribution networks.

Read the full Latvian Country Profile here.

Disbursements’ timeline


  • 2021-09-10: European Commission disburses €237 million in pre-financing to Latvia.
  • 2022-02-16: Latvia and the European Commission sign the Operational Arrangements.
  • 2022-06-17: Latvia submitted the first payment request of €201 million (net of pre-financing). This first payment request relates to 9 milestones covering several reforms.
  • 2022-07-29: The Commission published a positive preliminary assessment of the satisfactory fulfilment of 9 milestones in relation to the first payment request.

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


Payment Request for the First Instalment EUR 231.000.000 Q2 2022
Payment Request for the Second Instalment EUR 503.000.000 Q2 2023
Payment Request for the Third Instalment EUR 419.000.000 Q2 2024
Payment Request for the Fourth Instalment EUR 293.000.000 Q2 2025
Payment Request for the Fifth Instalment EUR 168.000.000 Q2 2026
Payment Request for the Sixth Instalment EUR 212.000.000 Q3 2026

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


Progress Measure Estimated Costs (EUR m) Milestone Assessment by the Commission
Unknown Investment 1.2.1.1.i.I.: Improving the energy efficiency of multi-apartment buildings and transition to renewable energy technologies 57.282.000 Entry into force of support programme for improving energy efficiency in residential buildings with eligibility criteria to reflect requirements of applicable intervention field “025 bis – energy efficiency renovation of existing housing, demonstration projects and support measures meeting energy efficiency criteria” of Annex VI of the RRF Regulation.
The measure consists of a support programme for energy renovation in multi-apartment buildings. It shall take the form of a financial instrument (loan) with a capital discount of up to 49 % of the amount of the loan. Aid shall only be available for buildings where the project is expected to achieve at least 30 % energy savings.
Unknown Investment 1.2.1.2.i.: Increasing energy efficiency in business, in the form of a combined financial instrument 120.586.000 Entry into force of Regulation approved by the Cabinet of Ministers supporting the implementation of programmes to improve energy efficiency of businesses. The support programmes shall be implemented in the form of a combined financial instrument, which is a repayable loan and a capital discount.
Mnimum primary energy saving of 30 % for energy efficiency projects in buildings and for equipment, a minimum of 30 % of average primary energy savings in the project portfolio of the RRF measure (with at least 25 % for energy efficiency equipment).
In order to ensure that results are achieved, the conditions shall include a minimum threshold for energy savings per euro of public funding invested as an eligibility criterion for the project.
Support shall be provided through competitive tendering for projects with the highest expected energy savings per one euro invested.
Unknown Investment 1.2.1.4.i.I.: Improving the energy efficiency of public sector buildings, including historical buildings 23.956.000 Entry into force of a support programme for improving energy efficiency in national and historical buildings. The aid shall ensure that the implementation of all projects shall, on average, result in at least 30 % energy savings under the programme.
Unknown Investment 3.1.1.4.i:. Establishing a financing fund for the construction of low-rent dwellings Adoption of a housing affordability strategy – The housing affordability strategy shall include directions of action, policy indicators and set of tasks for promoting access to housing, providing solutions for providing housing affordability support to households of different types and income levels, including the lowest-income households, and that support mechanisms and regulations promote both the repair of the existing housing stock and the development of a new housing stock.
Unknown Investment 3.1.1.4.i:. Establishing a financing fund for the construction of low-rent dwellings Regulation of the Cabinet of Ministers on the construction of low-rent dwellings has entered into force in order to define size, scope and type of support and criteria for beneficiaries.
Unknown Investment 3.1.2.3.i.: Resilience and continuity of the long-term social care service A standard construction design for the construction of 18 buildings necessary for the provision of long-term care services close to the family environment has been adopted by the Ministry of Welfare.  The construction design shall be intended for the construction of highly energy-efficient buildings (nearly zero-energy buildings).
Unknown Investment 1.2.1.3.i.I.: Improving municipal buildings and infrastructure by promoting the transition to renewable energy technologies and improving energy efficiency 29.304.000 Entry into force of Cabinet Regulation laying down implementing conditions for improvement of local government buildings and infrastructure, promoting the transition to the use of renewable energy technologies and improving energy efficiency,  with eligibility criteria to reflect requirements of applicable intervention field “026 bis – Energy recovery or energy efficiency measures for public infrastructure, demonstration projects and support measures meeting energy efficiency criteria ” of Annex VI of the RRF Regulation. The measure consists of investments in energy efficiency renovation in buildings owned by local government (and mixed properties where the municipalities are majority shareholders), including buildings dedicated to social housing, health care, education and social services.
Progress Measure Estimated Costs (EUR m) Milestone Assessment by the Commission
Unknown Investment 3.1.2.4.i. Synergistic development of social and occupational rehabilitation services for the promotion of the resilience of people with functional disabilities Adaptation of  2 buildings where the infrastructure shall  be improved, including environmental accessibility and energy efficiency, and the improvement of the technical and material equipment
— measures to adapt the environment of the building (Slokas iela 61, Jūrmala), including universal design requirements (width of doors, contrast colours, controls, instructions, pans, etc.), indoors and outdoors, improved safety features (evacuation solutions, construction of fire protection, lightning protection and ventilation systems), replacement of lifts, etc., and modern equipment for the training of persons with tailor made approach;
— Increased energy efficiency in the building (Dubultu Prospectus 71, Jūrmala) by insulation of base and caps, facades and end walls, roof and ventilated floors.
Unknown Investment 1.2.1.1.i.I.: Improving the energy efficiency of multi-apartment buildings and transition to renewable energy technologies 57.282.000 Approved projects by Altum representing at least EUR 40 097 400. Approval is undertaken by the development finance institution Altum.
The measure consists of a support programme for energy renovation in multi-apartment buildings. It shall take the form of a financial instrument (loan) with a capital discount of up to 49 % of the amount of the loan. Aid shall only be available for buildings where the project is expected to achieve at least 30 % energy savings.
Unknown Investment 1.2.1.4.i.I.: Improving the energy efficiency of public sector buildings, including historical buildings 23.956.000 Notification to beneficiaries of contract award representing at least EUR 16 769 200.
Unknown Investment 1.2.1.2.i.: Increasing energy efficiency in business, in the form of a combined financial instrument 120.586.000 72 351 600 approved projects representing at least EUR 72 351 600.
Unknown Investment 1.2.1.3.i.I.: Improving municipal buildings and infrastructure by promoting the transition to renewable energy technologies and improving energy efficiency 29.304.000 Notification of the award of contracts for at least EUR 27 838 800.
Unknown Investment 3.1.1.4.i:. Establishing a financing fund for the construction of low-rent dwellings The funding shall have been approved by national development institution Altum for the projects of at least 300 apartments.
As part of the approved projects, housing shall be provided for a low rent (indicatively, EUR 4.40/m²). The approved projects shall meet high quality requirements: (1) the building shall be a nearly zero-energy building; (2) Appropriate quality tests (acoustic measurements, building air permeability test) shall be carried out at the time of entry into service.
Unknown Investment 3.1.2.3.i.: Resilience and continuity of the long-term social care service Creation of new places for the provision of long-term care services close to the family environment for 852 persons of retirement age.  The construction of these buildings shall ensure that:
—a maximum of 12 persons per building (i.e. 12 (number of service facilities per building) x71 (number of buildings built in total) = 852 (total number of newly created services);
—each building is provided with at least a predefined minimum equipment;
—The transition from institutional to family-friendly care for people of retirement age is underway.
Progress Measure Estimated Costs (EUR m) Milestone Assessment by the Commission
Unknown Investment 1.2.1.3.i.I.: Improving municipal buildings and infrastructure by promoting the transition to renewable energy technologies and improving energy efficiency 29.304.000 4 544 563 KWh/Year: Reduction in primary energy consumption in municipal buildings and infrastructure resulting from energy efficiency improvement measures in municipal buildings and infrastructure supported under the measure. Energy certificates may be used to demonstrate the reduction in primary energy consumption. The measures shall aim to reduce primary energy consumption by at least 30 %.
Progress Measure Estimated Costs (EUR m) Milestone Assessment by the Commission
Unknown Investment 1.3.1.1.i.1.: Capacity building for rescue services, in particular the upgrading of the infrastructure and the logistical base of the VUGD 36.630.000 8 newly built centres put into service. The investment shall be used for the construction of nearly zero-energy-consumption disaster management centres.
Unknown Investment 1.2.1.1.i.I.: Improving the energy efficiency of multi-apartment buildings and transition to renewable energy technologies 57.282.000 14423 MWh/Year. Reduction of primary energy consumption in multi-apartment buildings benefitting from improved energy efficiency renovations under the measure.
The measure consists of a support programme for energy renovation in multi-apartment buildings. It shall take the form of a financial instrument (loan) with a capital discount of up to 49 % of the amount of the loan. Aid shall only be available for buildings where the project is expected to achieve at least 30 % energy savings.
Unknown Investment 1.2.1.2.i.: Increasing energy efficiency in business, in the form of a combined financial instrument 120.586.000 11498 Greenhouse Gases emissions savings, in Co2 equivalent per ton, based on expected emission savings as a result of the measure.
Unknown Investment 1.2.1.4.i.I.: Improving the energy efficiency of public sector buildings, including historical buildings 23.956.000 4456 MWh/Year : Reduction of primary energy consumption in public buildings with improved energy efficiency resulting from the investments supported under the measure. Energy certificates may be used to demonstrate the reduction in primary energy consumption.
Unknown Investment 3.1.1.4.i:. Establishing a financing fund for the construction of low-rent dwellings The funding shall have been approved by national development institution Altum for the projects of at least 700 apartments;
As part of the approved projects, housing shall be provided for a low rent (indicatively, EUR 4.40/m²). The approved projects shall meet high quality requirements: (1) the building shall be a nearly zero-energy building; (2) Appropriate quality tests (acoustic measurements, building air permeability test) shall be carried out at the time of entry into service.
Unknown Investment 3.1.1.4.i:. Establishing a financing fund for the construction of low-rent dwellings Projects finished with 300 apartments built and delivered in line with the following specifications:  (1) the building shall be a nearly zero-energy building; (2) appropriate quality tests (acoustic measurements, building air permeability test) shall be carried out at the time of entry into service.
Unknown Investment 3.1.1.5.i.: Development of infrastructure and equipment of educational institutions Improvement of infrastructure of 20 general education institutions established by local governments according to specifications: investments may be envisaged for the improvement of the education institution physical environment – classrooms that met hygienic requirements, reconstruction of engineering networks (including ventilation systems), ensure sufficient and energy efficient lighting, and other ergonomic and modern education environment solutions.

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.