Last update: 23 August 2022

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


Slovenia’s final NRRP comprises €1.8bn in grants and €666m in loans. ‘Component 2’ aims to improve the energy efficiency of buildings in the public sector, contributing to sectoral objectives of the National Energy Program. €86m (3.5%) of the total fund, drawn from the grants stream, are allocated to this programme. €66m go towards buildings of administrative and social importance such as health infrastructure and judicial buildings, €10m are allocated to buildings that need individual upgrades of technical building systems, and €5m each go to a) energy renovations of publicly owned multi-apartment buildings and b) the establishment of a systemic financing source for energy renovations of public sector buildings. The NRRP only focuses on public buildings since the Slovenian government considers the sector more feasible for implementation and aims to achieve the 3% annual renovation rate required by the Energy Efficiency Directive. The investment programme is supported by reforms with focus on public sector financing and planning.

Read the full Slovenian Country Profile here.

Disbursements’ timeline


  • 2021-09-17: European Commission disburses €231 million in pre-financing to Slovenia.
  • 2022-03-31: Slovenia and the European Commission sign the Operational Arrangements.

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


Grants

Payment Request for the First and Second Instalment EUR 57.064.305 + EUR 230.982.540 Q2 2022
Payment Request for the Third Instalment EUR 230.982.540 Q4 2022
Payment Request for the Fourth Instalment EUR 228.567.619 Q2 2023
Payment Request for the Fifth Instalment EUR 228.567.619 Q4 2023
Payment Request for the Sixth Instalment EUR 142.660.763 Q2 2024
Payment Request for the Seventh Instalment EUR 171.813.710 Q4 2024
Payment Request for the Eight Instalment EUR 71.330.382 Q2 2025
Payment Request for the Ninth Instalment EUR 243.144.092 Q4 2025
Payment Request for the Tenth Instalment EUR 171.813.711 Q2 2026

 

Loans

Payment Request for the First Instalment EUR 310.362.800 Q4 2022
Payment Request for the Second Instalment EUR 49.375.900 Q2 2023
Payment Request for the Third Instalment EUR 49.375.900 Q4 2023
Payment Request for the Fourth Instalment EUR 98.751.800 Q4 2024
Payment Request for the Fifth Instalment EUR 98.751.800 Q4 2025
Payment Request for the Sixth Instalment EUR 98.751.800 Q2 2026

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


Grants

Progress Measure Estimated Costs (EUR m) Milestone
Unknown Reform: Strengthening the sustainable development of tourism
Entry into force of a Decree on Development Incentives for Tourism
1 The decree shall provide the detailed conditions and criteria for award of incentives under the Tourism Development Promotion Act.
Unknown Investment: Sustainable development of tourist accommodation offers to raise the added value of tourism
Award of contracts for increasing the energy efficiency of tourist accommodation
24.25 + 10.25 The selected projects shall comply with the conditions set out in the Decree on Development Incentives for Tourism. In particular, at least 50 % of the eligible costs of renovation or new construction shall relate to energy efficiency improvements. New buildings shall ensure that their primary energy demand is at least 20 % lower than requirement for nearly zero energy buildings.

Google Translate: The investments foreseen by this component are expected to benefit the beneficiaries on average cover 60% of the project costs in case of renovation or extension of existing facilities and on average 66% in in the case of new construction projects.

Conditions (Google Translate)

–          the project must obtain an energy performance certificate of at least class B;

–          projects representing new constructions will have to meet energy consumption targets, which will be at least 20% lower than the requirement for almost zero-energy buildings (NZEB stansdard),

–          the project or catering accommodation establishment must acquire it within two years after the implementation of the project one of the internationally recognized environmental labels also recognized by the green scheme Slovenian tourism and the “Slovenia Green” certificate;

–          projects will have to meet the conditions related to the achievement of climate goals, which relate to the construction and renovation of facilities, energy and water use, waste management, etc., In addition, the principle that it is not significantly damaged, new construction will also have to meet the requirements for almost zero-energy buildings;

Use of natural materials, with emphasis on wood, wood products or wood products in renovations.

Progress Measure Estimated Costs (EUR m) Milestone
Unknown Investment: Sustainable renovation of buildings
Opening of a call for tender for the implementation of individual upgrades of technical building systems
58.02 + 10 Call for tender opened for the implementation of individual upgrades of technical building systems, such as air-conditioning and ventilation systems. The call shall be open until the budgetary envelope is exhausted.
Unknown Investment: Sustainable renovation of buildings
Opening of a call for tender for energy and sustainable renovation of publicly owned buildings of high administrative and social importance
Call for tender opened for energy and sustainable renovation of publicly owned buildings of high administrative and social importance. The call shall be open until the budgetary envelope is exhausted. Selection/eligibility criteria shall ensure: a) compliance with the ‘do no significant harm’ Technical Guidance (2021/C58/01); and  b) at least a 30 % reduction of direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions compared to the ex-ante emissions.
Unknown Investment: Sustainable renovation of buildings
Opening of a call for tender  for energy and sustainable renovation of publicly owned residential  buildings.
Call for tender opened for the energy and sustainable renovation of publicly owned residential buildings. The call shall be open until the budgetary envelope is exhausted.

Selection/eligibility criteria shall ensure: a) compliance with the ‘do no significant harm’ Technical Guidance (2021/C58/01); and b) at least a 30 % reduction of direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions compared to the ex-ante emissions.

Unknown Investment: Sustainable restoration and revitalisation of cultural heritage and public cultural infrastructure
Sustainable restoration and revitalisation of cultural heritage and public cultural infrastructure
57,34* (47,00 excl. VAT) Completed renovation of 15 cultural heritage sites in accordance with the green public procurement act.

*Unclear how much of the money could go to energy renovation as energy savings are not mentioned.

 

 

 

 

Unknown Reform: Strategy for greening education and research infrastructure
Adoption of the Strategy for Greening Education and Research Infrastructures
The strategy shall identify sustainable priorities for green investments in education and research infrastructures and for the maintenance of educational buildings, taking into account specific characteristics and specific needs, such as the principles of sustainable construction of near-zero energy buildings, spatial design, digital transition, and innovative pedagogical approaches.

 

 

Progress Measure Estimated Costs (EUR m) Milestone
Unknown Reform: Planning and financing of the energy renovation of buildings in the public sector
Entry into force of a ban on the use of fossil fuels for heating in new buildings
A law shall establish a ban on the design and installation of heating oil, mazut (fuel oil), and coal boilers for heating buildings, as foreseen in the Long-term Strategy for Energy Renovation of Buildings 2050.
Unknown Investment: Greening education infrastructure
Completed selection of investment projects in greening education infrastructure
71,5 (40,01 is stated in SWD) The Ministry of Education, Science and Sport shall extend an invitation and sign contracts for the co-financing of infrastructure projects in accordance with the Strategy for Greening Education and Research Infrastructures. Contracts shall ensure that the primary energy demand of all new buildings is at least 20 % lower than the nearly zero-energy building requirement.
Progress Measure Estimated Costs (EUR m) Milestone
Unknown Reform: Planning and financing of the energy renovation of buildings in the public sector
Establishment of a revolving fund for the energy renovation of buildings in the public sector
The reform shall establish a revolving fund for the implementation of energy renovations of public buildings. The fund shall be self-financed with the financial savings generated by the energy efficiency investments.
Progress Measure Estimated Costs (EUR m) Milestone
Unknown Reform: Strengthening the sustainable development of tourism
Upgraded data monitoring in the Slovenian Green Tourism Scheme
1 The Slovenian Green Tourism Scheme shall be upgraded to include an analytical tool to measure effects of tourism on leading tourist destinations and to analyse and forecast tourism flows. These data are expected to contribute to the sustainable development of tourism in Slovenia.
Unknown Investment: Ggreening education infrastructure
New educational facilities
71,5* (40,01 is stated in SWD) 4.906 m2 by Q2 2024 and 34.532 by Q2 2026 (baseline 4.906).

Completed construction and entry into operation of 6 new educational facilities, in compliance with the requirements.

*The higher amount does not only include renovation/construction works. It includes e.g. buying equipment, spatial planning, project management costs, construction supervision etc.

Progress Measure Estimated Costs (EUR m) Milestone
Unknown Reform: Energy Efficiency in the economy
Increased implementation of recommendations from energy audits
An average increase of at least 10% of the recommendations made to companies implemented as compared to the latest audit. On the basis of e-cards, companies are expected to monitor and record compliance with the recommendations of energy audits in companies on the basis of pre-defined categories, such as establishment of energy management, appointment of a person to monitor the implementation of the recommendations, and electricity savings due to improvements introduced.
Unknown Investment: Sustainable renovation of buildings
Completed energy and sustainable renovations of buildings of high
58.02 + 10 29.000 m2 by Q4 2024 and 89.000 m2 (baseline 29.000 m2) by Q2 2026.

Google Translate from NRRP: Measures included: 1. Rehabilitation or additional facade insulation 2. Replacement of worn-out joinery

3. Attic insulation 4. Replacement of an existing boiler with a wood biomass boiler 5. Implementation of the ventilation system 6. Installation of TS for TSV 7. Installation of thermostatic valves and frequency regulation of heating system pumps. 8. Central control system 9. Installation of energy-saving lighting 10. Organizational measures

+ urgent maintenance work.

Unknown Investment: Centre for seeds, nurseries and forest protection
Centre for Seeds, nurseries and forest protection
5.10 The Centre shall include at least 3000 square metres of research areas. Research and development activities in the field of forest seed, nursery and forest protection shall be carried out at the Centre.

The new building shall show a primary energy demand of at least 20 % lower than that required for a nearly zero-energy building under the national rules on the construction of nearly zero energy buildings.

Progress Measure Estimated Costs (EUR m) Milestone
Unknown Investment on increased wood processing to accelerate the transition to a climate-neutral society
Completed projects for supporting environmentally- friendly wood processing
28 8 projects for supporting environmentally- friendly wood processing completed.
Unknown Investment: Greening education infrastructure
New educational facilities
71,5* (40,01 is stated in SWD) 31.017 m2 by Q2 2025 and 38.667 by Q2 2026 (baseline 31.017).

Completed construction and entry into operation of 9 new educational facilities, in compliance with the requirements.

*The higher amount does not only include renovation/construction works. It includes e.g. buying equipment, spatial planning, project management costs, construction supervision etc.

Progress Measure Estimated Costs (EUR m) Milestone
Unknown Investment: Sustainable renovation of buildings
Completed energy and sustainable renovation of buildings through individual upgrades of technical building systems
58.02 + 10 36.000 m2 by Q4 2025.

Google translate from NRRP: Upgrading of technical building systems is proposed for buildings that are already energy renovated, but they need an appropriate upgrade of individual technical building systems. With these, it took time COVID-19 epidemics have proven to be extremely problematic, especially in the implementation of systems cooling / ventilation, air conditioning and separation of individual parts of the building through ventilation zones. So it is in the context of ensuring resilience to the spread of the epidemic in the context of energy renewal, or even independently, it is also necessary to provide appropriate cooling / ventilation systems and adequate digital regulation or systems management, which refers to advanced building management systems. The upgrade of technical building systems also includes the installation of a solar power plant on the building.

Unknown Investment: Sustainable renovation of buildings
Completed energy and sustainable renovation of publicly owned residential buildings implemented
20.000 m2 by Q4 2025.

Google Translate from NRRP: Demonstration examples of energy renovation are planned in this area multi-apartment buildings in public ownership. In the event that in addition to energy renovation, they would also include static / seismic rehabilitation, possible requirements for cultural protection of the building and functional upgrade buildings (adaptation of access for the disabled, installation of lifts, etc.) these measures would be financed from other resources. In this way, we would carry out the target number of renovations of multi-apartment buildings, which would be an example of good practices in further similar cases of building renovations.

Unknown Investment: Social and economic resilience to climate-related disasters
SLO SERCID – Construction of new energy efficient buildings
23,42 Entry into operation of the National Centre for Coordinated Response to Climate Conditional Disasters and 2 sub-centres for training modular flood response and large-scale wild fire response units.

The centres shall have a primary energy demand of at least 20 % lower than that required for a nearly zero-energy building under the national rules on the construction of nearly zero energy buildings.

Unknown Investment: Sustainable development of public and shared tourism infrastructure and natural attractions in tourist destinations
Completed projects in public and shared tourism infrastructure
10* Completed projects in public and shared tourist infrastructure.

Projects shall give priority to the use of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency improvements, and shall aim to minimise environmental impact.

The total amount of funding shall be at least EUR 10,000,000.

*Only a small amount (not indicated) out of the whole measure will go to building renovation

Progress Measure Estimated Costs (EUR m) Milestone
Unknown Investment: Sustainable renovation of buildings
Completed energy and sustainable renovations of buildings of high administrative and social importance
58.02 + 10 29.000 m2 by Q4 2024 and 89.000 m2 (baseline 29.000 m2) by Q2 2026.

Google Translate from NRRP: Measures included: 1. Rehabilitation or additional facade insulation 2. Replacement of worn-out joinery

3. Attic insulation 4. Replacement of an existing boiler with a wood biomass boiler 5. Implementation of the ventilation system 6. Installation of TS for TSV 7. Installation of thermostatic valves and frequency regulation of heating system pumps. 8. Central control system 9. Installation of energy-saving lighting 10. Organizational measures

+ urgent maintenance work.

Unknown Investment: Sustainable renovation of buildings
Completed energy and sustainable renovation of public buildings financed under the revolving fund for the energy renovation of public buildings
10.000 m2 by Q2 2026.

Completed energy renovation of public buildings in compliance with the ‘do no significant harm’ Technical Guidance (2021/C58/01) and achieving at least a 30 % reduction of direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions compared to the ex-ante emissions.

Google Translate from NRRP: NRRP funds represent the initial start-up funds, after the end of the demonstration period we will also examine the possibilities of increasing funding with other sources: the budget of individual ministries within the adopted budget, cohesion funds and other EU grants, use of funds generated by energy savings or due to lower energy costs. V the existing draft EKP 21-27 program does not yet have a measure to establish a systemic financial resource envisaged and will be the subject of the demonstration project success and complementarity studies.

Unknown Investment: Increased wood processing to accelerate the transition to a climate-neutral society
Award of contracts for supporting environmentally-friendly wood processing
28 Projects shall promote the processing of wood in an environmentally sound and resource-efficient manner and in line with the principles of the circular economy, sustainable construction, and the use of best available techniques.
Unknown Investment: Increased wood processing to accelerate the transition to a climate-neutral society
Completed projects for supporting environmentally- friendly wood processing
28 projects for supporting environmentally- friendly wood processing completed in compliance with requirements under milestone 74.

The total amount of funding shall be at least EUR 28 000 000.

Unknown Investment: Sustainable development of tourist accommodation offers to raise the added value of tourism
Completed energy renovation projects for increasing the energy efficiency of tourist accommodation
Completed renovation projects in compliance with the conditions under milestone 150. The average size of projects is expected to be at least 51 rooms.

The total amount of funding shall be at least EUR 48,500,000.

Unknown Investment: Sustainable development of tourist accommodation offers to raise the added value of tourism
Completed construction or full reconstruction projects for increasing the energy efficiency of tourist accommodation
Completed construction or full reconstruction projects in compliance with the conditions under milestone 150. The average size of projects is expected to be at least 51 rooms.

The total amount of funding shall be at least EUR 20,500,000.

Unknown Investment: Sustainable restoration and revitalisation of cultural heritage and public cultural infrastructure
Sustainable restoration and revitalisation of cultural heritage and public cultural infrastructure
57,34* (47,00 excl. VAT) Completed renovation of 15 cultural heritage sites in accordance with the green public procurement act.

*Unclear how much of the money could go to energy renovation as energy savings are not mentioned.

Unknown Investment: Greening education infrastructure
New educational facilities
71,5* (40,01 is stated in SWD) 4.906 m2 by Q2 2024 and 34.532 by Q2 2026 (baseline 4.906).

Completed construction and entry into operation of 6 new educational facilities, in compliance with the requirements.

*The higher amount does not only include renovation/construction works. It includes e.g. buying equipment, spatial planning, project management costs, construction supervision etc.

Unknown 31.017 m2 by Q2 2025 and 38.667 by Q2 2026 (baseline 31.017).

Completed construction and entry into operation of 9 new educational facilities, in compliance with the requirements.

*The higher amount does not only include renovation/construction works. It includes e.g. buying equipment, spatial planning, project management costs, construction supervision etc.

Loans

Progress Measure Estimated Costs (EUR m) Milestone
Unknown Reform: Strengthening the stock of public rental housing
Entry into force of amendments to the Housing Act
The amendments to the Housing Act are expected to promote an effective and balanced approach to housing provision. They shall include an update of the level of non-for-profit rent while minimising the impact on tenants at social risk; the possibility for further borrowing by public housing funds, and the possibility for activating existing but unoccupied housing stock for use as public rental housing.
Unknown Investment on provision of public rental housing
Award of contracts for the provision of public rental housing
The selected projects shall ensure the construction of new dwellings with an average surface area expected to be between 47 and 58 m². All dwellings shall be used solely for the purpose public rental housing.

New buildings shall comply with requirements for nearly zero-energy buildings.

Progress Measure Estimated Costs (EUR m) Milestone
Unknown Investment: Further greening education infrastructure
Completed selection of investment projects in greening education infrastructure
73,37 (41,80 is stated in SWD) The Ministry of Education, Science and Sport shall carry out an appropriate invitation to sign a contract for the co-financing of infrastructure projects in accordance with the Strategy for Greening Education and Research Infrastructures.
Progress Measure Estimated Costs (EUR m) Milestone
Unknown Investment: Provision of public rental housing
Additional public housing rental dwellings
Construction works completed and use permits issued for additional public housing rental dwellings, in compliance with requirements under milestone 207.

The area of dwellings shall be in accordance with the conditions under the Rules on the allocation of non-profit housing (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia Nos 14/04, 34/04, 62/06, 11/09, 81/11 and 47/14) and the average surface area is expected to be between 47 and 58 m².

Progress Measure Estimated Costs (EUR m) Milestone
Unknown Investment: Greening education infrastructure
Surface area of new educational facilities: 37017
73,37 (41,80 is stated in SWD) Completed construction and entry into operation of new educational facilities, in compliance with the requirements under milestone 168.
Unknown Investment: Provision of public rental housing
Additional public housing rental dwellings
Construction works completed and use permits issued for additional public housing rental dwellings, in compliance with requirements under milestone 207.

The area of dwellings shall be in accordance with the conditions under the Rules on the allocation of non-profit housing (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia Nos 14/04, 34/04, 62/06, 11/09, 81/11 and 47/14) and the average surface area is expected to be between 47 and 58 m².

The total amount of funding shall be at least EUR 60,000,000.

Progress Measure Estimated Costs (EUR m) Milestone
Unknown Investment on greening education infrastructure
Surface area of new educational facilities: 37017
73,37 (41,80 is stated in SWD) Completed construction and entry into operation of new educational facilities, in compliance with the requirements under milestone 168.
Unknown Reform for strengthening the stock of public rental housing
Entry into force of amendments to the Housing Act
At least 4500 new public rental housing dwellings in compliance with the requirements under the Housing Act shall be constructed or purchased, excluding those foreseen in targets 208 and 209.

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.