Renovate Bulgaria brings together organisations interested in the sustainable development of energy efficient renovation of the building stock in the Republic of Bulgaria to achieve the goals set in Directive EN 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings and Directive EN 2012/ 27/ EU on energy efficiency, as well as in the Long-term national strategy to support the renovation of the national building stock of residential and non-residential buildings by 2050. The main goals are for:

  • Achieving a highly energy efficient and decarbonised building stock up to 2050;
  • Creating a stable environment for investment decisions;
  • Opportunity for consumers and businesses to make more informed choices for saving energy and money through EE renovation of the building stock.

Renovate Bulgaria achieves its goals through:

  • Conducting a broad communication campaign to explain the benefits and advantages of energy efficient renovation of the building stock;
  • Initiation and competent participation in forums, public discussions and working groups related to energy efficient renovation, organised in Bulgaria;
  • Active work and cooperation with representatives of the state and municipal administration at all levels for their transformation into allies of energy efficient renovation of the building stock;
  • Conducting training courses for all participants in the process of energy efficient renovation;
  • Submit proposals for legislative changes that remove barriers and promote the process of energy efficient renovation;
  • Active participation, support and implementation in Bulgaria of the pan-European initiatives of Renovate Europe Campaign;
  • Collection, summarisation and analysis of information about the process of energy efficient renovation in Bulgaria.


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Bulgaria and the European construction industry can end the energy crisis permanently

17 leading companies in the Bulgarian construction market, members of BACIW, highlight in a co-signed op-ed the key role the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) plays to cut the dependence of homes and buildings in Europe on imports of fossil fuels.

The renovation of F/G level public buildings to B/C will signify a decrease in final energy consumption by 90%.

Meanwhile, each billion invested to energy efficiency can create 18,000 jobs.

The op-ed was published on February 7th at Capital.


REDay2022 National Partner Event

8 November 2022, 14:00 - 16:45 CET

Campaign Director Adrian Joyce Video Address

The renovation is even more relevant at a time when a war is raging not far from Bulgaria, when energy prices have reached historically high values when energy is used as a weapon.

In order to preserve our people, our economy, our way of life and our democracy, we Europeans must do everything in our power to find a sustainable solution to these problems. The most sustainable solution is to reduce consumption without harming the comfort and health of people. EE renovation of the building stock is such a solution. EE renovation is an investment in our future, not a moment’s expense.

REDay2022 - President Ursula von der Leyen Video Address (Bulgarian Subtitles)

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen addressed via video in her opening speech the audience of REDay2022.

In here remarks she emphasised how making our buildings energy efficient is indispensable in the fight against climate change and increasing the EU’s energy resilience and independence, and how the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive is our opportunity to do so.


Launch of Renovate Bulgaria

On April the 1st during the Architectural Building Week 2022 in Sofia it was officially signed the memorandum for Renovate Bulgaria. The eight founding signatories were the following:

  • Bulgarian association for construction insulation and waterproofing
  • Center for energy efficiency “EnEffect”
  • Bulgarian facility management association
  • Bulgarian construction chamber
  • Bulgarian association of architects and engineers consultants
  • Bulgarian-Austrian consulting company
  • Shelter for humanity foundation, part of Habitat for humanity international
  • Municipal network for energy efficiency – EcoEnergy

From the REC office we are very pleased for such an event and we hope that establishing Renovate Bulgaria will help to achieve the main goal of REC to reduce the energy demand of the EU building stock by 80% by 2050 through legislation and ambitious renovation programmes.

Watch the entire launch ceremony (in Bulgarian) here.

2021 - Renovate 2 Recover: How Transformational are the National Recovery Plans for Buildings Renovation?

National Recovery and Resilience Plans (NRRPs) present a unique opportunity to accelerate the delivery of deep renovation across the EU. The analysis of the NRRPs in this Study demonstrates that significant renovation activity is planned and will be made possible through the successive disbursements of the Recovery Funding. But these renovations must be done properly, and the money must be spent well. This unprecedented additional injection of public funds must set the EU building stock firmly on the path to achieving its Renovation Wave goals to 2030 and meeting the 2050 climate targets.

For NRRPs to be transformational towards achieving these goals, two key aspects need to be strengthened:

  1. Ensure funding delivers a step change towards realising deep (or staged deep) renovations, going well beyond the 30% minimum energy saving recommendation set by the European Commission.
  2. Invest in the right enabling framework, including leverage of private finance, to create sustainable renovation markets that will grow beyond 2026.

Bulgarian profile from the study commissioned by the Renovate Europe Campaign and conducted by E3G with input from BACIW.

REDay2021 National Partner Event

14 October 2021, 13:00 - 14:30 CET

In the context of Renovate Europe Day 2021, the Bulgarian National Partner BACIW is organising an online event.

Основният девиз на кампанията е: “Обнови България – спести енергия!”

The online event includes high-level interventions from:

  • Mr Valentin Nikolov – Executive Director of the Bulgarian Construction Chamber
  • Mr Ivaylo Alexiev – Executive Director of AUER
  • Mr Dragomir Tsanev – Executive Director of EnEffect
  • Ms Tsveta Nanyova – Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Bulgarian Facility Management Association (BGFMA)
  • Mr Marko Markov – Energy Efficiency Finance Specialist and Project Manager at Econoler


In the context of Renovate Europe Day 2020, the Bulgarian National Partner BACIW organised an online event entitled Renovation of Buildings for the recovery of EU member states and the opportunities for Bulgaria.

The online event included high-level interventions from:

  • Minister Tomislav Donchev – Deputy Prime Minister in charge of EU funds.
  • Mr. Valentin Nikolov – Executive Director of the Bulgarian Construction Chamber.
  • Mr. Dragomir Tsanev – Executive Director of EnEffect.