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We are a “platform” for two-way communication and close dissemination of knowledge, contributing to research, adaptation, adoption and widespread construction standards with the aim of reducing the energy consumption and emissions of “greenhouse gas” pollutants.

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REDay2022 - President Ursula von der Leyen Video Address (Greek 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.


2022 - Monitoring the National Recovery and Resilience Plans

The REC team along with its National Partners and E3G will be monitoring the implementation of the buildings-related elements of the national recovery plans in 19 Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

Monitoring the national recovery plans will be done thanks to the Renovate2Recover Study, undertaken by E3G in close cooperation with Renovate Europe’s National Partners, and the information available on the European Commission’s Recovery and Resilience Scoreboard.

Each country page includes:

  • a summary of the total investments allocated to buildings, and in particular for energy renovation;
  • a timeline of the latest disbursements;
  • an indicative timeline for future payment requests;
  • a table listing in detail the buildings-related investments and reforms that each Member State includes in its NRRP. The measures have been categorised under their specific instalments.

Click here to access the monitoring page of the Greek National Recovery and Resilience Plan.

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.

Greek profile from the study commissioned by the Renovate Europe Campaign and conducted by E3G with input from INZEB.

Click here to read the Full Greek Profile in the study

REDay2021 National Partner Event

21 October 2021, 14:00 - 16:30 EEST (13:00 - 15:30 CET)

The online event National Recovery and Resilience Plan: Investing in Building Renovation for a Climate Neutral Future, aims to highlight the importance of building renovation to achieving the EU’s long-term objective of a climate-neutral economy by 2050. Attention will be given to elements that can support the EU objective through the implementation of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. Specifically, the online event will discuss:

  • Opportunities and challenges for the implementation of the investments in building renovation foreseen under the National Recovery and Resilience Plan.
  • Long-term strategies and targets for building renovation in Greece.
  • New requirements for building renovation at EU level under the “Fit-for-55” legislative package.
  • EU Taxonomy on Sustainable Financing as a means to define sustainable investments according to higher energy savings criteria.
  • Building Renovation Passports as an instrument for holistic, staged deep renovations working towards the avoidance of renovation lock-in effects.
  • One Stop Shops as a mechanism helping regional and local authorities to roll out appropriate renovation schemes and monitor and measure the renovation performances.

The National Recovery and Resilience Plan: Prioritising Building Renovation for a Climate Neutral Future online event is organised by INZEB and GIZ. Supporting Partners of the event are the H2020 projects iBRoad2EPC and Triple A as well as the Build Back Better Greece initiative.

The event will be held in the Greek language.



In the context of Renovate Europe Day 2020, the Greek National Partner INZEB organised an online event entitled A Renovation Wave for smart, efficient buildings in Greece

Watch below the 4 High-level interventions from the event:

  • Prof Agis Papadopoulos, Professor of Energy Systems, Aristotle University Thessaloniki spoke about “Technology developments in the field of smart and efficient buildings”
  • MEP Maria Spyraki (EPP) spoke about “Perspectives for smart and energy-efficient buildings in Europe”
  • Dimitris Athanasiou, DG Energy, European Commission spoke about “The EU framework for smart and energy-efficient buildings“
  • Dr Haris Doukas, National Technical University of Athens spoke about “Modular Big Data Applications for Holistic Energy Services in Buildings”