Ekubirojs (ESEB) is a social design NGO committed to work with citizens to take back their cities, as they transition to a healthier low-carbon, and circular economy.

Established in 2012, ESEB’S aim is to promote Energy Efficiency and green investment in the Baltics and eastern Europe, leveraging the tremendous energy saving opportunities in Soviet Era buildings. Ever since the year of their establishment, they have been working with the public and private sector as well as citizens, giving them experience in understanding different perspectives that communities may have.

They cooperate with stakeholders from all sectors acquiring experience to spot opportunities and design new products and services to meet the complex challenges of 21st century cities.

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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.

Latvian profile from the study commissioned by the Renovate Europe Campaign and conducted by E3G with input from Ekubirojs.

Click here to read the Full Latvian Profile in the study