O kampanii: Kampania Renovate Europe (REC) to inicjatywa Europejskiego Stowarzyszenia Firm dla Promocji Efektywności Energetycznej Budynków (EuroACE). Jej ambicją jest osiągnięcie do 2050 r. 80% redukcji zapotrzebowania na energię w obecnych zasobach mieszkaniowych UE w porównaniu ze stanem na rok 2005. REC wzywa do stworzenia ambitnej strategii remontowej, którą należałoby wdrożyć w całej UE, by do roku 2020 potroić liczbę przeprowadzanych w UE co roku remontów (z 1% do 3%) i sprawić, że wszystkie remonty będą remontami dogłębnymi, przeprowadzanymi od razu lub w etapach.

Recent updates in Poland:


28th April 2017, by Adrian Joyce, Renovate Europe Campaign Director

If a European police force dispatched scent-sensitive drones across the suburbs in a last ditch bid to prevent thousands of deaths, you might think a terror attack was imminent.

But the Polish police officers filmed last month surveilling residents in Zywiec were tailing a crime wave motivated by nothing more sinister than the desire to keep warm.

Its effects though are clear, or rather they are smoggy. For cheap wood, coal and waste burned indoors are contributing to a smog problem in the town that sometimes surpasses even Beijing’s.

In Zakopane, Poland’s top ski resort, fine dust concentrations are measured at densities greater than in New Delhi, creating lung-busting smogs, with all the attendant health hazards.

Across Poland, air pollution kills around 45,000 people every year, the legacy of a coal-dominated energy infrastructure and decades of poorly-built housing stretching back to the Soviet-era and beyond.

 Seventy percent of the country’s five million single-family households do not have adequate insulation, according to Poland’s Institute of Environmental Economics

This single-family demographic represents the poorer half of the population. To heat their buildings, many use the cheapest and least environmentally friendly materials and methods.

Substandard fuels such as brown coal and coal mine waste are incinerated en masse in obsolete solid fuel boilers with low efficiency and high emissions – not just of CO2, but particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10) and carcinogenic substances such as benzo(a)pyrene.



Anti-smog recommendations for the Polish government – renovation of single-family buildings and reaction of the Chancellery to IEE-EP letter

On Wednesday January 11th 2017 Marek Zaborowski, Vice-President of the Institute of Environmental Economics and Coordinator of Efficient Poland Initiative issued a letter to Prime Minister Beata Szydło and Vice Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in which he presents National Program for Buildings Renovation (NPBR). This program should be the most important part of the strategy for anti-smog actions in Poland (the second important element should be legislative changes).

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The Chancellery made a reaction to our letter and forwarded it to othe MInistries. 

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Why is there smog in Poland – link between energy efficiency of buildings and air quality

Press info before the meeting of the Governmental Economy Committee (KERM) prepared by the Vice President of the Institute of Environmental Economics, explaining why renovation of buildings is necessary and why, when it comes to fighting smog in Poland, this meeting might be crucial (coordination of different Ministries’ actions is needed).

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 Anti-smog law for Małopolska Region

23 January 2017 Provincial Assembly of the Małopolska Voivodship (Sejmik Województwa Małopolskiego) voted for the anti-smog law to be introduced for the whole Małopolska Region.

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