Technical Assistance in Recovery Plans - the Wealth-enabler for Buildings


Building a green and sustainable economy means spending a lot of money. There isn’t a shortage of climate cash with the Recovery Fund – the real challenge will be spending it fast, and properly! Thankfully, there is help available for renovation through Technical Assistance – and the Commission’s RECOVER Taskforce has just made it easier for Member States to include it in their Recovery Plans. […]

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What Buildings Elements in the National Recovery Plans?


This short document seeks to provide a checklist of key elements to be included for buildings in the National Recovery & Resilience Plans (NRRPs), taking into account upcoming legislative developments (revision of the Energy Efficiency Directive and Energy Performance of Buildings Directive).  Tying the National Plans to a long-term regulatory perspective will increase the absorption rate of EU funding and improve the implementation of EU buildings policies on the ground, thereby contributing to multiple benefits for Member States, their businesses and their citizens.

  • Allocation for Capacity Building or Technical Assistance
  • Segment-based approaches with Measurable Outcomes
  • Deep renovations achieving low energy consumption levels
  • Support to Upskilling the Workforce
  • Focus on scaling up existing renovation schemes
  • Uptake of Loans and other Financial Instruments
  • Better Aggregation of Data to measure impact
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Prioritise Energy Renovation in the National Recovery and Resilience Plans!


At the July European Summit, EU leaders agreed a recovery package and the 2021-2027 budget to help rebuild the EU after the pandemic and boost investment in green and digital transitions. This is a unique opportunity to allocate this money towards energy renovation.

Member States are currently drafting National Recovery and Resilience Plans to be submitted to the European Commission as from the 15th of October, outlining where they will allocate the funding to be awarded from the EU Recovery Package.”

Prioritise energy renovation in the National Recovery and Resilience Plans!

This provides short answers to why buildings are so important for our health, why energy renovation is in line with the EU’s growth objectives and green priorities, what is the link between the Renovation Wave and the National Recovery Plans, whether the renovation sector is ready to deliver, and what kind of funding needs to be included for energy renovation in the National Plan.

This guide looks at some the practical aspects: how energy renovation complies with the assessment criteria, how it ties up with the European Semester, how DG REFORM’s support can help finance energy renovation, how to access this technical support and what other funds are available for energy renovation.