Financing mechanisms supporting building renovation in Poland

18 January, Warsaw, Poland

This workshop tackled one of the key challenges facing energy efficiency in existing buildings: identifying what can be done to improve the existing landscape for financing building renovation in Poland. Best practice cases, which can be adapted to the national context and increase the propensity of building owners and investors to renovate, were discussed.

An effective renovation strategy supported by proper financing schemes can solve vital environmental problems such as improving air quality. Although a large variety of financing mechanisms exist and a lot of funding will be available until 2020, not all measures seem to be effective. Leading experts and representatives from BPIE, IEE and other organisations presented and discussed methods supporting this process in Poland. The feedback of the participants was a crucial part in identifying the activities that can support the market for building renovation.

The workshop was attended by leading experts from Poland, Europe and the Czech Republic: Oliver Rapf, Executive Director of BPIE; Andrzej Gula, President of the Institute of Environmental Economics; Szymon Firląg, BPIE Poland; Dan Staniaszek, Senior Expert BPIE; and Petr Holub, Director of the Chance for Buildings.

The workshop moderator was Dr Andrzej Kassenberg, President of the Institute for Sustainable Development.

Please find speakers’ presentations below.

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