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The objective of the component is to promote the thorough renovation of buildings, with a focus on the national building stock, to achieve at least a 30% reduction in energy consumption compared to the baseline.

Reform of planning and financing of the energy renovation of buildings in the public sector

As part of the reform, cost-effective renovation approaches, policies and measures will be identified to promote the thorough renovation of buildings. The adoption of the Long-Term Strategy for Energy Renovation of Buildings 2050, the amendment of the Rules on the efficient use of energy in buildings, the preparation of a legal basis for the establishment of a stable and sufficient systemic financial resource for the energy renovation of buildings of the core public sector, and the compiling of a list of buildings eligible for energy renovation approved by the Government on the basis of the Strategy are planned.

In particular, the reform shall put in place a legal ban on the design and installation of heating oil, mazut (fuel oil) and coal boilers for heating in new buildings.

Sustainable renovation of buildings – investment

The objective of the investment is focused on the energy renovation of public buildings and covers energy renovation of publicly owned residential buildings. Overall energy savings of at least 30% compared to the baseline are foreseen.

The investments will cover costs for the thermal insulation of buildings, energy-efficient equipment (windows, glazing, doors), cooling and ventilation systems, and energy efficient lighting and control systems. In carrying out the works, high health and environmental standards will be ensured. The renovation of public buildings is expected to include improvement of their accessibility for persons with disabilities.

Since Slovenia is one of the most earthquake-prone countries in Europe, the energy renovation will be carried out in parallel with seismic rehabilitation to ensure a cost-effective approach and a long-lasting impact of the investment.

Buildings of exceptional administrative importance due to the COVID-19 epidemic, buildings of great social importance due to the COVID-19 epidemic, buildings requiring individual upgrades of technical building systems and publicly owned multi-dwelling buildings will be eligible for funding.