What we do?

EmBuild supports public authorities in Southeast European countries to prepare a long-term strategy for mobilising investment in the energy efficient renovation of the building stock.


Why are we doing that?

40% of all energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the European Union arise in private and public buildings. If the EU wants to achieve its energy and climate goals, our private, public and industrial buildings have to use less energy. The public sector should be the pioneer and lead the way to an energy efficient building stock.


„A big push is needed! All EU Member States need to develop a national strategy for the renovation of their building stock.“
(Article 4 of the Energy Efficiency Directive)

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And what do we expect in the end?

EmBuild is successful...


... if our focus municipalities have produced solid renovation strategies for their building stock
... if more municipalities and towns across the whole region follow the example and produce their own strategies
... if the renovation of building stocks achieves multiple goals: lower energy bills, increased comfort, healthier living and working spaces, improved air quality and creation of local jobs