What was it all about?

EmBuild supported 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 was the project 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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What did the project achieve?

  • Building renovation plans following the EmBuild concept adopted for more than 100 municipalities in six countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia).
  • Implementation of these plans will result in total savings of 328 GWh/year.
  • More than 40,000 public officers in Europe benefitted from the project, and at least 1,500 of them were directly involved e.g. during trainings, workshops and roundtable discussions.
  • Project-related information and results are available for further reading and for free download from the EmBuild Navigator
The EmBuild project concluded on 31st of August 2018. Project partners will promote & use all the documents which were made during the project.