How to speed up Energy Efficiency investments at local level?
Read our latest research report from CITYnvest: Increasing capacities in cities for innovative financing in energy efficiency. A review of local authority innovative large scale retrofit financing and operational models.
CITYnvest is a Horizon2020 project focusing on supporting and replicating successful innovative financing models for energy efficiency renovations in buildings. CITYnvest focuses on supporting and replicating successful innovative financing models for large-scale energy efficiency retrofit programs in buildings. Within the framework of CITYnvest project, Energinvest developed an extensive research and benchmark of existing successful operational and financial models for large-scale energy efficiency programs in Europe. The report reviews and compares innovative financing and operational models for large-scale retrofits and explains possible mechanisms and instruments that could be used by local authorities to carry out renovation of their building stock. This unique comparison showcases the characteristics of the most effective initiatives that are currently being developed and deployed in Europe, as well as the challenges and risks inherent to each of the models. The document also includes a tool, which can support municipalities in developing action plans and taking first steps towards implementation of innovative financing for energy retrofits in buildings. The report is complimented by a self-assessment tool; the Recommendations Decision Matrix. The Matrix contains a set of questions, which help local authorities to determinate which model is the most suitable for them.