NeZeR report on country-specific economic incentives that support NZEBR and RES deployment

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Proposal of relevant fiscal incentives and other control instruments for supporting nearly zero-energy renovation


The IEE NeZeR project promotes the implementation and smart integration of Nearly Zero Energy Building Renovation (NZEBR) measures and the deployment of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in the European renovation market.


A great variety of economic instruments are available throughout Europe to support the improved energy performance of buildings. It is, therefore, a challenge for a member state to choose the appropriate financial support methods for accelerating the NZEBR process according to the targets of Directive 2012/27/EU. Fiscal incentives are one way to facilitate NZEBR and utilization of RES. In order to achieve the NZEBR potential in partner cities there is a need to study existing possibilities for supporting NZEBR implementation, such as fiscal incentives and/or other specific financial tools. These existing possibilities could lead to a continuous development of NZEBR process with acceptable costs for building owners.


The purpose of this document is to show the current situation of country-specific economic incentives that could support NZEBR and deployment of RES, define main barriers and propose new incentives. The earlier NeZeR-report “Report on technical and social feasibility studies” and presentations and discussions from national NeZeR cluster workshops regarding fiscal incentives were used as the background for this report.