The National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOŚiGW) is the pillar of the Polish system of financing environmental protection. Within it, the energy performance of buildings is mostly financed under the national programme in the field of atmosphere protection (“ochrona atmosfery”) through:
- The programme for the improvement of air quality: the aim of the programme is to reduce carbon emissions by increasing energy renewable sources and reducing energy consumption in buildings.
- The Green Investment Scheme (GIS): this scheme addresses different segements including energy management in public buildings (part 1).
The national program for financing nearly Zero-Energy Buildings ended in July 2016; it targeted buildings having a yearly energy consumption lower
than 40 kWh/m2, providing higher funding for buildings with a yearly energy consumption lower than 15 kWh/m2 (funding were also based on the building category).