Only 1% of buildings in the Czech Republic undergo comprehensive renovation each year. To achieve energy efficiency and decarbonisation targets, the rate of renovation needs to at least double. Three key directives on energy consumption in buildings have been updated in recent months. The newly adopted Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) requires a reduction in energy consumption in buildings of at least 1.9% per year. At the same time, the Czech Republic has not yet met the target of mandatory increases in energy savings in buildings. The newly adopted Renewable Energy Directive (RED) requires a 55% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Most recently, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) introduces zero-emission buildings and minimum energy efficiency requirements for existing buildings.
In response to the ambitious targets of the high-impact directives, two years ago the so-called Roundtables were established as a platform to bring together experts from construction companies, financial institutions, energy companies, government and academia to find solutions for easier financing and innovative approaches to building renovations. The results of the seven roundtables so far, in the form of more than fifty concrete measures discussed, will be presented at a gala roundtable on 11 January. The press conference will be attended by representatives of the most important programmes supporting energy efficiency in the Czech Republic.