Work package T2: Analysis and design of optimal energy efficiency financing models

WP T2 is aimed at increasing inflow of private (non-public) funds, sharing knowledge on successful financing mechanisms that will allow public bodies to afford costs of NZEB renovation of public buildings. The WP will build on previous experience of HEP ESCO and GEA with partnership who will select most promising approaches at a regional and national level by setting up an App which will contain different financing models according to regional characteristics, regulations and best practices.

 The starting point will be the territorial analysis which will describe how European directives have been adopted in different regions; will identify regional/national barriers inhibiting the systematic NZEB renovation of public buildings and will evaluate the accounting issues. Consequently a SWOT analysis, aimed at renovation of public buildings will help to focus on regional hot spots. The optimal financing schemes will be built on the inventory of best/innovative practices which will take in account regulations at European/state/regional level and will also gather innovative local best practices which can be capitalized by other schools/municipalities of the project area. This app will run on android operative systems and will be incorporated into the toolkit.

All information will be gathered by the project partners making use of, among other means, worldcafès (1 per each country - 7 in total) participated by main stakeholders where will also be outlined the core barriers and ways to remove them. The financing scheme will allow to select for each partnership region (characterized by different norms, rules, legislation and best practices) the most suitable financing schemes for school buildings. The feasibility of the APP will be ensured by the expertise of the partnership (technical and financial) as well as by the active involvement of specific stakeholders. HEP ESCO and GEA will mainly be in charge for this activity.