Towards a climate neutral EU:
efficient allocation of EU funds

New Green Savings

Organisation: Centre for Transport and Energy Website: Added: March 01, 2022
Project start date: January 01, 2021
Project end date: December 01, 2030


Since 2009, different phases of the country-wide Green in Savings programmes have significantly contributed to Czech achievements in the buildings sector in terms of energy efficiency and emission reductions. The programme focuses on reducing the energy consumption of residential buildings (insulation), construction or purchase of houses with very low energy consumption, environmentally friendly heating methods, renewable energy sources and, more recently, adaptation and mitigation measures in response to climate change. During the 2014-2021 programme period, the programme contributed nearly EUR 650 mln to more than 74,000 beneficiaries. In 2021, the programme moved to the next phase and expanded its focus to new areas.

The programme supports:

  • Renovation of family and apartment buildings (insulation of facades, roofs, ceilings, replacement of windows and doors) 
  • Construction of family and apartment houses in line with the so-called passive standard (passive houses)
  • Purchase of houses and flats with very low energy consumption
  • Solar thermal and photovoltaic systems
  • Storage tanks for rainwater harvesting, wastewater recovery
  • Green roofs, outdoor shading technology
  • Wastewater heat recovery, water heating
  • Controlled ventilation systems with heat recovery
  • Replacement of non-environmental heat sources with heat pumps, boilers or local biomass sources, gas-condensing boilers
  • Purchase and installation of charging stations for passenger vehicles
  • Planting of trees on publicly accessible land near residential buildings

Financial data

Funding for the first few years of the 2021-2030 programme period, funding will come from the Recovery & Resilience Facility: EUR 769 mln

From 2026 onwards, the programme will grant EUR nearly EUR 162 mln in annual emission allowances.


The overall share should be higher, and the programme should not support projects that involve the use of gas derived from fossil fuels.

Information sources

Ministry website

Other info

European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.