October 10, 2017

Energy renovation of existing buildings is one of the priorities within the development of sustainable use of energy. Due to the importance and the size of the task, the Ministry of Infrastructure (MZI) in Slovenia established an Office for energy renovation of buildings in October of 2015. The office consists of experts from the fields of construction, engineering, law, and economics, which together manage all aspects of this measure. The tasks of the project office are to enable an appropriate and supportive environment and the necessary documents based on existing legal instruments; to provide assistance and technical support to intermediary and executive authorities, public sector entities, energy service providers and applicants. Additionally, the Office keeps the necessary records (records of public buildings to be energy renovated), monitors and controls the operations and provides the transfer of knowledge and best practices.

Easily replicable in other national contexts.
Needs Addressed
• insufficient information on legal and administrative aspects (art. 17)
• insufficient information on training possibilities (art. 17)
• insufficient information on energy technologies (art. 17)
• insufficient information on financial tools (art. 17)
• insufficient information on technical tools (art. 17)
• lack of in-house expertise about legal and administrative aspects (art. 17)
• lack of in-house expertise about energy technologies (art. 17)
• lack of in-house expertise about financial tools (art. 17)
• lack of in-house expertise about technical tools (art. 17)
• absence of support organisations in your territory addressing energy efficiency matters (art. 17)
• support organisations have unsufficient competency and knowledge (art. 17)
• inadequate information on best energy efficiency practices (art. 17)
Validation/testing information
Dean Smolar (dean.smolar@cei.hr)