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Energy Efficiency subsidies for public and local governmental buildings


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Unlikely the previous years, there has been a strategic change in the government policy regarding public sector and municipal buildings refurbishment. The main purposes are: (1) Eliminate or minimize the own resources by the public sector and the local government sector; (2) Avoid the non-eligible success fee type costs. (which earlier could reach 5 - 10% / project); (3) Reduce the risk of the success of the proposal to avoid unnecessary costs; (4) Improve cost-efficiency by avoiding the excessive costs in the feasibility studies. Thus, already in 2015, they appeared in subsidies where the subsidy rate is 100%, but the eligible projects are defined by specific legislation.
In 2015, the KEOP-2015-5.7.0 (Building energy development of Public buildings measure) had a budget of HUF 150 million and 100% support intensity. Supporting entities and projects had been decided according to the decree 1290/2015 (V.5) No. 1. Annex that the maximum support would be EUR 150 million/project. Normally, those activities can be supported to ensure required levels for a building envelope constructions (U values) achieve: e.g.: front wall (0.24 W / m2K, flat roof 0.17 W / m2K, glazing 1.00 W / m2K, wood or PVC window 1.15 W / m2K; etc.
The support of energy efficiency projects are expected to be mainly provided from two EU-Hungary co-financed programs (KEHOP, TOP) between 2016 - 2020. The TOP (Regional development Operational Programme) selection of projects is based on a multi-stage process, in which, a key element is produced by the county governments development plans and the concepts in which are already made in 2014. The KEHOP is managed by Ministry of National Development and the TOP is managed by the Prime Minister's Office.

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