On Monday 10 July, Francine Closener presented the new strategy to renovate houses in an energy efficient way.
subsidies to renovate for more energy efficiency
The secretary of state for the economy, Francine Closener, has presented a new strategy for renovating buildings to reduce energy costs.
Luxembourg’s housing stock has around 208,000 buildings, 60% of which were built before 1990. These buildings are the target of the new renovation strategy. Renovating them will increase energy efficiency and reduce energy costs to meet European objectives.
On Monday 10 July, Closener presented the guidelines for these renovations. The priority is given to renovate entire houses to increase energy efficiency. Access to financial subsidies for energy renovations, better coordination between energy policy and heritage protection, and the promotion of sustainable construction and the circular economy are the other focus areas.
Closener stated that:
“The potential to increase the energy efficiency of buildings and the quality of life through renovations are important. Luxembourg is well positioned in the construction of energy-efficient homes, as only the construction of houses with the category AAA are being authorised since the beginning of this year. So we need to intensify our efforts on the existing housing stock. The 33 measures in the renovation strategy, which also include financial subsidies, will encourage landlords to renovate.”