The Programme’s objective is to improve the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions through the improved energy efficiency of buildings, the support of residential development with very low energy performance and the efficient use of energy sources.
Basic Programme Segmentation
The programme is divided into the following basic support areas:
- A. Reducing energy performance in existing family houses
- B. Building family houses with very low energy performance
- C. Efficient use of energy resources
- D. Support for preparation and provision of implementation of measures supported
- E. Bonus for combining selected measures
Eligible subsidy applicants include homeowners and house builders – both individuals and legal entities.
Applications for Subsidies
Applications for subsidies are accepted just electronically and based on time-limited calls. Applications may be submitted prior to the implementation of the supported measures, during or after implementation after 1 January 2013.
The first was on 13 June 2013 with CZK 1 billion available. These funds must be drawn by the end of 2014.
Lists of Qualified Suppliers and Products and Technologies
The List of Qualified Suppliers and the List of Products and Technologies are to set and guarantee the minimum quality standards for both the services provided and the products and technologies used in the Programme.
Both lists are open for all suppliers and products meeting the pre-defined Programme conditions. Registration in the lists is free of charge.
Only the measures performed in a qualified manner by the companies from the List of Qualified Suppliers using the high-quality materials and technologies from the List of Products and Technologies are subsidised.
Preferential Terms for Buildings Affected by Floods
Owners of family houses affected by the June 2013 flooding may apply for a subsidy from the Programme under preferential terms. Advantages may be granted only in respect of the measures implemented for in family houses affected by floods and situated in the areas where the Government of the Czech Republic announced an emergency situation or the Czech Hydrometeorology Institute (ČHMÚ) announced a warning as a result of the June 2013 flooding.