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The residential building sector is one of the largest energy end-users in all Western Balkan countries, consuming up to 60% of all final national energy consumption. Combination of such high demand and low energy performance is resulting from aging building stock, poor maintenance, legal-regulatory barriers, lack of clear ownership structures and responsibilities and poor management of residential buildings.
The aim of this analysis is to review the housing and energy efficiency policies, institutional structures, reform agendas and banking sector landscape in selected countries and provide a comparison with benchmarked best practices from the regions. At the same time, the analysis identifies opportunities for legislative and regulatory improvements, capacity building and flexible financing in each selected country for improvement of housing operation and maintenance and for developing and enabling environment for energy efficiency investment lending to HOAs.
The analysis consists of two parts:
- Cross-country benchmarking analysis of residential energy efficiency renovation investments environment
- Country Gap Analysis reports providing more details on national-level policies and the institutional and market development contexts