2018 – ongoing

Geografic scope

Local (city or municipality)


Owners or co-owners of single-family residential buildings, municipalities, intercommunal and poviat (district) unions

Managing body

Ministry of Climate and the Environment National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management;
Co-financed by Thermal Modernisation and Refurbishment Fund of the National Economy Bank

Other stakeholders involved

Energy auditing bodies

Volume of funding

~€500 million

Funding method

Financing: Subsidy from the funds of the Thermomodernization and Renovation Fund, up to 70% of the cost of implementing the agreement.

– the average cost of implementing a low-emission project in one building, and in the case of a building with two units – in one unit, may not exceed PLN 53,000


Own contribution

30% own contribution by the commune/municipality applying; no contribution from end beneficiaries

Target socioeconomic group

Energy-poor people

Target housing situation

Single-family residential buildings

Eligible energy efficiency measures

• Replacement or elimination of high-emission heat sources with low-emission
• Thermal modernisation of single-family residential buildings
• Connection to the heating or gas network
• Providing buildings with access to energy from renewable energy installations
• Reducing the demand of single-family residential buildings for energy
supplied for heating and domestic water heating.

Targeted energy performance

30% heat demand reduction

Process of application

New procedure and application requirements valid since 31.03.2021 are available in Polish at


The programme supports the replacement or liquidation of heat sources and  thermal modernisation in single-family residential buildings of energy-poor people. It is implemented by communes, but a party to the agreement on behalf of communes may also be a poviat, an inter-commune union or a metropolitan union in the Śląskie Voivodeship. Project implementation period:
– Up to three years from the date of concluding the agreement, in the case of implementation of low-emission projects covering no more than 2% of the total number of single-family residential buildings in the commune
– Up to four years from the date of concluding the agreement, in the case of implementation of low-emission projects covering more than 2% of the total
number of single-family residential buildings in the commune


Based on a publication12 on energy efficiency best practices, the general limitations are related to the lack of comprehensive assessment of the potential for the application of high-efficiency cogeneration and efficient district heating and cooling completed at national level.
• Innovative financing mechanisms are not used.
• Insufficient in-house expertise about financial tools.
• Insufficient own funds requirements.
• Lack of knowledge regarding existing financial tools.

Pathways for improvement

Already steps are being made towards simplifying the application procedure and as of January 2021, notable changes have been implemented:
• Enabling inter-communal and poviat unions to apply for the programme as a coordinator of several communes
• Extension of the agreement implementation period from three to four years
• Allowing the possibility of also implementing low-emission projects in buildings that are part of the commune’s housing stock
• Equipping communes with tools enabling the verification of data of applicants for participation in the programme
• Improving certain conditions for the participation of residents in the programme
• Extension of the catalogue of eligible costs
• Abolishing the obligation for municipal governments to draw up low-emission programmes
• Reducing the minimum number of single-family buildings to apply for the programme (from 2% to 1% or 20 buildings)
• Reducing the required heat demand reduction from 50% to 30%
• Reducing the post-agreement period from 10 to 5 years for the activities and obligations of the municipality and the beneficiary.

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