|Policy Status||In force|
|Date Effective||April 2009|
|Date Ended||December 2012|
|Agency||•Ministry of Environment; State Environmental Fund|
|Funding||CZK 25 billion 2009-12; CZK 10 billion in 2009|
|Policy Sector||•Heating and Cooling (Domestic / Industrial Process)|
|Size of Plant Targeted||Small|
|Description||Launched in April 2009 and reformed in August 2009, the Czech Green Savings programme provides householders (family houses and apartment buildings) grants of up to half of the cost of insulating their homes. It also provides grants for new construction meeting passive house standards, as well as for the installation of heating equipment using renewable sources of energy. Improvement measures must result in specific annual heat savings to qualify.
A bonus subsidy amount is provided when insulation (full or partial) or new construction is combined with the installation of renewable energy heating equipment, or if more than one renewable energy-source equipment is installed in new construction. The bonus is of CZK 20 000 for single houses and CZK 50 000 for apartment buildings.
Specific efficiency standards are required for the replacement of boilers with low-emission biomass boilers or heat pumps. For the installation of biomass sources and heat pumps in new construction, as of 1 January 2011 the specific annual heat needs for space heating cannot exceed 55 kWh/m2 of floor area. In addition, the subsidy recipient must pledge to operate and maintain the equipment for a period of 15 years. Subsidies for biomass boilers and heat pumps range from CZK 50-90 thousand depending on the equipments specific characteristics.