Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2004
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation
Policy Target:Buildings>Residential, Buildings>Non-Residential
Agency:Bruxelles Environnement (Brussels Capital Region Ministry of Environment)
Legal References:Décision du 24 septembre 2015 du Gouvernement de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale d’approbation du programme d’exécution relatif à l’octroi d’aides financières en matière d’énergie
Funding:Energy funds

Since 2004, Brussels-Capital Region offers to individuals and businesses a set of ‘Energy’ subsidies for renovation projects or for energy efficient appliances.

The subsidies concern renewable energy facilities (solar boiler and photovoltaic panels), CHP, district heating, energy audit, insulation, super-insulating glazing, high-performance boilers, green rooftops or façades, ventilation, energy efficient appliances (refrigerator, washing machines, etc.). Specific aid supports new construction to the passive standard (heating demand <15 kWh/m²yr) and refurbishment to the low energy or very low energy level. Social criteria have progressively been introduced to favour low-income households. The energy subsidy system is financed by a levy on gas and electricity consumers. Thanks to the integrated air-climate-energy plan, the system of 'energy' premiums will be reinforced.

Investment: as of 2004, more than 150,000 subsidies have been offered, for a total amount of US$ 135 million between 2004 and 2013 (more than US$ 26 million/year from 2013).

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