The report reviews and compares innovative financing and operational models for large-scale retrofits and explains possible mechanisms and instruments that could be used by local authorities to carry out renovation of their building stock. This unique comparison showcases the characteristics of the most effective initiatives that are currently being developed and deployed in Europe, as well as the challenges and risks inherent to each of the models. The document also includes a tool, which can support municipalities in developing action plans and taking first steps towards implementation of innovative financing for energy retrofits in buildings.
The report is complimented by a self-assessment tool; the Recommendations Decision Matrix. The Matrix contains a set of questions, which help local authorities to determinate which model is the most suitable for them.