„Increasing Capacities in Cities for Innovative Financing in Energy Efficiency“

The main goal of the project mainstreaming and replication of innovative financing models for energy efficiency in buildings. The project helps European local authorities to develop their own financing solutions and kick-start energy efficiency retrofits in their communities, and guides municipalities and regions through the whole process, from choosing the best innovative financing model and gathering all necessary partners through developing action plans, building dedicated teams and starting the tendering of actual projects.

Essential tools developed by CITYnvest to assist local authorities in developing renovation projects:

Partners in the project are:

  • Project coordinator: Climate Alliance – is a non-profit association representing 1,700 European local authorities in 24 countries
  • Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR)
  • GreLiège – Regional Development Agency, Liège, Belgium
  • Sofia Energy Centre – Bulgarian consultancy specialised in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects
  • Info Murcia – Regional Development Agency, Murcia, Spain
  • – European federation of groups and cooperatives of citizens for renewable energy
  • Energinvest – strategic, financial and operational consulting firm
Horizon 2020

The project is funded under the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020

For more information:


“Innovative Financing of Social Housing Refurbishment in Enlarged Europe”, project InoFin, 01.01.2006 – 31.12.2008

the project is co-financed by the program

Intelligent Energy

The idea of the project is to prepare Tailored Financing Schemes as well as a balanced legal and institutional system which would initiate in countries of concern the wide-scale rehabilitation of social housing starting with involvement of public money and in the close future to develop the system which would be attractive and safe for participation of private/commercial investors as well.

Participating countries and project partners:


  • Centre for Energy technology Brandenburg (CEBra), Germany;


  • Energy Consulting Network (ECNet), Denmark;
  • ENVIROS, Czech Republic;
  • Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN);
  • Sofia Energy Centre (SEC), Bulgaria;
  • EKODOMA, Latvia
  • Energy Centre Bratislava (ECB), Slovakia
  • Narodowa Agencja Poszanowania Energii S.A (NAPE), Poland