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Portugal launched a financial support program for energy efficiency

In the context of the Economic and Social Stabilisation Program (PEES), the Portuguese government launched the initiative “Edifícios mais sustentáveis (“More sustainable buildings”) on September 7th, 2020.

In Portugal in 2019, more than 41% of certified residential dwellings had classes C and D, compared to 16.5% for classes A+ and A*. Improving the building energy efficiency has become a real economic and social challenge. In response to fuel poverty, the Portuguese government has launched a program with non-refundable grants in order to help energy improvement work by individuals.

With a total budget of €4.5 million, this program, available until December 2021, offers a contribution of up to 70% of the investments made by owners, with a maximum of €15.000 per owner and €7.500 per building or unit. 

“Edifícios mais sustentáveis” program is covering six typologies of intervention:

  • Windows
  • Thermal insulation
  • Heating/cooling for air and domestic hot water systems (heat pump, etc.)
  • Renewable energy production equipments (photovoltaic panels, etc.)
  • Optimisation of water management (pressure reducer, etc.)
  • Integration of biomaterials, recycled materials, green covers and bioclimatic architectural solutions

It is dedicated to private owners of properties located on the Portuguese continental territory and built before the end of 2006.

Interested in this initiative? You have until December 31st, 2021 to submit your application on the website


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  1. Thank you for this information! I am trying to find the link on the fundoambiente website to claim money back – has it gone, or am I looking in the wrong place?

    Thank you!