EU Eco Fund Applications

Many property owners are not aware of the EU ecological funds which are available for improvements to energy efficiency of their home in Slovenia. Think Slovenia have an excellent record of applying for and obtaining funds for property owners whose properties we are helping to renovate. We can advise you what funds are available at the time of renovating, help you identify partners who work according to the relevant EU regulations and help you choose the materials which will result in successful applications for subsidies. Please see our quick guide to EU Eco Funds in Slovenia below:

Who are they for?

  • residential buildings or apartments in residential buildings in Slovenia
  • only for private owners, not companies

General conditions:

  • applications must be submitted before works
  • all documentation must be submitted in the correct manner within Eco fund deadlines
  • buildings must be built legally / according to building permission where relevant
  • buildings built before 2003
  • a registered building company must conduct the relevant works 
  • the materials which are subject to funding must be kept in the building for at least 3 years

How much?

  • EU Eco funds can cover as much as 20% and can be more in cases where you are applying for 3 or more subsidies.

What for?

Eco funds are usually available for new windows that are of a certain quality and fitted in a certain way in accordance to EU regulations and standards. In practice this usually means triple glazed wooden windows with excellent thermal properties. Think Slovenia has partners that can provide windows of this quality, fitted in the required way to seal the windows.

EU funds will cover up to 20% of relevant costs, but no more than 12 eur / m2 and to a max of 200 m2 per residential unit.

Insulation of external walls is subject to EU funding, and in theory any insulation material can be used of a thickness that will achieve the required EU thermal conductivity levels to obtain subsidies. Examples of materials are hard polystyrene, hard polystyrene (styrodur), mineral wool or cork. In practice polystyrene is the most commonly used material and 18 cm thickness satisfies EU requirements. As well as the cost of insulation / rendering materials the subsidy will cover skirting, scaffold, window shelves and the cost of removing old rendering. If you have existing facade insulation, you can add additional insulation to achieve the total required thermal properties. 

EU funds will cover up to 20% of relevant costs, but no more than 12 eur / m2 for maximum of 200 m2 of facade area.

Like insulation of external walls roof insulation is subject to EU funding, and in theory any insulation material can be used of a thickness that will achieve the required EU thermal conductivity levels. In practice 30 cm hard polystrene (styrodur) woudl achieve EU requirements for subsidy.  In addition to insulation material and fitting relevant costs subsidised include secondary breathable foils, final layering like plaster boarding or concrete screeding and with flat roofs hydroinsulation costs can also be considered.

EU funds will cover up to 20% of relevant costs, but no more than 10 eur / m2 and a max of 150 m2 per residential unit.

Funds are available for purchase and fitting of central heating systems powered by heat exchangers of the following types: air/water, water/water and salt water/water. The heat exchange pump should achieve the prescribed levels of seasonal energy efficiency of heating in normal weather conditions. The device needs to be fitted by a certified installer. EU funds will take into consideration the following costs - purchase and fitting of one heat exchange device per residential unit, purchase and fitting of heat & water heat storage equipment and connection to heat exchange, all pipes that connect the heat exchanger with the heat source, relevant safety and regulation equipment.

EU funds will cover up to 20% of relevant costs but no more than 2500 eur for water / water and salt water / water heat exchangers and 1000 eur for air/water heat exchangers.

Funds are available for purchase and fitting of solar heating system with flat / vacuum solar energy cells which meet the relevant standards. EU funds will take into consideration the following costs: purchase and fitting of cells, purchase and fitting of heat storage device, intermediary connections like pumps, operational and system safety elements.

EU funds will cover up to 20% of relevant costs but no more than 20m2 area of solar panels at 200 eur per m2.

Funds are available for various heating devices powered by pellets, woodchips or firewood, which correspond to EU Eco Funds standards. The device can be used to power a whole central heating system or for heating individual rooms. EU funds will take into consideration costs of purchase and fitting of the device, costs of making a new connection for air entry, exit of fumes and making the chimney good, purchase and fitting of fuel storage, transport and storage system, CO sensors, operational equipment, heat storage, water heat storage, necessary equipment for connection.

EU funds will cover up to 20% but no more than 2,000 eur for a device that runs the whole central heating system.

EU funding is available for air recuperation systems and will take into consideration the following types of cost:

  • purchase and fitting of devices for central or localised recuperation with heat recycling
  • purchase and fitting of systems for air distribution
  • purchase and fitting of systems for preheating the air with the thermal energy from earth or water.

EU funds will cover up to 20% of relevant costs, but no more than 2000 eur and at the maximum of 300 EUR per installed unit.

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