Development ministry planning new ‘Saving at Home’ program

The Development and Competitiveness ministry plans to continue its “Saving at Home” building energy upgrade program, implemented under the 2007-2013 National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF), an EU funding program, following its warm reception by citizens and the market.

According to ministry data submitted to Parliament, out of the 47,769 households participating in the program, 31,930 have completed the required work.

Aluminium manufacturers, energy saving systems companies, painters, engineers, construction companies, and energy inspectors, all benefited from the activity generated by the program.

Deputy Development Minister Odysseas Konstantinopoulos has just approved 100 million euros from the National Fund for Entrepreneurship and Development, locally referred to as ETEAN, for 10,000 households. This amount will be used to cover services provided by approximately 30,000 professionals through the “Saving at Home” program.

The new program will be supported by the new NSRF program covering 2014 to 2020.